'A great man in Irish football': Tributes paid after the passing of former FAI president Milo Corcoran
Former FAI President and board of management member Milo Corcoran has passed away following a recent illness.
Corcoran was the president of the FAI between 2001 and 2005, having previously spent five years as the vice president.
"Milo was a great personal friend of mine, someone who I had the pleasure of knowing for more than 30 years, and someone who I was extremely close to," FAI CEO John Delaney said in a statement.
"He made an immeasurable contribution to the game and he is someone whose loss will be felt deeply in the world of football.
"The FAI will pay a number of tributes to Milo in the coming days and weeks, and we will miss him greatly. I want to pass on my deepest sympathies to his family and many friends in the game."
Corcoran is survived by his wife Marie and sons Alan and Evan. He was a member of the current FAI board and was also the chairman of the FAI International Committee. He also played a major role in the formation of the Setanta Sports Cup, a cross-border tournament featuring teams from both the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland.
League of Ireland teams from around the country paid tribute to the well known figure in Irish football.
Sincere condolences to the friends and family of Milo Corcoran. A great man in Irish football. Ar dheis Dé do raibh a anam— St Patrick's Ath (@stpatsfc) August 22, 2016
Waterford United are saddened to hear of the passing of our former board member and President of the FAI Milo Corcoran. RIP Milo— Waterford United FC (@WaterfordUnited) August 22, 2016
Cobh Ramblers FC would like to express our condolences to the family of Milo Corcoran following his recent passing.— Cobh Ramblers FC (@CobhRamblersFC) August 22, 2016
Sad to hear of the passing of Milo Corcoran. Ar dheis De go raibh a anam— Callan United (@CallanUnited) August 22, 2016
The AUL would like to offer its condolences to the family of Milo Corcoran who passed away today. Milo was a true friend to all. RIP— AUL (@AULleague) August 22, 2016