Derry City and the football family across the country are in shock this morning following the sad passing of Ryan McBride.
The 27 year old was found dead at his home on Sunday, just 24 hours after playing in his side's 4-0 win over Drogheda United.
Derry Journal journalist Kevin Mc Laughlin says the entire city is devastated by the news of Ryan's death...
Tributes have been paid to Ryan across social media since the news broke last night.
We wish our sincere condolences to the family and friends of Ryan McBride such awful news to hear, may he rest in peace @derrycityfc 🔴⚪️
— Finn Harps FC (@FinnHarpsFC) March 19, 2017
Captain. Leader. Legend and absolute gentleman. ❤️#RIPRyanMcBride pic.twitter.com/jIV9HvK4PJ
— Derry City FC (@DCFCLiveupdates) March 19, 2017
together on the pitch and we will be together through this hard time and further. you've left a mark with us all in such a short time. ❤ pic.twitter.com/j0BfFn0l2Y
— Joshua Daniels (@Joshua10Daniels) 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) March 19, 2017
— Dundalk FC (@DundalkFC) March 19, 2017
Our deepest sympathies to all @derrycityfc on the sudden passing of Ryan McBride. Our thoughts are with his family and friends. RIP
— Cork City FC (@CorkCityFC) 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
"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