Derry City captain Ryan McBride dies suddenly

Tributes flow into the world of Irish football after the unexpected death of Derry City defender Ryan McBride

Derry City captain Ryan McBride suddenly died, the Irish Football Association said. The 27-year-old defender is thought to have died at home on Sunday evening. The Irish FA tweeted: “Thoughts tonight with my family of Ryan McBride and everyone involved with @derrycityfc.” Death comes one day after McBride his team to a 4-0 victory over Drogheda United. He started playing in 2011 for his home club and appeared with current Republic of Ireland and West Brom star James McClean. Derry City began the season strong start – with McBride on the score in wins against Shamrock Rovers and Dundalk.

McClean is expected to save the training with the senior Ireland team this week, so he could attend the funeral. McClean Ms. Erin released a picture of McBride on Twitter with a broken heart Emoji and wrote: “No words devastating” Derry was playing for Limerick on Tuesday at her Brandywell Stadium, but it is now unlikely that the game will continue. Tributes poured from the Irish football community in, including the rival clubs Dundalk, Cork City, Limerick, and Linfield. Galway United midfielder Gavan Holohan wrote: “Can not believe the tragic news that I have heard of Ryan McBride … an absolute warrior on the field thoughts with his family ..” Derry City was hit by a series of tragedies in recent years. Last year, popular striker Mark Farren died at age 33 after a brain tumor fight. Also present Derry player Josh Daniels, his mother, sister, brother-in-law, and cousins in Buncrana Pier tragedy in Donegal.