Alan Keely Wiki – Alan Keely Biography
Alan Keely (born Alan Vincent Keely) was an Irish former footballer. He played for several League of Ireland teams between 2001 and 2009, including Shelbourne F.C., Finn Harps F.C., and Waterford United F.C.He studied at the University of California, Santa Barbara and was a student-athlete on scholarship with the UC Santa Barbara Gauchos men’s soccer team. In 2002, his only season with the team, he featured in 22 games and scored 1 goal with 2 assists. The Gauchos appeared in the 2002 NCAA Division I Men’s Soccer Championship, which was the first time the school had participated in the tournament. He was named as the 2002 Big West Conference’s Freshman of the Year and was placed on the All-Conference First Team.
Before attending UCSB, he started his senior career with Shelbourne F.C. in 2001 who were under the management of his father, Dermot. He made one senior appearance for Shelbourne in the 2001/ 2002 season during a League of Ireland Cup match against Shamrock Rovers on 29 October 2001. He left Santa Barbara after his first season, opting to return to Ireland. It was announced in January 2003 that he signed with Kildare County F.C. for the 2003 League of Ireland season. He suffered a serious groin injury mid-season and finished the season with 15 appearances for the club. Ahead of the 2004 League of Ireland season, he joined Dublin City F.C. as a free agent. Unable to crack the first-team squad, he was transfer listed, then released, by manager Roddy Collins. Despite interest from Dundalk F.C. manager Jim Gannon, Keely joined signed with Finn Harps F.C. shortly after. He featured for Finn Harps to close out the season.
With his father Dermot named manager at Dublin City, he rejoined the club in November 2004 for the forthcoming 2005 League of Ireland season. He remained with Dublin City through July 2006 when, 17 league games into the season, the club stopped trading and ceased to exist as a football team. After the club’s closure, Waterford United F.C. signed him and two of his Dublin City teammates in August 2006. In December 2006, he re-signed for another year with Waterford for the 2007 League of Ireland. In July 2007, Keely re-joined Shelbourne F.C. He left the club at the end of the 2009 season. In his 3 seasons at Shelbourne, he made 61 League and Cup appearances scoring one goal. After his League of Ireland career ended, he joined Leinster Senior League side Malahide United F.C. for the 2010 season.
Alan Keely Age
He was born May 10, 1982, in Dublin, Ireland, and died on May 3, 2021, in Ireland. He was 38 years old.
Alan Keely Parents
He was the son of former League of renowned Ireland player and manager, Dermot Keely, who attended St. Joseph’s CBS and was named as an All-Ireland schoolboy defender.
Alan Keely Height
He stood at a height of 6 feet 3 inches (1.91 m)tall.
Alan Keely Death
He died on May 3, 2021, at the age of 38. A statement from the Shelbourne club reads, “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 him, tweeting: “All at Finn Harps FC are greatly saddened to learn of the sudden death of former player Alan Keely today.
Alan Keely Cause of Death
The cause of his death has not been released although it is speculated that he died by suicide.