Jimmy Dunne

Date of birth
Republic of Ireland
2018 Kit

Jimmy Dunne joined Sunderland AFC during the transfer window of January 2019 on a loan deal ‘til the end of the season. 

Joining from Premier League club Burnley, Dunne, a central defender provides Jack Ross with further depth to his defensive options.

A Republic of Ireland under-21 international, Dunne was born in Dundalk in Ireland. Having graduated from Manchester United’s highly-acclaimed academy in Belfast, Dune joined Burnley aged 18 in 2016. 

During his time at Turf Moor he enjoyed a successful loan spells at Barrow to further his development, before making the step up on a season-long loan at Accrington Stanley as they secured promotion to League One. 

His first call-up for the Republic of Ireland’s under-21 came during his time at the Wham Stadium. 

At the start of the 2018-19 season the 21-year old joined Scottish Premiership side, Heart of Midlothian on a six-month loan.

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