THE DUBLIN FLAGS which fly over the capital’s official buildings are at half-mast tonight as a mark of respect for former GAA icon, Kevin Heffernan.
The man who led the Dubs to three All-Ireland SFC titles in the late 70s and early 80s will be laid to rest on the northside of the city tomorrow.
“One of the ancient duties of a Freeman is to be ready to defend the City of Dublin,” Lord Mayor of Dublin, Naoise Ó Muirí said tonight. “Kevin embodied all that is good about being a Freeman with his positive approach to sport and to life in our city.
“Our sympathies are with his wife Mary, daughter Orla, family and friends at this time. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam,” he added.
The St Vincent’s man died last week at the age of 83 following an illness, and will be laid to rest in Sutton following a requiem mass in Marino.