New York and Kerry GAA has 'lost a great Gael' with the sad passing of John Riordan earlier this week.
Born in the Kingdom in 1946, John emigrated to America in 1964 and went on to become a leading light with the Kerry club in New York.
He served as President of NY GAA and also played a key role in the redevelopment of Gaelic Park.
His home club, Castlegregory posted the following tribute on Facebook: "All in Castlegregory GAA were saddened to hear of the passing late on Monday evening of John Riordan, late of Lisnakealvee, Brandon, and Brooklyn, New York.
"John dedicated his life to the GAA, he looked after everyone from home when they came to New York and was a great supporter of Castlegregory and Kerry football.
"May he Rest In Peace."
Today New York GAA has lost a great Gael. John Riordan sadly passed away and Gaelic Park won't be the same without you.- New York GAA (@NewYorkGAA) July 31, 2018
Rest In Peace John and thoughts and prayers go out to your family and friends. https://t.co/WMQlxQ5cxo pic.twitter.com/JSPJmzOtb0
Today we lost a legend.A man who bled the green and gold of @Kerry_Official but loved everyone attached to the GAA.He would go out of his way to help. An utter rogue with a heart of gold. He could get away with things that others wouldn't dream of.We will miss him. #legend #Kerry pic.twitter.com/BHfDoUHkWo- ian galvin (@IanGalvinNYGAA) July 31, 2018
An absolute gentleman. He will be sadly missed. https://t.co/JxoHlC2jCt- Marc Ó Sé (@osemarc2) July 31, 2018
What a great Kerry man, they don't make many like that anymore. He looked after a lot of nervous anxious Irish/Kerry men as they landed in JFK, in his company you almost felt like you were at home. RIP- Kieran Donaghy (@starryboy14) July 31, 2018
May John Rest in Peace https://t.co/x8x8GM7Jtt- Kerry GAA (@Kerry_Official) July 31, 2018