Former Irish International Neville Furlong has passed away

It has been announced that the former Garryowen winger died this morning.

Former Ireland rugby international Neville Furlong has passed away aged 49.

The Wexford man scored his sole try in an Ireland jersey on the 1992 tour of New Zealand, on which both of his international caps came.

He famously limped over the line to score after suffering an injury earlier in the match and in the process became the last Irish player to score a 4-point try.

His former club Garryowen FC paid tribute to him on social media.

Funeral arrangments will be announced later. 

Highlights of the first test of that 1992 tour to New Zealand saw Ireland lose narrowly by 24-21 in which Furlong made a fine contribution.

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