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Patrick Curtin, image courtesy of Kerry County Board The funeral for former Kerry footballer Patrick Curtin is due to get underway around now.

A large attendance is expected at the funeral mass which is due to take place in The Church of the Assumption, Moyvane.

The Moyvane clubman suffered serious head injuries in a road crash Christmas week.

The 26 year old was subsequently airlifted to Hospital in Miami where he passed away.

He had been in Central America working for Killarney crane container company Liebherr.

Paddy Curtin played full-forward for Kerry in 2012 and 2013, as well as representing his county at minor and U21 level.

Many people around the county and further afield have expressed their sadness following Mr Curtin’s death, including GAA President Aogán Ó Fearghail who has expressed his sympathies to the family of former Kerry footballer.

Former Kerry and Munster GAA chairman and fellow clubman Sean Walsh said Paddy was loved in his community: