The death occurred after a long illness of Paddy English, father of Limerick All Star, with his back to Richie. Stalwart from the Doon club for many years, he died only a few hours after his son helped the county win the first league title since 1997.
Limerick manager John Kiely, speaking to the Limerick Leader, paid tribute: "I was talking to Richie about his father on Sunday night. He was an incredible man who suffered a very difficult illness for many, many years. He was a great supporter of continuing life and celebrating the successes of life. "
He is also survived by his wife Marian and his daughter Lisa.
Replacement at White's Doom House on Tuesday night, 5:30 p.m., with removal at 8 pm from Doon Church. Miss Requiem on Wednesday at 11:30 am with burial later at Doon Cemetery. Private house please. Donate, if you wish, to MS Ireland.