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Shelbourne Confirm Tragic Death Of Academy Player Izzy Dezu

SSE Airtricity League First Division, Tolka Park, Dublin 12/5/2017 Shelbourne vs Athlone Town A general view of Tolka Park

Shelbourne have confirmed the tragic passing of under-16s player Izzy Dezu on Tuesday night.

In a brief statement on their Twitter page, the First Divison side confirmed that Dezu has died having collapsed in  their match against St. Kevin’s Boys in the District Schoolboys League U-16 Premier Division.

Multiple reports state that Dezu was treated by paramedics from Dublin Fire Brigade at the AUL Complex before being brought to Beaumont hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Tributes have been pouring in from other clubs in the League of Ireland as the impact of this tragedy is felt in the footballing community all over the country:

FAI CEO John Delaney has also issued a statement expressing his condolences to Izzy’s family, friends and everyone at Shelbourne:

“Everyone involved in Irish football is deeply saddened by the loss of Izzy Dezu at such a young age, particularly in these tragic circumstances.

“On behalf of the FAI Board and everyone in the Association, I would like to pass on our sincere condolences to Izzy’s family, friends, team mates and his club, Shelbourne FC. We will pay a special tribute to Izzy at the next Senior Men’s home international at the Aviva Stadium in 2018.”

May he rest in piece.

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