Former Republic of Ireland footballer Alan McLoughlin has died, aged 54

The former Portsmouth and Swindon Town midfielder revealed in March he was suffering with cancer - which he was first treated for in 2012.

McLoughlin was capped 42 times and is most remembered for the goal he scored against Northern Ireland to seal qualification for the 1994 World Cup.

President Michael D Higgins says Irish soccer supporters will be greatly saddened by his death and is expressing his condolences. 

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