2 August 2011

Frank Heaney

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Born:
Died:
Height: 6.00 ft
Weight: 13.00 st
Position: Right-Half / Centre-Half

Representative Honours: Ireland: 3 Amateur Caps (1913-1921); Irish Free State Olympic Squad (1924).
Club Honours: (with Gate) Irish Free State League Champion 1921/22; Free State Cup Winner 1921/22; Irish Intermediate Cup Winner 1919/20; Leinster Senior Cup Winner; Leinster Senior League Winner; Metropolitan Cup Winner.

Club Career:
Clubs
Seasons
Signed
Fee
League
FA Cup
Other
St James’s Gate
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Amateur
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Leeds City
11/12
May-1911
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2/0
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St James’s Gate
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Amateur
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Shelbourne
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St James’s Gate
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Amateur
/4
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TOTALS
£-
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Biography:
Frank Heaney was a back with St James's Gate when they were one of the leading intermediate sides affiliated to the Irish FA and then the leading side in the first season under the FA of the Irish Free State, captaining them to the League and Cup "Double" in 1922.

Early in his career Heaney, along with his brother John, had been briefly on the books at Leeds City. He was brought into the team in December 1911 after a 5-1 home defeat by Burnley. Heaney was described as hesitant and slow as Leeds faired even worse, losing 5-0 to Wolves. He made just one more Football League appearance, in a 1-0 defeat by Derby County.

Capped at Amateur level prior to the Great War, Heaney returned to the international stage post-War, including for the first "foreign" trip to France in 1921. In 1924 he was selected for the Free State's squad for the Olympics, but he was not among the party that travelled to Paris.


Ireland Amateur Cap Details:
08-11-1913 England H L 0-2
13-11-1920 England H L 0-4
08-02-1921 France. A W 2-1

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

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