Hundreds of people are expected to show their respects to the 24 year old who drowned in the Grand Canal after Donegal’s All Ireland semi-final against Cork on Sunday at Croke Park.
Andrew, a member of Termon GAA’s senior team, will be given a guard of honour by members of his club to his home at Golddrum.
The young farmer’s body will be given a Garda and PSNI escort from Dublin’s Mater Hospital where a post mortem took place this morning.
His hearse will be accompanied by Andrew’s mother and father John and Margaret and members of the Termon GAA Club.
The cortege is expected to stop in Monaghan where Bishop Liam McDaid, who is originally from Bundoran, will say some prayers.
A number of clubs from Co Monaghan have also expressed their sympathy by agreeing to line the roads near Monaghan Town as the cortege passes.
A mass in memory of the well-known and much-respected young GAA player was held at St Columba’s Church in Termon last night.
More than 500 parishioners heard Fr Pat McHugh pay tribute to Andrew and his family.
A Termon club spokesman said they expected a huge congregation to attend Andrew’s funeral on Thursday.
“There was such an eerie silence here on Monday night. You could hear the wind.
“People around here are devastated. Andrew was a fine example of all that is good about the GAA and he will be sorely missed.
“He was a fine player but he was also a good person and that’s how people will remember him,” he said
Among those expected to be present to welcome Andrew’s body back to Donegal was Donegal’s replacement goalkeeper Michael Boyle who was on the panel for last Sunday’s game at Croke Park.