Dunne, Tommy

Birth Date

19th March 1927





Biographical Text

Tommy Dunne played for Exeter City between 1954 and 1956. Starting his career with Shamrock Rovers, he joined the club from Leicester City and later played for Shrewsbury Town and Southport.

Leicester City paid £4,000 for Tommy's services when he left Shamrock Rovers in November 1949 and he was to make 33 league appearances for the Filbert Street side.

On his transfer to Exeter City in July 1954, a Grecians’ director revealed the club had to pay a “stiffish fee’ to obtain the player's signature. Having made his debut against Crystal Palace in August 1954 Tommy spent two seasons with the Grecians playing 25 league games in his first season and twelve in his second. His only league goal for the club came in the win over Brighton and Hove Albion in January 1955.

Joining Shrewsbury Town in August 1956 for a fee of £500, he appeared in just three league matches and moved to Southport in July 1957 where he featured in 21 league games in his single-season stay. Tommy continued to live in Southport after being released and by 1964 was working in a local nylon factory. He died in 1988.


Exeter City league games






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