As one IRFU official put it Billy was known the length and breath of the country and his passing will be mourned by all in the rugby community.
Billy played his rugby at Sunday's Well and then went on to be a referee before becoming involved in the administration side of the club and was President in the 2007/2008 season.
While his passing will be mourned by all in rugby circles, this massive character will be missed by all in the 'Well'.
His biggest loss will be to his wife Catherine, daughter Ciara and sons Liam, Tim and Darragh.
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Reposing at O'Connor Bros. Funeral Home, North Gate Bridge. Rosary this Thursday evening at 8.00 p.m. Removal tomorrow, Friday, at 6.30 p.m. to St. Senan's Church, Cloghroe. Requiem Mass at 12 noon on Saturday. Funeral afterwards to St. Senan's Cemetery. Family flowers only. Donations, in lieu, to Marymount Hospice.