Bohemians Football Club have paid tribute to Josh Dunne (16) who was killed in an incident in East Wall on Tuesday night.
Dunne was seriously injured in the incident and was brought to The Mater Hospital, where he later passed away from his injuries.
In a statement this afternoon, Bohemians said that they were ‘devastated’ to learn of Dunne’s tragic death. The 16-year-old was recognised as a talented player on the Bohemians-St Kevin’s Boys team.
A spokesperson for Bohs said: “Everyone at Bohemians is devastated to learn of the death of Bohs-SKB player Josh Dunne, who died in tragic circumstances last night.
“Josh was a talented and well-liked young footballer, who will be sadly missed by all of his former team-mates and coaches.
“We extend our deepest condolences to those former team-mates and coaches, and to all his family, friends and schoolmates.
“Josh died last night as a result of a stabbing incident in East Wall. An Garda Síochána have launched a murder investigation and we echo their appeal for witnesses to come forward.
“This is an extremely difficult time for all of Josh’s team-mates. The loss of someone so young in such circumstances will be hard for them to comprehend.
“Bohemian Football Club encourages them, or their parents on their behalf, to come forward and seek help if they are struggling. We will do all we can to support our players, past or present.”
Two males remain in hospital following the East Wall incident, and An Garda Siochana continue to appeal for anyone with information to come forward.
They are seeking anyone who was in the East Road, East Wall area between 9pm and 9.40pm and who may have any information or footage, including dash cam, to contact Store Street Garda Station on 01 666 8000, the Garda Confidential Phone Number 1800 666 111, or any Garda Station.
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