Munster’s former media manager, Pat Geraghty, has died.
Mr Geraghty, who was in his early 60s, passed away after an illness.
He was the province’s media manager between 2000 and 2013, which meant he arranged player appearances and press conferences, dealt with press requests and kept the Munster website up to date.
The Kildare native was with Munster when they won the Heineken Cup in 2006 and 2008.
He was also previously the media officer with Leinster Rugby.
People have been paying tribute to Pat online.
Really sad news about @patgeraghty54 who passsed today. Munster had legends on and off the field and he was a legend off it ! RIP Pat
— Frankie Sheahan (@FrankieSheahan) September 19, 2017
— Michael Corcoran (@MichaelC_RTE) September 19, 2017
Very sorry to hear this news. a press officer who put his players first & guided munster brilliantly through unchartered media waters https://t.co/jfMnXFWFoA
— Kieran O'Brien (@SportingLimk) September 19, 2017
Pat was so good to me when I started with RedFM. A great character. I'll miss his tweets telling me MMA is shit. RIP https://t.co/hykOBbI9dl
— Paul Dollery (@PaulDollery) September 19, 2017
— James Downey (@jamesdowney23) September 19, 2017
We fought, we laughed, we fought, we laughed. Pat was some character and will be sadly missed by all of us in the media. RIP Mr Geraghty https://t.co/SJrPwLZuvz
— Donn O Sullivan (@DonnOSullivan) September 19, 2017