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Pat "Don Patricio" O'Connell

Centre-half for Ireland's first International Championship win in 1914, Pat O'Connell was a well-travelled player and became an even better travelled manager and coach... Name: Patrick Joseph O’Connell Born: 8 March 1887, Drumcondra, Dublin Died: 27 February 1959, St. Pancras, London (England) Height: 5.11 ft Weight: 11.06 st Position: Centre-Half Representative Honours: Ireland: 5 Full Caps (1912-1914) , 1 Victory Cap (1919) . Club Career: Teams Seasons Signed Fee League FA Cup Other Frankfort (Dublin) - - - - - Stranville Rovers (Dublin) - - - - - Belfast Celtic 08/09 Aug-08 - /5 - /4 Sheffield Wednesday 08/09-11/12 Mar-09 - 18/0 3/0 - Hull City 12/13-13/14 May-12 - 58/1 5/0 - Manchester United 14/15 Apr-14

Ireland Victory Internationals 1919 & 1945/46

In the transitional seasons that followed the two World Wars international football resumed with a series of "Victory" matches. These were not official internationals and several players featured that would never earn "Full" international recognition.   1919    1 22/03/1919 Scotland L 1 - 2 (1 - 1)   Ibrox Park, Glasgow   (Halligan) 2 19/04/1919 Scotland D 0 - 0 (0 - 0) Windsor Park, Belfast   Player   Club 1 2 App / Gls Scott Elisha B. Celtic 1 1   2 / 0 McCracken Bill Newcastle 2 2 2 / 0 Rollo Dave Linfield 3 3 2 / 0 O'Connell Pat Rochdale 4 1 / 0 Lacey Billy Linfield 5 8   2 / 0 Emerson Billy Glentoran 6 6 2 / 0 Lyner Davy Glentoran 7   1 / 0 McKinney D aniel B. Celtic 8 7 2 / 0 Halligan Billy Rochdale 9 9 2 / 1 Hamill M ickey B.Celtic 10 10 2 / 0 Moore W illiam Glentoran 11     1 / 0 McCandless Bill Linfield   4   1 / 0 Scraggs J ohnny Glentoran 5 1 / 0 Kerr * Ned B. Celtic 11   1 / 0 1945/46 ( Champi
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