Mono RIP

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It was with absolute devastation that we last night learned of the tragic passing of our dear friend Derek Monaghan, known to all simply as Mono.

From DJ, to bar manager, to pitchside announcer, to steward, to you-name-it, Mono did everything – for everyone – in a variety of roles at the club for so many years.

On matchdays, Mono’s beaming smile was often the first thing to greet players and staff on arrival, and that same beaming smile would be the last thing so many supporters saw at the end of the night as he pulled the shutters down in the Members’ Bar after last orders.

From the children he laid on Christmas parties for every year to the old folks’ dance in the Members’ Bar every Sunday, Mono uplifted generations of Bohs fans.

Mono’s good form was infectious. He always had a kind word for everyone and everyone always had a kind word for Mono.

He was a constant positive presence in the lives of so many at the club and we are all struggling to comprehend life at Dalymount without him.

Football clubs really are all about people and Mono was one that made ours so special.

In the short few hours since news of his passing, we have laughed and cried at the many heartfelt tributes paid to our dearest of friends.

Predeceased by his father Patrick, we hope that those kind tributes are of some comfort to Mono’s mam Noeleen, beloved wife Elayne, children Adam, Sienna, Zara, and siblings Michelle, Robbie, Graham and Leanne.

To all of them, his extended family and friends, and to all who had the pleasure of knowing him, we extended our deepest condolences.

Ní bheidh a leithéid ann arís.

We encourage supporters, if they are in a position to do so, to contribute to a GoFundMe fundraiser for Mono’s young family:

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