19 July 2008

Johnny McMahon

Name: John McMahon
Born: Londonderry
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Position: Right-Half

Representative Honours: Ireland: 1 Full Cap (1933), 7 Amateur Caps / 1 Goal (1929-1933); League of Ireland.
Club Honours: (with Bohs) League of Ireland Champion 1927/28, 1929/30; FAI Cup Winner 1927/28, Runner-Up 1928/29; League of Ireland Shield Winner.


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Derry City
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Bohemians
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Biography:
Prior to taking to the soccer field, Johnny McMahon had represented Derry at Gaelic football. Later, as a member of Bohemian's 1927/28 "clean sweep" side, he was noted as a goalscoring centre-half.

Capped seven times at Amateur level, McMahon marked his debut with a goal in a 7-2 reverse at the hands of England at Selhurst Park on 16 November 1929. The referee for that match was one Stanley Rous, later President of FIFA. McMahon twice captained Amateur Ireland in wins over England - 3-1 in 1930 and 4-3 in 1933.

McMahon was awarded a single full cap for Ireland, playing at right-half, in a surprise 2-1 win over Scotland at Parkhead in September 1933. As a result he became the only player with an FAI affiliated club to gain full international recognition from the IFA between 1921 and 1950. He is also the most recent Bohs player to have been capped by the IFA.

Away from football, McMahon enjoyed a long career with the Garda Síochána.

Ireland Cap Details:
16-09-1933 Scotland A W 2-1 BC

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


Ireland Amateur Cap Details:

16-11-1929 England. A L 2-7 1 Goal
20-09-1930 Scotland A L 0-2
15-11-1930 England. H W 3-1 capt
14-11-1931 England. A L 2-3
23-01-1932 Scotland H W 4-0
28-01-1933 Scotland A L 1-5
18-02-1933 England. H W 4-3 capt

Summary: 7/1. Won 3, Drew 0, Lost 4.

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