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Tributes flood in for Ray Treacy

SoccerBy Sean Nolan
Ray Treacy during his stint in charge of Shamrock Rovers in 1996
Ray Treacy during his stint in charge of Shamrock Rovers in 1996

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.