A tribute to our friend, Ray Tyrrell

Sadly, Ray "Raymondo" Tyrrell passed away on Sunday 15th March 2020.  Ray had long been a volunteer at Sholing FC, with most people knowing him from running the old clubhouse bar for years. However, he did so much else for the club as well as all the other teams who played at the ground.  From providing refreshments for the Soccer Schools, to caretaking work and really, whatever was asked of him.  Ray would always help us out and ask nothing in return.  He will be greatly missed by everyone. 

All our love and thoughts to Pauline, Vanessa, Vicky, Ben and all of his family and friends.  

Below are some of the many tributes posted on the club's social media pages.  If you wish to add your own, please email admin@sholingfc.com


Another Member of the Sholing family has departed.  You were such a special person, who dedicated the majority of your retired life to the Club we will all miss you so much. R.I.P Ray, gone but will never be forgotten - Dave Diaper, First Team Manager & Club Director

RIP Big Ray. A real top bloke and a club legend - Byron Mason, First team Captain

Devastated at the news. Ray was a wonderful man and someone I spent plenty of time discussing the beautiful game with. My condolences to Ray’s family - Gary Pratt, Hampshire FA

Such sad news. Such a lovely man. Rest in Peace Ray - Marc Diaper - First Team Assistant Manager

This world has lost another lovely man. Thinking of all the family at this sad time. Ray was always there to help me in everything I did at Sholing FC and everything else that went on. So so sad tonight. Will miss you Ray! - Kevin Brewster

A Sholing FC legend leaves behind a devastated Sholing Family. Ray you were a diamond and will be a difficult cog to replace. We will certainly miss our chats at the ground and on the phone Till we meet up again RIP - Greg Dickson, Sholing Club Secretary

Pauline, Ness, Vicky and Ben, my heart goes out to you all. Ray was, and always will be, a part of our Sholing football family. He will never be forgotten. RIP Ray. Lots of love - Claire Paine - Sholing FC Director

Thoughts prayers and condolences to all the family. Absolutely heartbroken, Ray was an amazing wonderful gentleman and will never be forgotten. An absolute stalwart of Sholing Youth - Carly Kinsey - Sholing Youth Chairperson

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RIP Big Ray, you will be missed, a top top bloke - Marv McLean

RIP Big Ray - Dan Mason

Ray was not only a fellow Sholing volunteer, but also our man at the ground when Southampton Saints Girls & Ladies FC played there. More importantly a friend that will be sorely missed. Condolences to all Ray's family - Adam Lee

Absolutely gutted, RIP Ray - Jake Hoole

RIP Ray - Ryan Gosney

Gutted to hear the news. Always had time to chat to everybody. Lovely guy. Thoughts with his family at this sad time. RIP the great Raymondo - Lee Webber

Top bloke was Ray, always had time for chat and a damn nice guy, RIP my friend - Andy Hill

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I remember doing some work at the ground with Ray when I first started following Sholing, he could not have been any more helpful and his commitment to Sholing was unbelievable.  He always said hello mush, he will be missed - Lee Edmond-Hiett

Really Sad news, was a true gentleman and kind soul. Will be missed by all - Paul Knott

RIP Ray, a real top man who will be sadly missed - Lee Wort

A personal friend of mine who throughout the years was a great support to me and my teams. A grumpy auld mate who I will miss giving me grief and always being there for me . RIP mate - Patrick McGonigle, Sholing Reserve Team manager

Ben, Vanessa, the Tyrell and extended families, Ray was an absolute gent and will be sadly missed, sincere sympathies to you all from all at Sholing Youth u18 - Mark Costello

Sorry to hear this sad news. Ray was one of the nicest guys I’ve met. My thoughts with all family at this tough time - Tyronne Bowers

So sorry to hear this, an absolute gent - Mick Marsh

So sad to hear this news, lovely man and will be missed by all at Sholing FC. Thinking of his family at this time. RIP Ray - Colin Chamberlain

Sad news, lovely man with a lovely family who are a credit to him.Rest in Peace Ray. I won’t miss you trying to crash into me up Bitterne Hill in your bus! - Adam Clanfield

Good night mate, will miss you - Dave Bell

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He was a really lovely man and always up for a laugh and a good chat. I would like to send you all of my sincere condolences for your loss to you and your family - Terry Miller

So sorry for your loss & everyone connected with the club's loss as Ray was such a huge part Sholing. A smashing bloke, he will be greatly missed - Keith Legg

Lovely Man, RIP Ray - Jack Smith

So sorry to hear this, Ray was a legend - Barry Mason

Top man was Ray - Lewis Fennemore

RIP Ray, sending love to all the family - Lee Bright

So sorry to hear this, Raymondo was such a help to the soccer schools - Nick Yeomans

He was always willing to help he will certainly be missed, condolences to the family - Michael Simmons

So sad to hear about Ray, he was a true gent always happy to help & have a good old chat, will miss him - Anne Dickson

Ray was a top man, so sorry to hear the sad news - Mike Spinney

Had the pleasure of working with Ray back in the 90s, he was a true gentleman - Scott Campbell

Such a loving man, helping Sholing in any way he could, and also being involved in ladies football especially my old team, pleasure to have had him in our lives!- Abbie Lee

What a lovely man he was. I had the pleasure of meeting him when I was a nurse at his surgery. His family must have been so proud of him. Bless them all at this really sad time - Carole Lambourne

Ray was a great bloke. Trained me from the age of 6-7 and dedicated a big part of his life to local football. Very sad news - Joe Colyer

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What a man he was. I lived across the road from him for 18 years and always stopped and chatted with him. He will be missed - Dominic Bellinger

Sorry to hear this sad news. Sending all our thoughts and condolences from everyone at Thatcham Town - Danny Robinson, Thatcham Town Manager

RIP Ray, a lovely man, thoughts at this time with the Tyrrells - James Thomson

Rest in peace, Ray, you were an integral part of the Sholing FC family - Joel Whitfield

So sad, a cracking bloke and always friendly. Thoughts are with his family - Chris Carey, Emerald Motor Company

Raymondo the legend! RIP my friend - Dave Fear

RIP Ray, a true gentleman and friend to many at Sholing and will be sadly missed - Richard Weldon

Sad news, Ray was such a legend at Sholing - Mick Catlin, AFC Portchester Manager

Such sad news, such a lovely guy, thoughts are with the Tyrrell family - John McFarlane

So shocked and saddened by the news. Remember his amazing support during my time at Sholing my thoughts and sympathy are with all the family - Martin Tongs

Our condolences to you all and Rays family and friends from us at Buckland Athletic FC

Everyone at Bashley FC send their condolences. RIP Ray

All our condolences from all players and staff connected to Winchester City FC. People like Ray are what non league football is all about

Condolences to Ray's family and Sholing FC from everyone at AFC Totton - Wayne Mey, AFC Totton Chairman

Terribly sad news. Our condolences from everyone at Hamble Club FC

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