The football community in Waterford is in mourning following the sad passing of Roy Butler, who was aged just 23.
An employee at Bausch & Lomb, the Villa FC player passed away suddenly.
Roy came through the Villa academy and was a highly thought of centre half. He won a multitude of honours at schoolboy level with club and county – eventually signing for his boyhood club Waterford United in 2014, when he joined the Blues’ U-19 team.
In tributes paid online, he has been described as an amazing
footballer, true gentleman and people’s person.