WATCH: TG4 pays tribute to Offaly All-Ireland hero laid to rest this week

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WATCH: TG4 pays tribute to Offaly All-Ireland hero laid to rest this week

WATCH: TG4 pays tribute to Offaly All-Ireland hero laid to rest this week

TG4 has paid tribute to the late Mick O'Rourke who won back-to-back All-Ireland titles with Offaly in 1971 and 1972. 

Mick was laid to rest on Tuesday but was remembered on Monday evening episode of 'GAA 2019' on TG4 with a brilliant series of clips of the Killeigh man in action during those famous victories. 

Mick died peacefully last Saturday in the care of the staff at the Midland Regional Hospital Tullamore and will be missed by his loving wife Anne and family Paul, Gary, Niall and Aoife as well as his extended family. 

O'Rourke was also a keen hurler but made his presence felt mostly at intercounty level with the Offaly footballers, known as a teak tough cornerback.

He remained in the team until 1976 and during an eight-year senior career, won four Leinster titles and two All-Irelands.

He also won a minor All-Ireland title with Offaly in 1964. 

Mick was also fondly remembered with a minute's silence in O'Connor Park last Sunday prior to Offaly's Allianz League Opener against Westmeath.