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Tributes to Eamonn from players past and present

21 June 2016

Royals pay their respects to our Academy manager

Tributes to the life of Eamonn Dolan have been pouring in via social media after he passed away on Monday evening.

We have opened a book of condolence in honour of Eamonn, and we would like to invite our supporters to visit the main reception at Madejski Stadium to leave personal messages, recalling and recording their memories him. The book is open now and will remain open until we host our first home league match of the new 2016-17 season

Below is just a selection of words posted on social media by Reading players past and present.  We hope it goes some way in demonstrating Eamonn Dolan’s impact on all who knew him, from those who knew him best…


— Jem Paul Karacan (@JemKaracan6) June 21, 2016

So sad to hear Eamonn has passed away. Such a hard working man who helped me a lot! Thoughts are with his family🙏🏻❤️

— Dom hyam (@DomHyam_95) June 21, 2016

@ReadingFC Devastating news. Thoughts and prayers go to his family. He will be sadly missed by all of us who were lucky enough to know him.

— Graeme Murty (@GraemeMurty) June 21, 2016

Devastating news on Eamonn Dolan, words can't explain how much he did for myself and the Club ,…

— Aaron Tshibola (@AaronTshibola) June 21, 2016

My thoughts and prayers are with his family and close friends. You will be sorely missed by all. 🌹🌹💙

— Pierce Sweeney (@piercesweenz) June 21, 2016


— Garath McCleary (@gmccleary12) June 21, 2016

Devastating news to hear about Eamonn, such a great man and coach the things he done for me and the club was amazing

— Jordan Obita (@JordanObita) June 21, 2016

Devastated over the news of Eamonn passing ,was such an amazing person and helped so many of us over the years ...

— adam federici (@federici32) June 21, 2016

Such a sad, sad day. @ReadingFC have lost a very humble, genuine man. Thoughts are with his family. 😢 RIP 🙏

— Kevin Watson (@kevwatson74) June 21, 2016

❤️will be truly missed 🙈 Heartbroken 😞

— Doms (@DominicSamuel9) June 21, 2016

My full support to the family and friends of Eamonn Dolan after his great battle against cancer that could not overcome. A hero to all of us

— Álex Fernández (@AlexFdez8) June 21, 2016

Terrible news. Amazing man who helped so many of us. Thanks for everything ❤️

— Jake Taylor (@jaketaylor25) June 21, 2016

— Simon Cox (@SCoxy31Real) June 21, 2016

Someone who done so much and more to help me and so many others to where we are today ! Will be deeply missed😰❤️

— Liam Kelly (@L_Kelly95) June 21, 2016

Amazing man who has helped so many. His legacy will live on💙

— Jack Stacey (@jackstacey_) June 21, 2016

Just heard the sad news of Eamonn Dolan. My deepest sympathies go out to his family and friends. He'll be sadly missed at Reading FC.

— Paul McShane (@pmacca15) June 21, 2016

No words can describe how much dedication this man put into football, helped so many to get the best out themselves!

— Aaron Kuhl (@Aaron_Kuhl) June 21, 2016

What you did for me I will never forget. You will always remain fresh in my mind! Rest in peace to a legend. 💙 💙

— lawson d'ath (@lawsondath92) June 21, 2016

Could never thank this man enough for everything he has done for me! Will be truly missed ❤️

— Jake Cooper (@jake__cooper) June 21, 2016

Eamonn Dolan, a kind hearted man who helped me a lot during my short stay at reading.My condolences to his family.May he rest in peace.🌹👼🏼

— Nathaniel Chalobah (@chalobah) June 21, 2016

Devastating news to hear the passing of Eamonn Dolan, a great coach and a most importantly a…

— Gozie Ugwu (@gozie_ugwu9) June 21, 2016

Terrible news today finding out Eamonn Dolan passed away last night, my thoughts are with his family! An amazing person who helped me so

— Alex McCarthy (@Alex_Macca23) June 21, 2016

Rest in Peace Eamonn Dolan..a good football man gone..

— Jason Roberts (@JasonRoberts30) June 21, 2016

What a man and now a legend!
Good bye my friend gone but will never be forgotten! A very sad day for @ReadingFC 💙💙💙💙

— Noel Hunt (@boyhunt) June 21, 2016

So sad to hear the news of Eamonn Dolan passing away. One of the most intelligent people in football, started my career for me.

— Niall Keown (@Niallkeown) June 21, 2016

Terrible news today to find out that Eamonn Dolan passed away last night. My thoughts are with his family.

— Abdulai Baggie (@Baggie1992) June 21, 2016

Rest peacefully Eamonn. My thoughts with loved ones.

— Chris Gunter (@Chrisgunter16) June 21, 2016

He played such a big part in so many player's careers especially mine, he will always be with us!

— Lewis Ward (@lewismward) June 21, 2016

Such sad news to hear the passing of a man who helped me so much with my short footballing career 💙

— tom mcintyre (@Tom5Mc) June 21, 2016

RIP Eamonn! He was a great person around the club...🙏🏼

— Ryan East (@Ryan_East98) June 21, 2016

So sad to hear, RIP Eamonn Dolan 🙏🏽

— Conor Davis (@conordavis_17) June 21, 2016

Such sad news to hear😫 he was a great character around the club and will be missed so much😞 R.I.P🙏🏾

— G (@gabeosho) June 21, 2016

RIP to a great man who believed in me and so many others... You will be deeply missed, my friend. Much love ❤️😓

— Andrija Novakovich (@AndrijaNovakov3) June 21, 2016

Thoughts go out to the family of Eamonn Dolan! Amazing man, looked after me very well in my time with reading. Sad news! #Prayers#Royals 🙏🏽

— Kwesi Appiah (@kwes1appiah) June 21, 2016

Rest in peace Eamonn,we will all be forever grateful

— Kevin Doyle (@KevinDoyle1983) June 21, 2016

@ReadingFC Eamonn was always on hand for advice and gave all his effort/time to make every player(young or old) the best they could be RIP🙏🏻

— Steve Sidwell (@sjsidwell) June 21, 2016

A man who did so much for me. Without Eamonn I wouldn't be where I am today.Thoughts and prayers with his Family

— Stuart Moore (@StuMooreIOW) June 21, 2016

Shattered to hear this 😔 Truly a great man & an inspiration to myself & so many others. You'll be missed ❤️🙏🏽🌹#R.I.P

— Tennai Watson (@TennaiW) June 21, 2016

A true great. Amazing what he has done for football and @ReadingFC. Will be missed 🙏🏾 #OnceARoyalAlwaysARoyal

— Ryan Edwards (@redwards_17) June 21, 2016

Saddest day of my life a truly great man with a great character! Wouldn't be where I am today without him

— Teddy howe (@Teddyhowee) June 21, 2016

Shock and saddened by the news of Eamon Dolan pasting away 💔 he was a special football man ❤️and…

— Michael Hector (@Big_Hec35) June 21, 2016

@ReadingFC justheardofit. RIP Eamonn we only got loveforyou.You been the reason thats so many of the boys made it. ❤️🙏🏾❤️never be forgotten

— Ibrahima Sonko (@Ibsonko) June 21, 2016

RIP Eamonn!

— Mikkel Andersen (@AndersenMikkel1) June 21, 2016

Just woke up to sad news that @ReadingFC Eamon Dolan has passed away. Such a beautiful man and great coach. Condolences to the family. 😥🙏🏾⚽️

— LloydOwusu (@LloydOwusu) June 21, 2016

May God comfort Eamonn Dolan's family in this difficult time and continue to watch over and guide his children. A great man will be missed 💙

— TFH_39 (@TariqeFosu) June 21, 2016

Sad to see a man with the biggest heart leave this earth, thoughts and prayers go to his family. RIP 💐

— Nana Owusu (@nanaowusun) June 21, 2016

Eamonn Dolan leader mentor father figure to so many, me included. Will never be forgotten thank you for everything ❤

— Hal Robson-Kanu (@RobsonKanu) June 21, 2016

So influential in my career and life such a great man who was always there for me he will never be forgotten ❤️

— simon church (@churchy18) June 21, 2016

Such an influential man in my career, & has always been a true friend. Still finding it hard to believe.
Rest in peace Eamonn

— Shane Long (@ShaneLong7) June 21, 2016

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