Tributes have been paid to a teenager who died following a fatal stabbing incident last night.
Named locally as Josh Dunne, the 16 year old died of his injuries in hospital, after a row in East Wall.
A post mortem examination is taking place on his body.
Another 16 year old boy was seriously injured and a man in his 20s was also hurt.
Gardaí are appealing for anyone who was in the East Wall Road/ East Road area between 9:00pm and 9:40pm last night to come forward.
Josh was a talented footballer from Ballymun.
St Kevin’s Boys Football Club say they’re devastated at his death.
Everyone at Bohemians is devastated to learn of the death of Bohs-SKB player Josh Dunne in tragic circumstances.
Josh was a talented young footballer who will be sadly missed by former team-mates and coaches.
We extend our deepest condolences to his family and friends. ❤️🖤🧡 pic.twitter.com/g3vWoKhkQd
— Bohemian FC 🔴⚫ (@bfcdublin) January 27, 2021
Samson Samual knew the young victim.
Mr Samuel said the Josh was "quiet and well behaved" and will be remembered for his talents on the pitch.
"Anywhere we go or any team he was on - he's the best [player]."
We are deeply saddened to hear the tragic news of Josh Dunne. It was a privilege to have him play for Tolka Rovers FC and to watch him play football under the guidance of Coco, Kev and James.
Our thoughts are with his family and friends at this very sad time.
Rest in Peace Josh pic.twitter.com/NSkUvzMiYZ
— Tolka Rovers AFC (@TolkaRoversAFC) January 27, 2021
Close-Knit Community "In Shock" Over Stabbing
Local Cllr Nial Ring says locals are upset over what happened.
"In all the speculation I think we have to get that into our minds."
Man, reading and seeing videos of the passing of Josh Dunne saddens me so much! A young life with so much to live for, gone. Human life is so fragile and precious man😪 RIP Young King!
— 🇳🇬Raheem🇳🇬 (@FarouqRaheem14) January 27, 2021
"There is a sixteen year old lad who is deceased now."
Cllr Ring said Eastwall is a close knit and quiet community.
"To have this visit upon us is shocking to a lot of people."
GoFundMe page for the late Josh Dunne has already raised €12k in less than six hours. https://t.co/VoMYrcIwVI
— Garreth MacNamee (@garmacnamee) January 27, 2021
A GoFundMe page has been set up to go towards Josh's funeral.
So far almost €13,000 has been raised.