Tributes paid to former Monaghan United star Noel Melvin

Tributes are being paid to former Monaghan United star Noel Melvin.

The Mayo native, who was living in Monaghan, passed away yesterday aged 48.

Between 1992 and 2002 he played 219 matches for Dundalk FC, Monaghan United and Finn Harps, scoring 21 goals.

More recently he was known for his involvement in athletics locally, with the Monaghan Joggernutts saying in a Facebook post that he’d been training for the Dublin Marathon and “had his homework almost done”.

Noel Melvin is survived by his wife Cathy, and children Marc and Sophie.