Izzy Dezu, 16, was enjoying for Shelbourne FC in opposition to St Kevin’s Boys when tragedy struck
A promising teenage footballer has died throughout a match in Eire.
Izzy Dezu, 16, was within the academy arrange at Shelbourne FC in Dublin.
He collapsed and died at a match for the membership’s Underneath 16 workforce on Tuesday night time.
In an announcement Shelbourne FC stated: “We’re heartbroken to have to substantiate the information that our Academy U16 participant, Izzy Dezu, collapsed and died throughout a match final night time.
“The ideas of everybody at Shelbourne FC are along with his household and pals who’ve been devastated by his tragic loss.
“Could he relaxation in peace.”
Dezu collapsed throughout a Dublin and District Schoolboys match in opposition to St Kevin’s Boys.
It’s understood he was handled pitchside by paramedics earlier than being taken to hospital the place he was pronounced lifeless.
The announcement of ’s sudden loss of life prompted an outpouring of tributes and sympathies on-line.
Derry Metropolis FC stated: “Our ideas and prayers exit to his household, pals and everybody.”
St Kevin’s Boys, the workforce Dezu had been enjoying, added: “We at St Kevin’s Boys FC wish to move on our condolences to the household, pals and all people at Shelbourne Soccer Membership after their younger academy participant Izzy Dezu collapsed and died in a sport final night time.
“Very unhappy information. Relaxation in peace younger man.”
The Athletic Union League Dublin added: “Everybody on the Athletic Union League wish to ship our deepest sympathies to the household, workforce mates & pals of Izzy Dezu from Shelbourne FC Youth Academy Underneath 16s who sadly handed away after he collapsed enjoying in opposition to St Kevin’s Boys FC within the Dublin and District Schoolboys League match which was performed on the AUL Advanced final night time.
“Our ideas and prayers are with the Dezu household at this unhappy time, Could he relaxation in peace.”
Former Republic of Eire keeper Shay Given tweeted to Shelbourne: “Ideas and prayers with Izzy’s household pals and all.”