Friday 24 May 2019

Former Republic of Ireland international Ronald Healey dies while out cycling

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Former Republic of Ireland goalkeeper Ronald 'Ron' Healey has died aged 66.

The former Manchester City and Cardiff City netminder collapsed and died while on a cycle ride.

Born and raised in Wythenshawe in England, Healey was capped twice by Ireland including in a World Cup qualifier against the Three Lions at Wembley Stadium in 1980.

He collapsed during a cycle ride with a friend through Altrincham on Monday and later died.

He created a football coaching business, Just 4 Keepers, with his son Scott 19 years ago and Scott still runs it.

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