Roy Keane has remembered former teammate Paul McCarthy in a heartfelt Instagram publish.
Keane described McCarthy, who died of a suspected coronary heart assault in 2017, as ‘among the best’ teammates he ever had.
He mentioned: “Me and Paul McCarthy who I performed with at Rockmount, Cork and with Eire.
“I’ve had some nice teammates. You had been among the best.”
McCarthy wound up making 10 appearances for the Eire U21s between 1989-94.
Over a 23-year skilled profession, he racked up over 570 appearances in England, most notably for Brighton & Hove Albion and Wycombe Wanderers.
On the time of the defender’s dying, tributes poured in from his former golf equipment.
A Brighton assertion learn: “Born in Cork, Republic of Eire, McCarthy grew up enjoying soccer with shut pal Roy Keane.
“Paul arrived at Albion as a trainee in July 1988 from his native aspect Rockmount.
“He signed a full skilled contract with the Seagulls in April 1989, making his first-team debut in opposition to Bradford Metropolis in March 1990, the place he created the successful purpose in a 2-1 victory.
“The defender represented his nation at youth crew degree as much as the under-21s the place he was appointed captain in November 1992.
“He was named the Republic of Eire Beneath-21 Participant of the Yr in November 1993.
“He took over the captaincy from Steve Foster within the 1995-96 season as Albion battled in useless to keep away from relegation into the outdated Division Three.
“The Irishman left the south coast on the finish of that season for Wycombe Wanderers and was a part of the Chairboys squad that reached the FA Cup semi-finals in 2001.
“He later served Oxford United, Hornchurch, Ebbsfleet United and Crowborough Athletic and lived within the East Sussex city.”