Alan keely, Former Football Player, Son Of Dermot Keely Died


Keely was born on 10 May 1982 in Dublin, Ireland. The son of former League of Ireland player and manager, Dermot Keely, he attended St. Joseph’s C.B.S. and was named as an All-Ireland schoolboy defender.

Shelbourne FC tweeted that ” 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. May he rest in peace.”

Keely attended the University of California, Santa Barbara and was a student-athlete on scholarship with the UC Santa Barbara Gauchos men’s soccer team. In 2002, his only season with the team, he appeared in 22 games and scored 1 goal with 2 assists. The Gauchos appeared in the 2002 NCAA Division I Men’s Soccer Championship, which was the first time the school had participated in the tournament. He was named as the 2002 Big West Conference’s Freshman of the Year and was placed on the All-Conference First Team.

He was only 38 years old when he died. He was a son of former player and manager Dermot Keely. Alan played for a number of teams including two spells with Shelbourne.

Finn Harps FC Tweeted, “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.”

Alan began his senior career in 2001 under the management of his father. It is with Dublin club where he started his journey.

Before returning to Ireland he attended university for one year in California.



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