Shelbourne FC have released a statement following the untimely death of 16-year-old Izzy Dezu, who died after collapsing during a Dublin and District Schoolboys Under-16 match against St Kevin’s Boys last night.

It has been established that the teenager became unwell during the second half of the match and was treated by paramedics from Dublin Fire Brigade before being transferred to Beaumont Hospital .

Tragically, Izzy lost his fight for life and was pronounced dead at the Dublin hospital.

Paying tribute to the teenager, Shelbourne FC said: "We are heartbroken to have to confirm the news that our Academy U16 player, Izzy Dezu, collapsed and died during a match last night."

"The thoughts of everyone at Shelbourne FC are with his family and friends who have been devastated by his tragic loss. May he rest in peace."

St. Kevin’s have taken to Twitter to remember the young footballer, writing: "We at St Kevin’s Boys Fc would like to pass on our condolences to the family, friends and everybody at Shelbourne Football Club after their young academy player Izzy Dezu collapsed and died in a game last night."

"Very sad news. Rest In Peace, young man," they added.