Paul McGrath pays tribute to late teammate Alan McLoughlin

Paul McGrath pays tribute to late teammate Alan McLoughlin

TWO IRISH footballing legends.

Tributes have been flooding in following the death of Irish footballing legend Alan McLoughlin.

He died at the age of 54, and had been living with cancer, which he revealed to the world earlier in the year.

Former Irish teammate Paul McGrath took to Twitter to pay tribute to McLoughlin after the news broke.

McGrath, who also played with McLoughlin at Manchester United, said they had a lot of laughs together during their playing days.

McGrath was playing alongside McLoughlin in one of the most memorable nights in Irish football history, where McLoughlin came off the bench to score a massive goal against Northern Ireland that qualified us for USA '94.

McLoughlin's daughter also paid tribute to him on social media, saying: "I would die a thousand times if it meant you didn’t have to."

President Michael D Higgins also sent his "deepest sympathies" to the McLoughlin family after the news emerged.

The FAI also paid tribute to McLoughlin on Tuesday afternoon, saying: "The FAI join Ireland fans everywhere in remembering the great Alan McLoughlin on this sad day for Irish football

"We will always have that night in November."

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.