13 April 2007

Joe Ledwidge

Name: Joseph J. Ledwidge
Born: 8 June 1877, Dublin
Died: 19 January 1953, Dublin
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Position: Left-Half

Representative Honours: Ireland: 2 Full Caps (1906); Irish League: 1 Cap (1905).
Club Honours: (with Shelbourne) Irish Cup Winner 1905/06, Runner-Up 1906/07, 1907/08.

Club Career:
Teams
Seasons
Signed
Fee
League
FA Cup
Other
Shelbourne
01/02-08/09
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*51/?
23/1
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TOTALS
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£-
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* Irish League appearances only (excluding Leinster Senior League)

Biography:
Joe Ledwidge joined Shelbourne in 1901 while they were playing in the Leinster Senior League. After they joined the Irish League for the 1904/05 season he made a total of 51 League appearances until he left the club in 1909.

Shelbourne's best season in Ledwidge's time was 1906/07 when the finished as Irish League runners-up to Linfield. Shels were more of a Cup team, Ledwidge playing in the 2-0 1906 Irish Cup Final win over Belfast Celtic (the first time a Dublin team had won the trophy) and in the Final defeats by Cliftonville in 1907 and Bohemians in 1908.

In 1906 Ledwidge won two caps for Ireland. The first as Scotland won narrowly 1-0 at Dalymount Park and the second in an exciting 4-4 draw against Wales in Wrexham. He also made an appearance for the Irish League in a 4-0 defeat by the Football League at Hyde Road, Manchester in November 1905.

Wikipedia

Ireland Cap Details:
17-03-1906 Scotland H L 0-1 BC
02-04-1906 Wales... A D 4-4 BC

Summary: 2/0. Won 0, Drew 1, Lost 1.

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