26 February 2012

Gilbert Roden

Name: Gilbert Roden*
Born: Belfast
Height:
Weight:
Position: Centre-Forward

Representative Honours: Ireland: 1 Amateur Cap (1939).

Club Career:
Clubs
Seasons
Signed
Fee
League
Other
Carnmoney.Comrades
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Amateur
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Cliftonville
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Amateur
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TOTALS
£-
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Biography:
A clever leader of the line, Gilbert Roden started in the Church League before signing with Carnmoney Comrades before joining Cliftonville Strollers. He was rapidly elevated to the senior team during the 1939/40 season and although inexperienced and inconsistent, he did on occasion manage four goals in a single match. At the end of that first campaign he was selected for Ireland Amateurs against Scotland, and "he fully justified his inclusion in the team."

Ireland Amateur Cap Details:
19-04-1939 Scotland A D 1-1

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

* Initials reported as both G.A. and G.K.

Source: Ireland's Saturday Night (20 May 1939), courtesy of Jim Murphy.

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