Tommy Dunne (footballer, born 1932)

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Tommy Dunne
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Full nameThomas Dunne
Date of birth 1932
Place of birth Dublin, Ireland
Date of death 15 May 2015 (aged 8283)
Playing position(s) Right-half
Senior career*
1950–1951 Johnville
1951—1954 Shamrock Rovers ? (2)
1953—1954Jacobs (loan)
1954—1964 St Patrick's Athletic ? (13)
1964–1966 Sligo Rovers 46 (2)
1966—1967 Dundalk ? (0)
1967–1968 Transport
National team
1956 Republic of Ireland 3 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Tommy Dunne (1932 – 15 May 2015) was an Irish international footballer.

An attack-minded wing half, capable of taking a firm grip on proceedings in the middle of the park, he began his senior career as an inside forward with Shamrock Rovers in 1951. However, when the Hoops won the league championship in 1953–54, Dunne was playing in the Leinster Senior League, although he had been kept on as a Rovers player.[ citation needed ]

At the end of that season he left Milltown to join St Patricks Athletic. The son of Jimmy Dunne, who played for Arsenal in the 1930s, he helped St Pats take the league crown from Rovers in 1954–55, and helped them retain it the following year.

Dunne's form for Pats saw him win full international honours. He made his Ireland debut against Holland in Rotterdam's Feijenoord Stadion in May 1956 in a 4–1 win . They also won the two other times he played for his country, against Denmark and West Germany in 1957. He also won 2 'B' caps in 1958.

As the captain of St Pats he led the club to success in two FAI Cup finals in 1959 and 1961. In the summer of 1964, he moved to the north west and joined Sligo Rovers. Two years later he moved to Dundalk, whom he helped win the league in 1966–67.

Dunne died on 15 May 2015 after a short illness. [1] [2]


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  1. "Death Notice Tommy Dunne". Funeral Times. 15 May 2015. Retrieved 7 June 2015.
  2. Malone, Emmet (18 May 2015). "Former Ireland international Tommy Dunne passes away". The Irish Times. Dublin. Retrieved 7 June 2015.