A young Irish man, named locally as Govan Jolliffe-Byrne has died in Tanzania.
Mr Jolliffe-Byrne was a student in NUI Manooth, he worked as a bartender at Portmarnock Sports and Leisure Club and he played GAA with the local Portmarnock team Naomh Mearnóg.
The GAA club described Mr Jolliffe-Byrne as 'a true legend' on their Twitter page today.
Govan byrne a true legend always the the soul of the party & everyone's friend you will never be forgotten pic.twitter.com/KodQuDak3O— Naomh Mearnóg (@naomhmearnog) August 16, 2015
The club also extended their sympathies to the footballer's family and friends.
Our thoughts are with the family & friends of Govan Byrne . A tragic and extremely sad loss to our senior footballers. #RIPGOVAN— Naomh Mearnóg (@naomhmearnog) August 16, 2015
The 20 year old was from Portmarnock in North Dublin.
He was travelling in Tanzania, and died following a fall outside a nightclub on the East African archipelago of Zanzibar.
Awful news to hear about Govan. Delighted to have had the pleasure of meeting him. Absolute gentleman and the life of Tamangoes. #RIP— Gary O' Sullivan (@Gazz_Sullivan) August 16, 2015
A spokesperson for the Department of Foreign Affairs was unable to confirm details of the incident, but said the Department was providing consular assistance to the family in Portmarnock.