"A true club legend" is how Clogher Valley Rugby Club described Phillip Moore who died in a workplace accident last Thursday morning.

And his former coach Davy Black says that Mr. Moore "was a big man with a big presence and big endearing smile."

As a key part of a very successful Clogher Valley side, Phillip Moore enjoyed Towns' Cup, Junior Cup and league glory with the Cran based club while the highly regarded prop also represented Ulster U18s and Ulster Juniors.

"He will be a massive loss to the club both on the playing side and the club side as well. He was just a superb all round club man," said Black.

On his ability on the pitch, Black said: "Philly Moore had the ability that not many had, if you needed a game changed you could turn to him to change it, whether that is getting a penalty from a scrum or just scrummaging over the line.

"He had power like very few ever in Junior rugby and he was just a superb all round scrummager."

And Black says that he always had a smile on his face.

"He was a big man with a big presence and he had a big endearing smile every time you seen him, that's the way he carried himself through life and rugby. He did everything with a smile on his face and a twinkle in his eye.

"It is easy to say it when they are gone that he was a perfect gentleman but that's exactly what Philly Moore was but he was a gentleman mixed with a wee bit of devilment as well as he was always up for the banter and the carry on.

"He loved his rugby, he loved his club but most of all he loved his family and he is going to be sorely missed."

In a statement on their facebook page, Clogher Valley RFC described him as a "true club legend2 before adding: "It is with deep regret we have been informed that our friend and playing colleague Phillip Moore passed away this morning after an accident at work. Our thoughts and prayers are with his wife Ruth, daughter Lilly and the family.

Phillip played for Clogher Valley RFC for his whole rugby career - Ulster U18 in 1998 - 2000 and Ulster Juniors for over a decade.

"He was immense on the pitch and a true gentleman off the pitch. He was part of the winning Towns' Cup teams and the Junior Cup and many league titles, he was feared by many opposition props on the pitch.

"Phillip will be sadly missed by all at Clogher Valley Rugby Club, on and off the pitch."

Mr. Moore is survived by his wife Ruth, daughter Lilly, parents Lawrence and Eva, brother Mark, sister Naomi and wider family circle.