Follow Lovin Dublin

A Teenager Has Died After Collapsing During A Football Game In North Dublin

By kaylawalsh

December 13, 2017 at 9:26am


A teenager has died after collapsing during a football game in North Dublin last night. 

The boy, who is thought to be 16 years old, was playing an U-16 match at the Athletic Union League (AUL) complex on Clonshaugh Road when he suddenly fell to the ground. 

The game was abandoned as emergency services were called to the scene. 

Paramedics from Dublin Fire Brigade worked on the teen for some time before he was brought to Beaumont Hospital. 

This morning Shelbourne Football Club broke the news that he had died. 

"We are heartbroken to have to confirm the news that our Academy U16 player, Izzy Dezu, collapsed and died during a match at the AUL Complex last night," they wrote on their Facebook page.

"The thoughts of everyone at Shelbourne FC are with his family, friends, teammates and coaches who have been devastated by his tragic loss.

"May he rest in peace."


Join the Lovin Dublin Newsletter

* indicates required


Marketing Permissions

Please select all the ways you would like to hear from Lovin Media Group:

You can unsubscribe at any time by clicking the link in the footer of our emails. For information about our privacy practices, please visit our website.

We use Mailchimp as our marketing platform. By clicking below to subscribe, you acknowledge that your information will be transferred to Mailchimp for processing. Learn more about Mailchimp's privacy practices here.