Tributes have been pouring in on social media for Tommy Connolly, our former player, youth team coach, assistant manager and first-team manager, who sadly passed away on Tuesday morning.
Tommy will visit Oriel Park for the final time this evening. Fans who would like to pay their respects are free to line the route if they so wish. His remains will pass the ground around 7pm.
I didn’t play many first team games for Dundalk in the 2 seasons I had there as a young player, so my overriding memories will always be how Tommy Connoly helped me, encouraged me, coached me & made me feel better than I was. Sincerest condolences to his family. May he RIP.
— 🇮🇪Stephen Henderson☘️ (@stevehendo07) July 27, 2021
That's so sad. Tommy was a very respected coach and well liked by all the players. He gave so much for the advancement of football in Dundalk. RIP Tommy.
— Alan O'Neill (@aon1957) July 27, 2021
So saddened and sorry to hear of the passing of Tommy Connolly, a legend of the game and a man who always had time and the best interests of everyone at heart, learned so much from him, stuff I will never forget, my thoughts go out to all his family at this time ⚫⚪⚫⚪⚫⚪
— Shane Grimes (@grimsey12) July 27, 2021
Sad to lose the man who give me everything i got out of football Tommy Connolly. With his guidance and belief he give everything. I send me condolences to the Connelly family ⚽⚽⚽ ⚫⚪⚫⚪⚫⚪ RIP Tommy
— Tiarnan Mulvenna (@tiarnanmul88) July 27, 2021
Very sad to hear the passing of Tommy Connolly this morning, the best manager I’ve experienced in football, so much energy and enthusiasm for the game. A Dundalk FC legend. RIP Tommy. 🏁🏁🏁 pic.twitter.com/RsNEPTSVac
— Addddrrrriiiiiaaaann (@adyraff4) July 27, 2021
RIP Tommy Connolly a man that nurtured and produced most of if not all the talent that came from Dundalk for many many years. Great coach even better man 💔
— Mark (@therealregald) July 27, 2021
I can't put into words what Tommy Connolly did for me & countless other young lads at @DundalkFC As a coach he was ahead of his time and he took a deep interest in the development of everyone he worked with. A sad sad day for the town of Dundalk and the football family in Ireland pic.twitter.com/J99CkEZu4V
— Donal Greene (@donalgreene) July 27, 2021