The death has taken place of the former Cork City manager Noel O’Mahony.

O’Mahony, 73, had two spells as boss of Cork and Newcastlewest FC in the League of Ireland. He was also a talented player who played for the famous Cork Hibernians team in the 1960s and 1970s.

He won a league medal with Hibs in 1971, two FAI Cups with the club in 1972 and 1973 and also helped the club win the Blaxnit Cup, a cross-border competition, in 1971.

O'Mahony had played schoolboy football with Ballyphenane and Tramore Athletic and was the inaugural winner of the Cork schoolboy player of the year in 1956.

As a manager he led Cork City to the league title in 1993 and to two FAI Cup Finals in 1989 and 1992.