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Mourners carry the coffin of Glen Osborne at his funeral in Dublin

Mourners carry the coffin of Glen Osborne at his funeral in Dublin

Glen Osborne

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Mourners carry the coffin of Glen Osborne at his funeral in Dublin

There were many tears shed for tragic stab victim Glen Osborne when his funeral took place on Saturday.

The 20-year-old, from Ballybough, was brought to his final resting place by a horse-drawn carriage and his coffin was draped in a Liverpool FC flag.

A speaker played You'll Never Walk Alone as his coffin was removed from the house to a round of applause from mourners.

Red and white balloons were released in honour of the young man.

He died on April 15, and his death notice said that Glen, or 'Ossie' as he was known to some of his friends, would be sadly missed by his mother Rose, fiancee Lauren, his family and a wide circle of friends.

Before his death, the dad-to-be had shared a heart-warming message online, telling his unborn son "You'll never have me out of your life" less than two hours before his death.

Glen was found critically injured at Ballybough House on Poplar Row, and was rushed to the nearby Mater Hospital, where he died.

Ultrasound

Earlier in the evening, he posted a message on his Facebook page, sharing a picture of an ultrasound scan of his son.

"I just can't wait till you're born to see you to get a father and son bond," he wrote.

"I'll be there for you no matter what.

"You'll never have me out of your life the love I have for you it's just mad what's going on but I'll still stand by you no matter what. A little boy you mean everything to me."

Many people took to social media to extend their condolences to his heartbroken family.

"May he rest in peace. I remember him as being such a lovely lad with a big warm smile," said one person.

Another said: "I'm saddened and shocked at the death of Glen, he was a great young man he was very funny and very respectful, down to earth type of person."

Former lord mayor of Dublin and north inner city councillor Christy Burke previously told the Herald how his heart went out to Glen's family.

"All I can do is offer my sincerest sympathies," he said.

A Dublin teenager, who cannot be named, has been charged with murdering Glen Osborne at Ballybough House, Poplar Row on April 15.