Ireland's soccer community and fans in general are trying to get their heads around the passing of a sportsman in his prime. Derry City captain Ryan McBride was found dead at his home at the age of just 27. The popular player was part of the Derry team that beat Drogheda 4 nil on Saturday. It's understood he passed away after going for a lie down at his home. Tributes are pouring in for the star.
"Along with all those who support Irish football, I express my sadness and condolences to the family of @derrycityfc Captain Ryan McBride."
— President of Ireland (@PresidentIRL) March 20, 2017
We are shocked to hear this evening the passing of our member and @derrycityfc Captain Ryan McBride. Our thoughts are with his family.
— PFA Ireland (@PFAIOfficial) 19 March 2017
We are shocked and saddened to hear the news of Ryan McBride's death. Our condolences to his family, friends and everyone @derrycityfc
— Shelbourne FC (@shelsfc) 19 March 2017
Can't believe the tragic news I've just heard about Ryan Mcbride... An absolute warrior on the pitch. Thoughts are with his family. RIP ðŸ˜”ðŸ™Œ
— Gavan Holohan (@Gav_Holohan34) 19 March 2017
— Dundalk FC (@DundalkFC) 19 March 2017
Really sad news about Ryan Mc Bride. A hell of a player and obviously one the Derry City faithful admired. Gone too young ðŸ™
— Paddy Bradley (@PaddyB14) March 20, 2017