3 August 2007

Pat McAuley

Name: Patrick McAuley
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Position: Centre-Forward

Representative Honours: Ireland: 1 Full Cap (1900); Irish League: 1 Cap (1899).
Club Honours: (with Belfast Celtic) Irish League Champion 1899/00; Co. Antrim Shield Winner 1894/95.

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Biography:
In 1900 Celtic (the ‘Belfast’ prefix was not officially added until the following year) claimed their first major honour, pipping Linfield to the Irish League title by a single point. Their star performer was centre-forward Pat McAuley, who top-scored with eight of their eighteen goals.

That same season McAuley was also honoured with selection for the Irish League, for a 3-1 defeat by the Football League at Burnden Park, Bolton, and Ireland, when he led the line in a 3-0 defeat by Scotland at Solitude. He was therefore the first Celtic player to win international recognition.

A member of the Celtic club since their Junior days, McAuley had played in the team that defeated Distillery 3-1 in the 1895 Co. Antrim Shield Final – a full year before they entered the Irish League.

If you have any further info on Patrick McAuley, please get in touch.

Ireland Cap Details:
03-03-1900 Scotland H L 0-3 BC

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


Picture courtesy of the Belfast Celtic Society Twitter feed.

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