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."