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Tributes pour in for Seán McCaffrey

News broke this morning that former Dundalk and Ireland youth team manager Seán McCaffrey has passed away at the age of 58.

McCaffrey replaced Brian Kerr as manager of the u-17 and u-19 international teams after Kerr’s promotion to the senior team, and led the boys in green to the 2008 U-17 European Championships in Turkey during his reign.

According to Indepedent.ie, over half of the Republic of Ireland players to feature against Denmark played under McCaffrey at some point.

The Monaghan native played a large part in the development of many young players who went on to ply their trade in the League of Ireland and abroad.

McCaffrey was also a founding member of Monaghan United, and managed the first team at just 23.

“It is with regret that Monaghan United has learned of the death of Seán McCaffrey, former Monaghan United and National team manager. Funeral arrangements not yet known. Ar dheis dé go raibh a anam,” a statement from the club read today.

Players, managers and journalists took to Twitter to pay tribute to Seán.

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