A sad day for boxing, sport and the world in general as Muhammad Ali passed away at 74 last night.
The star had a close connection with Ireland, having fought here, and said many kind words about our little island.
Some of the biggest Irish stars have been having their say on Twitter today and paying respects.
May the champ rest in peace.
— DaveDunne (@DaveDunne6) June 4, 2016
Without sounding stupid governments of the ???? should genuinely make this day #MuhammedAli day, nobody has impacted the today's world like him
— Craig McNamee (@CraigMcNamee) June 4, 2016
I'm in shock... R.I.P to Muhammed Ali, a true legend of boxing. You have been an inspiration to myself and millions. https://t.co/AP9s056dDT
— Nathan Doyle (@n_doyle815) June 4, 2016
Rip Muhammed Ali. The greatest sportsman to grace this earth. #FloatLikeAButterfly
— Stephen Elliott (@SleevesElliott) June 4, 2016
Very sad to wake up to the news of Muhammed Ali. He was an inspiration to many inside and outside the ring. https://t.co/gWHIO2fIEm
— Jordan Ó Caomhánaigh (@kavanagh_jordan) June 4, 2016
— Cormac (@RealCormacE) June 4, 2016
— Conor Reidy (@ConorJReidy) June 4, 2016
Ali was nothing short of Astounding. I remember as a kid being woken up at 3 in the morning to watch him fight. #MuhammedAli
— Bob. B. (@Oirisheye) June 4, 2016
What an amazing legend Muhammed Ali really was. Here he recites a poem during his visit to Ireland. RIP.https://t.co/PfXuzgQiIf
— Dylan Hotel (@DylanHotel) June 4, 2016
— Derek McKenna (@DerekMcKenna) June 4, 2016
— BUFFALO SUNN (@BUFFALOSUNN) June 4, 2016
To me, the definitive clip of Ali: https://t.co/WStKWYSiFu RIP
— Nick Roche (@NickRoche) June 4, 2016
— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) June 4, 2016
I'm not being facetious, this is my abiding memory of Ali as a kid. I thought he was the coolest. https://t.co/Db6HjEOuVG
— donnacha costello (@donnachatweets) June 4, 2016