Funeral of Jack Charlton takes place today

The funeral of former Republic of Ireland soccer manager Jack Charlton will take place later this morning in north-east England.

He died aged 85 last weekend after a battle with lymphoma and dementia.

Here at home, football fans will gather at the Walkinstown Roundabout in Dublin to celebrate Charlton's life -- thirty years after traffic was brought to a standstill when he took Ireland into the quarter-finals of Italia '90.