6 October 2007

Patsy McIlvenny

Name: Patrick McIlvenny
Born: 18 November 1900, Belfast
Died:
Height:
Weight:

Position: Centre-Forward

Representative Honours: Ireland: 1 Full Cap (1924).
Club Honours: (with Distillery) Belfast Charity Cup Winner 1920/21.

Club Career:
Teams
Seasons
Signed
Fee
League
FA Cup
Other
Highfield
-
-
-
(Falls League)
Distillery
16/17-23/24
-16
-
*103/54
-
-
Cardiff City
24/25
May-24
£500
5/ 2
-
-
Sheffield Wednesday
25/26
Nov-25
-
1/ 1
-
-
Shelbourne
-
c/s-27
-
-
-
-
Northampton Town
28/29
Sep-28
-
8/ 2
-
-
Boston Town
-
Sep-30
-
(Midland League)
Hinckley United
-
Apr-31
-
-
-
-
TOTALS
-
£-
117/59
-
-
* all games.

Biography:
Patsy McIlvenny made his Irish League debut as a sixteen year-old centre-forward for Distillery at the tail-end of the 1916/17 season. He played several seasons with Highfield in his native west-Belfast before returning to the Grosvenor Park in April 1921 as a centre-half. He then missed the entire 1922/23 campaign before returning for a third time spell with the Whites in November 1922.

Back in the role of forward McIlvenny really hit form as a regular goalscorer. His performances helped take Distillery to Gold Cup and Co. Antrim Shield Finals, but his only trophy success was in the Charity Cup in his centre-half days. He also gained selection for Ireland, standing in for Everton’s Bobby Irvine in a 1-0 defeat by Wales in March 1924.

A £500 transfer took McIlvenny to Cardiff City in May 1924. He found chances at Ninian Park limited and made just five First Division appearances in over a season. He moved on to Sheffield Wednesday in November 1925, but played just once as the Owls claimed the Second Division title.

Ireland Cap Details:
15-03-1924 Wales.. H L 0-1 BC


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

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