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Clubs say farewell to Eddie

DUNDALK and Drogheda United will both hold a minute's silence at their next home game to honour the memory of former manager Eddie May, who has died at the age of 68.

May took over from John Hewitt at struggling Dundalk at the end of the 1996/97 season and helped the club stay in the top flight by winning a relegation play-off against Waterford United.

The former Cardiff City boss then left before the start of the following season to take over at Brentford and was succeeded by Jim McLaughlin, though May later said that leaving Dundalk then was the biggest mistake of his career.

He returned to Ireland in December 1999, taking over Drogheda United, but in 2000 he moved on again and ended up coaching in Africa.

"Dundalk Football Club are saddened to learn of the death of our former manager Eddie May," the club said in a statement.

"Eddie died in his sleep at the weekend, aged 68. The club wish to express its sincere sympathy to the family and friends of Eddie."