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Pics: Colm Murray laid to rest in Dublin

Murray passed away at the age of 61 following a three-year battle with motor neurone disease.

A portrait RTE presenter Colm Murray rests on his coffin at his funeral at St Gabriels Church in Dollymount, Dublin.
A portrait RTE presenter Colm Murray rests on his coffin at his funeral at St Gabriels Church in Dollymount, Dublin.
Image: Niall Carson/PA Wire/Press Association Images

“WARM, KIND, GENEROUS and loving.” The words of Kate Murray at the funeral of her father, broadcaster Colm Murray in St. Gabriel’s Church in Dollymount today.

Family, friends and colleagues gathered to remember Murray at a funeral mass celebrated by Father Jimmy Murray.

Murray’s wife Ann and daughters Patricia and Kate were the chief mourners at the funeral along with his sister Mary with Kate delivering an emotional eulogy before the congregation.

“My Dad loved people and he loved meeting people and taking to people,” she said.

We remember so well his ability to tell a good story and he never let the truth get in the way of a good story. We are heartbroken and we will miss him every single day.

Murray passed away at the age of 61 on Monday following a three-year battle with motor neurone disease. Many of his former colleagues were present at the funeral along with some of the major names from Irish sport and politics.

President Michael D. Higgins was among those in attendance with an Taoiseach Enda Kenny represented by his aide de camp.

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    RTE's Sean O'Rourke arrives at St Gabriel's Church in Dollymount.Source: Laura Hutton/Photocall Ireland
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    Former Taoiseach Liam Cosgrave.Source: Laura Hutton/Photocall Ireland
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    President Michael D Higgins.Source: Laura Hutton/Photocall Ireland
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    Ireland and Leinster's Brian O'Driscoll.Source: Laura Hutton/Photocall Ireland
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    Fellow RTÉ Sport broadcasters Tony O'Donoghue and Jimmy Magee.Source: Laura Hutton/Photocall Ireland
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    The coffin carrying the remains of RTÉ Sports presenter Colm Murray is removed from St Gabriel's Church.Source: Laura Hutton/Photocall Ireland
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    Former Taoiseach Brian Cowen speaking to former RTÉ journalist Anne Doyle.Source: Laura Hutton/Photocall Ireland
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    Mourners carry Colm Murray's coffin. Source: Laura Hutton/Photocall Ireland
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    Former Fianna Fail Minister for Sport John O'Donoghue Source: Laura Hutton/Photocall Ireland
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    A portrait of the late broadcaster Colm Murray pictured in front of his coffin.Source: Laura Hutton/Photocall Ireland
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    Fianna Fáil leader Míchael Martin. Source: Niall Carson/PA Wire/Press Association ImagesSource: Niall Carson/PA Wire/Press Association Images

(Photos: Laura Hutton/Photocall Ireland)

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