Thomas Clarke, 71, died when his clothes caught fire as he burned waste at the back of his home in Navan, Co Meath.
The fire, which happened on Monday afternoon, spread quickly because of the dry conditions.
His brother Michael, who was in a wheelchair, was unable to rescue the victim from the fire.
Yesterday, fire safety chiefs advised the public against burning rubbish, particularly in the current dry weather and said they should instead dispose of their waste properly.
The victim was a founder member of the Simonstown Gaels GFC Club.
In a statement, the club said: “It was with shock and sadness that members of
Simonstown Gaels learned of the untimely passing of Tommy Clarke in a fire accident at the family home in Simonstown.
“The Clarke family is synonymous with the establishment of the club in 1965 and indeed our first home was a field belonging to the Clarke family.”
The removal takes place from the family home today at 6.15pm to St Oliver’s Church where the funeral mass will take place at 11am tomorrow.