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Bill McConnell

Name: William George McConnell
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Position: Full-Back

Representative Honours: Ireland: 6 Full Caps (1912-1914); Irish League: 3 Caps (1913).
Club Honours: (with Bohemians) Irish Cup Runner-Up 1910/11.

Club Career:
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Bohemians
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Bradford PA
Linfield

Biography:
Ireland’s right-back for the entire Home Nations campaign of 1914, when they won the title outright for the first time, Bill McConnell had a remarkable record at international level. His first game, played at left-back against Wales in 1912, resulted in a 3-2 win. The following year, installed in his favoured right-back role, he played in a 2-1 victory over England at Windsor Park – Ireland’s first success against their largest neighbours.

In all his six caps he finished on the losing side just once; 1-2 against Scotland in 1913. In a hard-fought and crowd-troubled match at Dalymount Park, his home ground, McConnell put in an energetic performance, and only the mis-firing forward-line denied the Irish a more favourable result.

On the domestic front McConnell was playing for Bohemians at a time of ups-and-downs. In 1911 he played in the all-Dublin Irish Cup Final defeat by Shelbourne. That same year Bohs, having finished bottom, withdrew from the Irish League. A year later they returned and in autumn of 1913 McConnell represented the Irish League in three consecutive matches (defeats by the Football League, Southern League and Scottish League).

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Ireland Cap Details:
13-04-1912 Wales... A W 3-2 BC
15-02-1913 England. H W 2-1 BC
15-03-1913 Scotland H L 1-2 BC
19-01-1914 Wales... A W 2-1 BC
14-02-1914 England. A W 3-0 BC
14-03-1914 Scotland H D 1-1 BC

Summary: 6/0. Won 4, Drew 1, Lost 1.

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