Tributes are being made around Kilkenny and beyond after the passing of Podge Butler.
He died on the 13th of May peacefully in St Luke’s Hospital.
He was a Camogie and GAA referee for many years and in 2006 became the oldest GAA referee to take charge of a County Final when he replaced another ref in the Senior Football Championship Final.
Podge will he laid to rest on Thursday morning.
Ar a dheis dé go raibh a ainm dilís
It is with deep regret that we learned today of the passing of Patrick (Podge) Butler who had a life long association with GAA both as a player & as a referee. Kilkenny GAA would like to extend its sympathies to his wife (Mary) & family on his passing. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam pic.twitter.com/liABjXRo8L
— Kilkenny GAA (@KilkennyCLG) May 13, 2019