Limerick GAA have led the tributes to All-Ireland winning hurler Eamonn 'Ned' Rea who has died aged 77.
The Effin club man was part of the Limerick side which won the Liam MacCarthy Cup in 1973 - the last title won by the county's senior hurlers until 2018 - starting at full-forward in the 1-21 to 1-14 win over Kilkenny and contributing two points in that final.
He also won two Munster titles in an inter-county career spanning over a decade between 1964 and 1975.
In a statement, Limerick GAA said: "It is with regret we announce the death of All-Ireland winner in 1973 Eamonn Rea - 'Ned' as he will be remembered fondly - and by those in his native Effin.
"Having played for Limerick from 1964-1975, he won two Munsters and one All-Ireland. Sleep well Ned."
It is with regret we announce the death of All Ireland winner in 1973 Eamon Rea. "Ned" as he will fondly be remembered as will be remembered in his native Effin. Having played for Limerick from 1964-1975 he won 2 Munster's and 1 All Ireland. Sleep well Ned pic.twitter.com/LAH11wu8UY— Limerick GAA (@LimerickCLG) November 22, 2021