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Joe Moran

Name: Joseph Moran
Born: 9 February 18??, Dublin
Height: 5.09 ft
Weight: 12.00 st
Position: Left-Half

Representative Honours: Ireland: 1 Full Cap (1912); Irish League: 1 Cap (1909).
Club Honours: Irish Cup Winner 1910/11, Runner-Up 1906/07, 1907/08.

Club Career:
FA Cup
Leeds City


Left-half Joe Moran was part of the successful Shelbourne team of the early 1900s. He helped the Shels to three Irish Cup Final appearances and to runners-up spot in the Irish League in 1906/07 – the highest position ever achieved by a Dublin club. In his time with Shels Moran was also honoured by the Irish League, lining up for a 2-0 defeat by the Scottish League at Firhill Park in October 1909.

In the summer of 1911 Moran became part of the Irish contingent at Leeds City, joining Leslie Murphy (formerly of Belfast Celtic), Alec Creighton (ex-Distillery), Mick Foley (a former Shels teammate of Moran’s who would later win caps for the Irish Free State), Joe Enright (another ex-Shels’ player), the teenage Billy Gillespie and later, the experienced international ‘keeper, Billy Scott. The men from the “Emerald Isle” could do little however to lift Leeds away from Division Two obscurity.

Moran, along with Enright, was capped for the only time against Scotland in March 1912, coming in as a late replacement for Val Harris. It was a day on which few in the Irish side covered themselves with glory as the backs were overran in what was “a poor, one-sided game” in which the Scots cruised to a 4-1 win at Windsor Park.

Ireland Cap Details:
16-03-1912 Scotland H L 1-4 BC

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

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