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Derry City Football Club is deeply saddened by the untimely death of our captain, Ryan Mc Bride. Our prayers and thoughts are with his father, Lexie, his sisters Colleen, Siuinin and Caitlain, and his partner Mairead who are heartbroken at his loss. We are also conscious of his teammates and our management and support staff. Ryan was a player and a great captain but he was also their friend and teammate. They are deeply shocked and will miss his inspiration and his leadership.

Our supporters are also shocked and saddened. To them, Ryan was Derry City through and through. The commitment and passion he brought on to the field is the bond that binds player and supporter.In the hearts and minds of all of us and long into the future Ryan McBride will be remembered as one of the greats of Derry City Football Club.

We are also conscious that this is the anniversary of the death of the members of the McGrotty and Daniels family in Buncrana and it is only a short time since we remembered Mark Farren’s death.It is at times like this that we are reminded that our Club is also a community of people. As in the past, that community will come together to comfort and support Ryan’s family.

In the coming days and weeks we will grieve the loss of our captain and our friend. Sometime in the future, when we have got past the initial shock and have had the proper space to grieve his loss, we will find a way to celebrate his life. We will remember his civility and humility off the field, his commitment and passion on it and the deep love he carried in his heart for Derry City Football Club.

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.

 

Source: Derry City Football Club - https://www.derrycityfc.net/2017/03/club-statement-on-ryan-mcbride-2/

Derry currently sit second in the Irish Premier League and the club have lost the 27-year-old club captain to unknwon causes. Some have been callig him the best defender to have graced the league in recent years and it's a great shame for not only the club but those who knew the player. He led his side out in yesterday's 4-0 win against Drogheda and was set to play tomorrow in a cup game against Limerick.

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Newry v Glentoran off after 'serious traffic incident' involving match officials

2 hours ago | Irish

Friday nights scheduled Irish Premiership match between Newry City and Glentoran at the Newry Showgrounds has been postponed.

The Northern Ireland Football League said the game had been called off due to "a serious traffic incident involving the match officials".

The incident on the Warrenpoint Road involved a car in which all four match officials were traveling.

A NIFL spokesperson confirmed that two officials had been taken to the hospital.

The match was due to take place at Newry Showgrounds at 19:45 GMT and NIFL confirmed the postponement just before 19:00 GMT.

Both Glentoran and Newry City sent their best wishes to the match officials involved.

"We extend our best wishes and hope they will be fit and able to celebrate a happy Christmas at home with their families," the Glentoran statement added.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/northern-ireland/46635252

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