Terrible news emerged on Sunday evening about the sad passing of Derry City captain Ryan McBride, who died aged 27.
The news shocked League of Ireland circles, with clubs, players, and fans all paying tribute to the Candystripes legend.
Just got delivered some absolutely devasting news 💔 Derry City Captain Ryan McBride has sadley passed away. 1/2
— Derry City FC (@DCFCLiveupdates) March 19, 2017
Our deepest condolences to all associated with Derry City tonight after the sudden death of captain Ryan McBride. Horrible news. RIP. pic.twitter.com/4GYgAKRVFf
— Balls.ie (@ballsdotie) March 19, 2017
Staring at Twitter in total shock the last 20 mins upon hearing the desperately sad news of Ryan McBride's passing. Hard to comprehend!
— Alan Cawley (@alancaw) March 19, 2017
Terribly sad news hearing Derry City footballer Ryan McBride has passed away. Thoughts are with Ryan's family and close friends. ☝🏻🙏
— John Hartson (@JohnHartson10) March 19, 2017
Our sincerest condolences to the family, @derrycityfc team mates & friends of Ryan McBride.A true gentleman and leader. May he Rest in Peace
— Drive105MNL (@Drive105MNL) March 19, 2017
I can only pray for a bright, brand new day
In the town I loved so well 🔴⚪️
— Patrick Flynn (@pajoflynn) March 19, 2017
Sincere condolences to the friends and family of Ryan McBride, Derry City skipper who tragically died today. Terrible news, was only 27.
— Stan Collymore (@StanCollymore) March 19, 2017
— St Patrick's Ath (@stpatsfc) March 19, 2017
Ryan McBride RIP, a gent in any dealings I had with him. Beyond comprehension. https://t.co/rHgkypO5o0
— Neil O'Riordan (@noriordan) March 19, 2017
— Official Irish FA (@OfficialIrishFA) March 19, 2017