The thoughts of everyone at Oriel Park are with the family of Roy Mackin, who sadly passed away on Monday.
A lifelong supporter of Dundalk Football Club, Roy was presented with a special jersey when he celebrated his 80th birthday earlier this year.
Roy travelled across Ireland and Europe to watch us play and was a trusted volunteer who happily gave up his free time to assist the club in many ways, selling the programme on match nights and helping with the club lotto amongst many other things.
He will be sorely missed at Oriel Park.
Details of Roy’s funeral will be announced on Wednesday afternoon.
Below are some of the tributes that were paid to a true gentleman.
Rest In Peace, Roy.
Dundalk FC lost a legend yesterday , His family lost a wonderful husband and father, and all of us on the street lost a great neighbour. Rest in peace Roy. pic.twitter.com/RhDvbPmXhJ
— Ger Cunningham (@GerCun7) November 22, 2022
Terrible news to receive. One of the best people, volunteers and supporters that we ever had in Dundalk FC. Incredibly supportive, positive and kind to everybody involved in the club at all levels. Deepest sympathy to all in the Mackin family. #RIPRoy https://t.co/vyOhENIyeL
— Colm Murphy (@Colm_Murphy_) November 22, 2022
Such sad news Roy was one of the very best, Oriel won't be the same without him. Always had a huge smile for everyone walking in on match night. Loved seeing him across the bar and getting a wave and a wee celebratory fist pump if we had won a big game. A true gentleman #RIPRoy
— sean Cotter (@seanco88) November 22, 2022
Terrible news. Roy was an absolute gentleman. He epitomised what it meant to be a Dundalk fan through thick and thin. I'll miss him. My deepest condolences to the Mackin family
— Simon Blackmore (@SimonBlackmore) November 22, 2022
RIP Roy a true gentleman. Our family will miss you on all the away trips, was always a pleasure.
Roy was one of the best volunteers we had at Oriel from Programme selling to helping out every Monday with the lotto, we will all miss you. https://t.co/8XDWh7UOKm
— Stephen Neary (@StephenNeary79) November 22, 2022
Can't get my head around this.
What a gent, a Dundalk fan to the bone. Had to buy my programme from him, I went to someone else one game and we lost so I had no choice after that. One of the kindest, nicest people around. Won't be the same without him, he'll be massively missed https://t.co/umib1z0ymq
— Andrea (@theLilywhiteOne) November 23, 2022
Couldn’t of asked for a better Grandfather, the reason a Cork man like myself was so in love with Dundalk. It’ll never be the same without him 🖤🤍 https://t.co/1SqCFNqPIs
— Cian Mackin (@MackinCian) November 22, 2022