15 December 2009

Vincent Gilmore

Name: Vincent Gilmore
Born: Warrenpoint
Died:
Height: 6.02 ft
Weight: 11.06 st
Position: Left-Half

Representative Honours: Ireland: 1 Amateur Cap (1955).
Club Honours: (with Dundalk) FAI Cup Winner 1957/58.

Club Career:
Teams
Seasons
Signed
Fee
League
FA Cup
FL Cup
Other
Warrenpoint United
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Portadown
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-49
Amateur
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Cliftonville
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Amateur
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Dundalk
56/57-57/58
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33/1
6/1
13/2
5/0
Newry Ramblers
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TOTALS
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£-
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Biography:
A Warrenpoint pharmacist, Vincent Gilmore captained his hometown club to some successes in the late-1940s before stepping-up to Irish League football with Portadown during the 1949/50 season. It was after moving to Cliftonville that Gilmore earned Amateur international recognition as left-half in the Ireland side defeated 4-1 at Solitude in September 1955. A versatile player, his Irish League career usually found him in the half-back line, but from his earliest playing days Gilmore had also regularly featured at inside-forward.

It was a move to Dundalk in 1956 that brought Gilmore his greatest success. At Oriel Park he played his first season as the regular choice at left-half. His second campaign saw him switch between the number six and ten shirts before being deployed at centre-forward for the closing months of the season. He scored the only goal in the FAI Cup semi-final win over Shelbourne and played a key role in setting up the winner in a shock Final win over Shamrock Rovers.

Gilmore returned to the Irish League in 1958. He continued to pull on his boots well into the veteran stage, playing regularly for 5-a-side team, Newry Ramblers through to the mid-1960s.

Northern Ireland Amateur Cap Details:
17-09-1955 England H L 1-4

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

Dundalk career details kindly supplied by Jim Murphy.

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