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Tributes paid as former Shelbourne star Alan Keely dies aged 38

Tributes have been paid following the death of former Shelbourne star Alan Keely at the age of 38.

Keely, who made 61 first team appearances for Shelbourne, is the son of Dermot Keely, the League of Ireland legend and former Shels manager.

Keely, who started his career with the club in 2001, had two spells with the Reds and lined out in the League Of Ireland for almost 10 years.

The defender also played for Kildare County, Finn Harps, Dublin City and Waterford.

Shelbourne last night passed on their sympathies. ‘It is with deep sadness we have heard of the passing of our former player Alan Keely, son of Dermot.

‘Everyone at Shelbourne sends their condolences and deepest sympathies to Dermot and family.

Finn Harps have also paid tribute to Keely, who and also played in the US and lined out for Malahide United following his League of Ireland career.

A statement said: ‘All at Finn Harps F.C. are greatly saddened to learn of the sudden death of former player Alan Keely today.

‘Alan joined Harps in 2004 from Dublin City and played on the team that won the First Division title that season. He is also the son of our former manager Dermot Keely.’

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