Former Shelbourne, Finn Harps and Waterford footballer Alan Keely has died aged 38.

Keely, the son of renowned League of Ireland manager Dermot Keely, played in the LOI for almost a decade, enjoying two stints with Shels while also representing Kildare County and Dublin City FC.

A Shels social media post read: "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."

Harps also paid tribute to the Dubliner, tweeting: "All at Finn Harps FC 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."