Former Republic of Ireland underage international Paul McCarty passed away suddenly over the weekend, aged 45.
The Cork native lined out for Rockmount before playing for Brighton & Hove Albion where he made over 150 first team appearnces.
McCarty also lined out for Wycombe Wanderers and Oxford United while at international level, he starred at underage and went on to play for the Ireland Under 21s.
FAI CEO John Delaney paid tribute to McCarthy saying they are saddened by his passing.
We are deeply saddened to hear of the sudden death of former Rockmount player Paul McCarthy in England. Ar dheis De go raibh a anam pic.twitter.com/Vdr20uWNFz— RockmountAFC (@RockmountAFC) February 20, 2017