PICS: Shane Lowry and Paul McGinley have been leading the tributes to Christy O'Connor Jnr 6 years ago

PICS: Shane Lowry and Paul McGinley have been leading the tributes to Christy O'Connor Jnr

There is a lot of love going around today for an Irish sporting hero.

Irish golfing legend Christy O'Connor Jnr passed away today at the age of 67.

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The Ryder Cup winner and nephew to Christy O'Connor was an inspiration to many up and coming Irish players, and the tributes have been pouring in today from far and wide.

Two men to have shared a few kind words are 2015 Bridgestone Invitational winner Shane Lowry and the victorious Ryder Cup captain, Paul McGinley.

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While English golfer Ian Poulter shared this image.

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The Dublin native's passing has led to many more tributes being shared, with one moment resonating with people in particular...

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And there were other memories...