Belfast Telegraph

Tributes to Belfast footballer Ryan McManus who died in Crumlin crash

Tributes have been paid to a popular 21-year-old football player who died in a road accident in Crumlin.

Ryan McManus (22), known as Dingle, died on Sunday in a single car crash on Nutts Corner Road near Belfast International Airport shortly after 7am.

The driver of the black Peugeot 207, thought to be his girlfriend (21), is in a critical condition in the Royal Victoria Hospital.

Mr McManus’ football club- Sandy Row FC- paid tribute to the player on its Facebook page: “Sad news today with the passing of our fellow player Ryan McManus. Thoughts & prayers go out to his family & friends.

"Word’s can’t describe how much he will be missed around the club, always a very funny character with a big smile on his face.

"God Bless Dingle. RIP SRFC."

The scene at yesterday’s crash on the Nutts Corner Road in Antrim

First South Belfast Linfield Supports Club also paid tribute.

Club Secretary Johnny Adams wrote: “Our club is saddened to learn of the sudden passing of popular young local lad Ryan ‘Dingle’ McManus.

"Ryan was a friend to many far and wide including members of our own club.

"At this time we would like to pass on our deepest condolences to Ryan’s family & loved ones.

“At the same time our thoughts remain with Ryan’s girlfriend & her family as she remains critical in hospital.”

Anyone who witnessed the crash is asked to contact police in Antrim on 101 quoting reference number 372 of 25/03/18.

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