Published: Tue, March 21, 2017
Sport | By Stephen Hansen

Tributes pour in after sudden death of Derry City captain Ryan McBride

Tributes pour in after sudden death of Derry City captain Ryan McBride

West Brom's James McClean has spoken of his shock and devastation at the sudden death of Derry City captain Ryan McBride.

The death comes a day after McBride led his team to a 4-0 victory over Drogheda United.

A cause of death is not yet known.

A statement from Glentoran read: "Deepest heartfelt condolences from all at Glentoran to Ryan's family and to our many friends at Derry City".

Family friends said McBride went for a nap on Sunday after training.

"Such shocking news to get", said Kelly.

This is the second tragedy to strike the club in just over a year.

They are deeply shocked and will miss his inspiration and his leadership.

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Meanwhile the Council have confirmed that the City of Derry Jazz and Big Band Festival launch scheduled to take place on Tuesday, 21 March, has now been cancelled.

HUNDREDS of mourners lined the streets as Derry City captain Ryan McBride was carried home by his teammates this evening.

The Dundalk boss, who handed the defender his League of Ireland debut in 2011 during his stint in charge of Derry, paid an emotional tribute to him in an interview on Morning Ireland earlier today.

Derry's record goalscorer had been receiving treatment for an aggressive brain tumour.

And current Derry player Josh Daniels lost his mother, sister, brother in law and nephews in the Buncrana pier tragedy in Donegal. "It is a bad blow to the SSE Airtricity League and to everyone in football to lose such a great player".

Teams from both leagues in the Republic and Northern Ireland expressed their condolences to the McBride family and Derry City.

A vehicle slid off the pier and entered Lough Swilly.

The FAI will pay tribute to McBride at Friday night's World Cup qualifier against Wales at the Aviva Stadium.

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