Govan Jolliffe-Byrne, 20, was traveling in Tanzania with Gary O'donoghue, when he fell from a balcony whilst in a nightclub in Tanga City.
Jolliffe-Byrne was said to have been travelling around east Africa from the month of June. It is understood he was scheduled to go back home in the next few weeks.
From all reports, the 20-year-old had been with his friend backpacking in the east African region, when he fell from a nightclub balcony. The fall ended up being fatal.
The local GAA club Naomh Mearnog was amongst the first to tweet their condolences, saying that Govan was friends with everyone and would never be forgotten.
A further message on Twitter profile of the club read: "Our thoughts are with the family and friends of Govan Byrne. A tragic and extremely sad loss to our senior footballers."
The club said they would be remembering him as a "a true legend." The club president Michael Hannon also said there was a real sense of shock amongst the community over the tragedy.
"A great guy who will never be forgotten. A tragic and extremely sad loss to our senior footballers."
His travelling companion further commented:
"It's very difficult at the moment but I'm doing all I can to get the paperwork sorted just to get him home. We had plans to do South-East Asia and J1 in America too, this week we were meant to go to Kenya as well."
His Facebook page said he had been studying at NUI Maynooth and had worked as a bartender in Pormarnock.
On that note, accidents happen when backpacking. As a backpacker, you should be extra careful when traveling so that you can go to your destinations and then return homehome scot free.