Tributes pour in following the death of RTE sports reporter Pat McAuliffe
Tributes have been pouring in following the death of sports reporter Pat McAuliffe.
Pat, from Cork, was best known for his work with RTE and was heavily involved with sport at local level in Cork.
He passed away suddenly overnight at the age of 61.
Ronan O'Gara described McAuiliffe as a "really decent man" as the sporting world paid tribute on social media.
The FAI are deeply saddened to learn of the passing of veteran broadcaster & journalist Pat McAuliffe— FAIreland ⚽️🇮🇪 (@FAIreland) April 1, 2019
Our sympathies are with the family & friends of a true gentleman and supporter of Irish football #RIP pic.twitter.com/YwSQeq8qmY
The thoughts of everyone at Munster Rugby are with the family, friends & colleagues of @RTESport reporter Pat McAuliffe after his sudden passing.— Munster Rugby (@Munsterrugby) April 1, 2019
Pat was a gentleman and a hugely popular presence in press boxes in Munster & across the country.
Ar dheis Dé go raibh a h'anam pic.twitter.com/zcXgS28JmR
The thoughts and prayers of everyone at Ringmahon Rangers are with the family and friends of Referee Pat McAuliffe who sadly passed away this morning. Pat was a character on and off the pitch and will be sadly missed. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam— Ringmahon Rangers (@RingmahonRanger) April 1, 2019
Totally shocked to learn of the death of my old RTE Cork colleague and friend Pat McAuliffe. We spent many happy years together in Fr Matthew St keeping the sports flag flying. Rest in Peace Pat.— Michael Corcoran (@MichaelC_RTE) April 1, 2019
Thoughts to all who knew and loved and worked with Pat McAuliffe. A warm, kind and funny man who always knew it was only a game. RIP— david kelly (@dk3lly) April 1, 2019
Shocked and terribly, terribly saddened to hear of Pat McAuliffe's passing. Pat was a great friend, and always, always good fun to be around. The press box is going to be a far less interesting place without Pat in it. Thoughts with his family, friends and colleagues. RIP Pat. pic.twitter.com/4dP7QMCZ1o— Cork's RedFM Sport (@BigRedBench) April 1, 2019
We are deeply saddened at the sudden death of Pat Mcauliffe . Pat was a former Rockmount player and spent many years doing outstanding work as a sports journalist for RTE. Our thoughts at this time are with Pats family and friends.— RockmountAFC (@RockmountAFC) April 1, 2019
Ar dheis Dé go raibh a h'anam
"Cork GAA would like to extend their deepest sympathies to the family, friends and colleagues of @RTEsport reporter Pat McAuliffe RIP who died suddenly.Pat reported on Cork games for @rte and was a regular visitor to Pairc Ui Rinn & Pairc Ui Chaoimh. Ar dheis go raibh a anam dilis," tweeted Cork GAA.
The Football Association of Ireland added: "The FAI are deeply saddened to learn of the passing of veteran broadcaster & journalist Pat McAuliffe.
"Our sympathies are with the family & friends of a true gentleman and supporter of Irish football #RIP."
"The thoughts of everyone at Munster Rugby are with the family, friends & colleagues of @RTESport reporter Pat McAuliffe after his sudden passing," wrote Munster rugby.
"Pat was a gentleman and a hugely popular presence in press boxes in Munster & across the country.
"Ar dheis Dé go raibh a h'anam."