There were poignant and emotional scenes as Cork GAA's no. 1 supporter Timmy 'Jonty' O'Leary was laid to rest today.
'Jonty', who died peacefully at Cork University Hospital on Sunday after a long illness, was a lifelong Cork GAA supporter and followed the county's football, hurling, ladies football and camogie teams up and down the country.
Another iconic sombrero-wearing Rebel County fan and a dear friend of 'Jonty', Cyril Kavanagh sang a heartfelt rendition of the 'The Banks of My Own Lovely Lee' at his graveside while the coffin was draped in Cork GAA's red and white colours, and the blue of his beloved club St Finbarr's.
Poignant moment at Funeral of his great friend Jonty O'Leary as Cyril Kavanagh gives a rendition of the "Banks Of My Own Lovely Lee"— Joe Seward (@JoeSeward1) May 12, 2020
Rest In Peace Jonty #GAA#CORKGAA#GAAGloryDays pic.twitter.com/1uVR1DbYXv
Friends and fellow Rebel Band Members shoulder the coffin at the funeral of great @OfficialCorkGAA supporter Jonty O'Leary today— Joe Seward (@JoeSeward1) May 12, 2020
May He Rest In Peace #GAA#Cork#GAAGloryDays @officialgaa pic.twitter.com/YswHXU37rP