In pictures: Funeral for Ulster and Ireland rugby player David Tweed

The funeral has taken place today of former Ulster and Irish rugby international David Tweed, who died in a road crash last week.

Monday, 1st November 2021, 3:56 pm
Updated Monday, 1st November 2021, 4:02 pm
Pacemaker Press 01-11-2021: A Service of Thanksgiving was held on Monday in Hebron Free Presbyterian Church, Ballymoney for David Alexander Tweed, who died on October 28th 2021 as a result of a road traffic accident. The coffin of David Alexander Tweed being carried from the church. Picture By: Arthur Allison/Pacemaker Press.

The service for Mr Tweed, who served as a councillor in Ballymena for the DUP and TUV, was held in Hebron Free Presbyterian Church in Ballymoney.

On the cover of the order of service the 61-year-old was pictured taking part in an Orange Order march and today his coffin was carried by members of the organisation wearing collarettes.

His burial took place in Dunloy Presbyterian Graveyard.

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Pacemaker Press 01-11-2021: A Service of Thanksgiving was held on Monday in Hebron Free Presbyterian Church, Ballymoney for David Alexander Tweed, who died on October 28th 2021 as a result of a road traffic accident. Picture By: Arthur Allison/Pacemaker Press.

In 2016, Mr Tweed had his convictions for child sex abuse quashed by the Court of Appeal in Belfast.

He was then released from custody where he had been serving an eight-year sentence.

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Pacemaker Press 01-11-2021: A Service of Thanksgiving was held on Monday in Hebron Free Presbyterian Church, Ballymoney for David Alexander Tweed, who died on October 28th 2021 as a result of a road traffic accident. Family and friends pictured outside the church after the service. Picture By: Arthur Allison/Pacemaker Press.

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Pacemaker Press 01-11-2021: A Service of Thanksgiving was held on Monday in Hebron Free Presbyterian Church, Ballymoney for David Alexander Tweed, who died on October 28th 2021 as a result of a road traffic accident. Family and friends pictured outside the church after the service. Picture By: Arthur Allison/Pacemaker Press.

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Pacemaker Press 01-11-2021: A Service of Thanksgiving was held on Monday in Hebron Free Presbyterian Church, Ballymoney for David Alexander Tweed, who died on October 28th 2021 as a result of a road traffic accident. The coffin of David Alexander Tweed being carried from the church. Picture By: Arthur Allison/Pacemaker Press.
Pacemaker Press 01-11-2021: A Service of Thanksgiving was held on Monday in Hebron Free Presbyterian Church, Ballymoney for David Alexander Tweed, who died on October 28th 2021 as a result of a road traffic accident. The coffin of David Alexander Tweed being carried from the church. Picture By: Arthur Allison/Pacemaker Press.
Pacemaker Press 01-11-2021: A Service of Thanksgiving was held on Monday in Hebron Free Presbyterian Church, Ballymoney for David Alexander Tweed, who died on October 28th 2021 as a result of a road traffic accident. The coffin of David Alexander Tweed being carried from the church. Picture By: Arthur Allison/Pacemaker Press.
Pacemaker Press 01-11-2021: A Service of Thanksgiving was held on Monday in Hebron Free Presbyterian Church, Ballymoney for David Alexander Tweed, who died on October 28th 2021 as a result of a road traffic accident. Family and friends pictured outside the church after the service. Picture By: Arthur Allison/Pacemaker Press.