September 28, 2021

Tributes paid to Arklow teenager Wictor who passed away in hospital

Tributes have been paid to a teenager from Arklow who passed away in Our Lady’s Hospital in Crumlin yesterday.

Wictor Samp, who had previously played for Arklow United FC, was remembered as a “lovely young boy, taken far too soon,” and for being a player who had “joy” written all over his young face when he scored from a penalty spot.

The schoolboy and his family had recently moved and the talented footballer was recently playing for Charleville AFC and he had recently become ill.

Charleville AFC posted a tribute online to the young player today, stating: “Sad news around our club this morning as a young member has sadly passed away.

“Wictor Samp first joined Charleville AFC in the 2015/16 season with our U12 schoolboys…

“Wictor went on to play for two seasons… at U13 and U14 level. Wictor played as a centre half most of the time but loved to play in goal.

“Every game he would bring his gloves just in case he was needed in goal.

“He loved to move forward during games also and the joy on his face when he scored from the penalty spot in a league game will never leave me.

“He was a great all rounder on the pitch and will be sadly missed by all of us and his team mates.

“He supported Liverpool and he loved to play Fortnite and Apex Legends online with his friends.

“R.I.P Wictor.”, the Irish Mirror said.


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