14 February 2010

William McDowell

Name: William McDowell
Born:
Height:
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Position: Goalkeeper

Representative Honours: Ireland: 3 Amateur Caps (1934-1935), Junior; Irish Intermediate League Representative.
Club Honours: (with Crusaders) Intermediate Cup Runner-Up 1933/34; Steel & Sons Cup Winner 1933/34.

Club Career:
Teams
Seasons
Signed
Fee
League
FA Cup
Other
Crusaders
-
-
Amateur
(Intermediate League)
Ballymena United
34/35
1934
Amateur
*17/0
-
-
TOTALS
-
£-
-
-
-
* all games

Biography:
William McDowell was the outstanding goalkeeper in intermediate football during the 1933/34 season. Already a junior international, during that campaign he helped Crusaders to a 3-1 Steel & Sons Cup Final win over Belfast Celtic II, collected an Intermediate Cup runners-up medal following a 0-2 final defeat by Sunnyside and was selected for Ireland's two amateur international matches. He also represented the Intermediate League against the Scottish Central League.

In 1934 McDowell joined the "new" Ballymena United and it was while at the Showgrounds that he won his third and final Amateur cap.

Ireland Amateur Cap Details:
17-02-1934 England. A L 0-4
25-04-1934 Scotland H W 4-1
16-02-1935 England. H L 2-4

Summary: 3/0. Won 1, Drew 0, Lost 2.

Based on information kindly supplied by Jim Murphy.

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