Tributes flood in for Ray Treacy
Ray Treacy, one of the biggest names in Irish soccer, on the international and domestic scene, has died at the age of 68.
Treacy, who had a succesful career in England in the 1960s and 70s before returning to both play in and manage in the League of Ireland was one of the best known faces in Irish soccer.
After his playing career his travel business, Ray Treacy Travel, was the official supplier of trips to the FAI and to the vast bulk of Irish travelling support.
Treacy was a hugely popular figure in the game and that is reflected in the flood of tributes that have appeared this morning.
Had so much fun and learned so much from Ray Treacy over the years. A 'genuinely' lovely man. Sincere condolences to Lisa & family. #RIPRay— Tony O'Donoghue (@Corktod) April 11, 2015
Shocked to hear of passing of Ray Treacy. Ronan Collins & I tried to ring him this week to wish him well. Every night out with Ray was craic— Des Cahill (@sportsdes) April 11, 2015
A great gentleman, Irish International, & travel guru has passed the great Ray Treacy - his Italia 90 & US 94 trips -treasured memories.— Gavin Duffy (@GavinDuffy) April 11, 2015
So sad to hear Ray Treacy has passed away. A great man and much loved by so many #RIPRAYTREACY— Kevin Kilbane (@kdkilbane77) April 11, 2015
RIP #RayTreacy - a gentleman. 😢— Jacqui Hurley (@jacquihurley) April 10, 2015