Tommy Dunne (footballer, born 1972)

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Tommy Dunne
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Tommy Dunne overseeing his Galway F.C. side in February 2014
Personal information
Full name Thomas Dunne
Date of birth (1972-04-27) 27 April 1972 (age 42)
Place of birth Dublin, Ireland
Playing position Centre back
Club information
Current team
Galway (Manager)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1990–1991 Home Farm 5 (0)
1991–1993 Dundalk 37 (1)
1993-1995 Shelbourne 52 (3)
1995–1997 Derry City 46 (2)
1997–2002 Shamrock Rovers 107 (1)
2002–2003 Kildare County 4 (0)
2005–2007 TP-Seinäjoki 21 (2)
Teams managed
2005–2008 TP-Seinäjoki
2010–2013 Cork City
2013– Galway
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Tommy Dunne (born 27 April 1972 in Dublin) is a former footballer and current manager of Galway in the League of Ireland.

Playing career[edit]

Dunne played for the Republic of Ireland national under-19 football team in the 1990 UEFA European Under-18 Football Championship finals in Hungary. He also played in the 1991 FIFA World Youth Championship .[1]

A full back, Tommy made his League of Ireland debut for Home Farm against Longford Town on 25 November 1990. In February 1991 he joined Dundalk where he stayed until 1993 when he joined Shelbourne. After 3 years he joined Derry City where he won the League Championship.

Dunne joined Shamrock Rovers in 1997 where he stayed for 5 years making 2 appearances in European competition. His father Theo won the FAI Cup with Shels in 1960 and was assistant manager at Glenmalure Park from 1974 to 1976.

Management career[edit]

Dunne managed TP-Seinäjoki in Finland for three years.

Dunne was assistant manager to Paul Doolin at Cork City in 2009.

In February 2010, he was named as the manager of Cork City.[2]

Tommy Dunne is the son of former Shamrock Rovers Player and Coach Theo Dunne and is the first cousin of Ireland international and Aston Villa defender Richard Dunne.

On 3 August 2013 after a bad run of results Cork City released a statement reading; "Cork City FC and first team manager Tommy Dunne have parted company with immediate effect." [3]

Dunne was appointed manager of newly formed club Galway on 26 November 2013.[4]



Derry City
Shamrock Rovers


Cork City


  1. ^ "Dunne statistics". FIFA Website. Retrieved 24 February 2010. 
  2. ^ "Dunne appointed as manager at Cork". RTÉ Sport. 2010-02-24. Retrieved 2010-02-24. 
  3. ^ "Cork City end Dunne's reign as manager". RTÉ Sport. 2013-08-03. Retrieved 2013-11-26. 
  4. ^ "Dunne appointed as Galway boss". RTÉ Sport. 2013-11-26. Retrieved 2013-11-26. 


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