Funeral for Manus Kelly takes place today

The funeral of Fianna Fáil councillor and rally champion Manus Kelly is taking place today in Co. Donegal.

Manus Kelly died when his Hyundai i20 left the road on special stage 15 of the Fanad Head Loop on Sunday.

His co-pilot Donall Barrett suffered ‘minor injuries’ in the crash.

The father of five, a prominent local businessman and newly elected Fianna Fail councillor, had won the event for the past 3 consecutive years.

Following news of his death, tributes flooded in from prominent figures in politics and the world of Motorsport.

Large crowds are expected in his home community of Glenswilly later today for his funeral mass in St. Columba’s Church.

It gets under way from midday, and will be followed by burial in Conwal Cemetery.