Former Manchester United and Shamrock Rovers goalkeeper Pat Dunne has died aged 72.
Dunne won the old First Division title under Matt Busy in his first season with United in 1964/65, displacing Northern Ireland's Harry Gregg in the team after moving from a double-winning Rovers side.
All @ShamrockRovers are deeply saddened with the passing today of ex goalkeeper Pat Dunne, who died after a short illness. He was 72. RIP— Shamrock Rovers F.C. (@ShamrockRovers) September 25, 2015
A former Stella Maris schoolboy player Dunne signed for Everton before returning to Ireland and playing for Shamrock Rovers from 1962 to 1964.
He was part of the Shamrock Rovers team which won the League of Ireland, FAI Cup, Shield, Leinster Senior Cup and Dublin City Cup in the 1963-64 season.
Dunne then joined Manchester United and won the English League First Division title in his first season and then won Player of the Year at Plymouth Argyle in 1968 after his first season there.
He made 45 appearances for Manchester United and 152 for Plymouth Argyle before returning to Shamrock Rovers in 1970. After eight years at Rovers he then became player manager at Thurles Town and Shelbourne.
Dunne also won five caps for Ireland and played in the World Cup play-off against Spain in Paris in 1965. He also played in Ireland’s first ever game at U23 level, in 1966, against France.
Pat Dunne is survived by his wife Bernie, sons Derrick and Greg, daughter-in-laws Sarah and Lorraine, and six grandchildren.