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Robbie Brunton Death | Robbie Brunton Obituary – It is with great sadness to hear former national league of Ireland star Robbie Brunton has passed away. Our deepest condolences and prayers are with his wife Celine and his family and friends. Rest in peace Robbie Pleading face.

Robbie Brunton was born on September 1973. He was an Irish football player during the 1990s and 2000s.

He joined famous nursery club Belvedere at the age of 8 and played for them for 9 years until he signed for Stoke City as an apprentice in 1991. He signed professional forms the following year but never made the breakthrough to the first team and returned to Ireland to sign for Sligo Rovers in 1994. He lost 2 FAI Cup semi finals and a FAI League Cup during his time at Sligo all to Shelbourne where he made 60 league appearances. In the 1994–1995 season he was voted Sligo player of the year was selected for the Bord Gais All Stars selection as well as being nominated for the PFAI Young Player of the Year award finishing runner up to Billy Woods of Cork City. When his contract expired at the end of the 96/97 season, Robbie moved to Coleraine. Coleraine won their first 7 league games but were pipped to the league title by Crusaders they did win the Ulster Cup defeating Crusaders in a penalty shoot out with Brunton scoring in the shoot out and also scoring the og which brought Crusaders level. After only one season there, he was on the move again – this time to then champions Derry City. Derry failed to regain their title in a disappointing season with Brunton missing 10 weeks with a serious knee injury and with a new manager coming in, Brunton was surplus to requirements. He signed for Bohemians and made his league debut on 28 August 1998 against Finn Harps. He spent 2 seasons at Bohs winning a runners-up medal in the FAI Cup again losing to Shelbourne before he moved to Buckley Park and Kilkenny City. The tough tackling left back – he was sent off a total of 13 times – has since played for Monaghan United Dundalk, Newry Town and Cliftonville.

Tributes to Robbie Brunton

“So sad to hear this morning the passing of our former management committee member Robbie Brunton. Robbie had a distinguished playing career with most notable @sligorovers and @bfcdublin. Our thoughts and prayers are with his wife Celine and his family and friends. RIP Robbie,” the PFAI said on Twitter.

“We are absolutely devastated to learn of the passing of our much-loved former player Robbie Brunton at the age of just 47. Our thoughts and prayers are with his wife Celine, and sons Ryan and Darragh, both of whom are Junior Gypsies and attended games with their father,” read a Bohs statement on Twitter.

“A talented full-back, he was at the beginning of a great career in our league. In the 1994–1995 season he was voted Rovers player of the year, named in the league team of the season and also nominated for the PFAI Young Player of the Year award. We will remember Robbie’s performances at the club fondly and his great contribution to a memorable time for the Bit O’ Red. Our thoughts are with his wife Celine and his family and friends,” Sligo Rovers said in a statement.

Former club Bohemians also paid tribute as they released a statement: “We are absolutely devastated to learn of the passing of our much-loved former player Robbie Brunton at the age of just 47.

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“Our thoughts and prayers are with his wife Celine, and sons Ryan and Darragh, both of whom are Junior Gypsies and attended games with their father.”

Sligo Rovers said: “Sligo Rovers are saddened by the death of former defender Robbie Brunton at the age of 47. He played 60 matches and scored three goals over two seasons with the ‘Bit o’ Red’ and made a big impression at The Showgrounds.”

The Professional Footballers Association of Ireland said: “So sad to hear this morning the passing of our former management committee member Robbie Brunton.

“Robbie had a distinguished playing career with most notable Sligo Rovers and Bohemians. Our thoughts and prayers are with his wife Celine and his family and friends. RIP Robbie”.

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