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Jackie Davis

Name: John Davis Died: 2007/08 Height: 5.09 ft Weight: 11.00 st Position: Left-Back Representative Honours: Ireland: 11 Amateur Caps (1953-1956) ; Irish League: 10 Caps (1952-1956). Club Honours:  (with Crusaders) Ulster Cup Winner 1953/54 ... Club Career: Teams ..... Signed Crusaders Glenavon .. c/s - 56 Biography: A product of summer league football in East Belfast, Jack Davis was a "tenacious" left-back, "well-drilled in defensive methods". He had a lengthy period on the books of Crusaders. After 11 amateur caps, several as captain, Davis left Crusaders in the summer of 1956 to turn professional with Glenavon. More to follow. Northern Ireland Amateur Cap Details: 31-01-1953 England...... A L 1-4 12-09-1953 England...... H W 2-1 10-10-1953 South Africa. H L 2-5 23-01-1954 Wales........ H W 3-2 22-02-1954 Distillery FC N W 5-2 10-04-1954 Scotland..... A D 0-0 18-09-1954 England...... A L 0-5 22-01-1955 Wales........ A W 2-1 12-02-1955

John Young

Name: John Young Born: Londonderry Height: Weight: Position: Goalkeeper Representative Honours: Northern Ireland: 1 Amateur Cap (1968). Club Honours: (with Distillery) Irish Cup Runner-Up 1968/69. Club Career: Teams Seasons Signed Fee League FA Cup Europe Other Derry City - - - - - - - Distillery 68/69 c/s-68 Amateur - - - - Finn Harps - c/s-69 - - - - - TOTALS - £- - - - - Biography: John Young moved from Derry City to Distillery in the summer of 1968. He was quickly recognised at Amateur international level, though his only appearance proved an unhappy one as England ran out 5-0 winners at Charlton. Young's only season at Grosvenor Park br

Terry Kingon

Name: Terence Kingon Born: c.1952 Died: 26 May 2008, Belfast Height: Weight: Position: Midfielder Representative Honours: Northern Ireland: 1 Amateur Cap (1970) , 3 Schoolboy Caps (1967). Club Honours: (with Portadown) Gold Cup Winner 1971/72 ; Carlsberg Cup Winner 1972/73 ; (with Glentoran) Irish League Champion 1980/81 ; Ulster Cup Winner 1981/82. Club Career: Teams Seasons Signed Fee League FA . Cup FL . Cup Europe Other Portadown - -69 Amateur - - - 4(0)/0 - Ballymena . Utd 76/77-77/78 -76 - 38(-)/5 - - - - Glenavon - -77 - - - - - - Cliftonville - -78 - - - - - - Glentoran 80/81 - 82/83 Oct-80 - *57(1)/5 - - 3(0)/0 - Cliftonville - Mar-83 - - - -

Roy McDonald

Elder brother of Alan McDonald, Roy had a long and distinguished Irish League career... Name: Roy McDonald Born: 10 February 1952, Belfast Height: 6.02 ft Position: Goalkeeper Representative Honours: Northern Ireland: 1 Amateur Cap (1970 ), 3 Schoolboy Caps; Irish League: 1 Cap (1980) ; Irish FA Representative (1971-1979) . Club Honours: (with Distillery) Irish Cup Winner 1970/71 ; (with Crusaders) Irish League Champion 1975/76 ; Irish Cup Runner-Up 1979/80 ; Co. Antrim Shield Runner-Up. Club Career: Teams Seasons Signed Fee League FA Cup Europe Other Rathcoole Boys Club - Youth - - - - Distillery 69/70 - 71/72 1968 Amateur * 82/0 * 2/0 * Birmingham City - 1969 Trial 0/0 - - - Crusaders 72/73 - 93/94 Aug-72 £300 * 4??/1 * 4/0 * TOTALS - £300

Alan Paterson

Alan Paterson was one of a glut of good goalkeepers produced by Northern Ireland during the 1970s. So talented was he that he found his way into the Northern Ireland squad, only for his chance of a Cap to be scuppered by the continued presence of Pat Jennings... Name: Alan Paterson Born: 25 March 1954, Belfast Height: 5.10 ft Weight: 10.10 st Position: Goalkeeper Representative Honours: Northern Ireland: 1 Amateur Cap (1973) ; Irish League: 1 Cap (1980) ; League of Ireland: 4 Caps (1978-1980) . Club Honours: (with Glentoran) Irish League Champion 1980/81, 1987/88, 1991/92 ; Irish Cup Winner 1972/73, 1982/83, 1984/85, 1985/86, 1986/87 ; City Cup Winner 1972/73 ; Irish League Cup Winner 1988/89, 1990/91 ; Gold Cup Winner 1982/83, 1986/87 ; Ulster Cup Winner 1981/82, 1982/83, 1983/84, 1988/89 ; Irish League Floodlit Cup Winner 1987/88 ; Co. Antrim Shield Winner 1984/85, 1986/87 ; (with Sligo) League of Ireland Champion 1976/77 ; FAI Cup Runner-Up 1977/78 . Awards: Ulster

Billy McAvoy

The diminutive sharp-shooter of Ards, Billy McAvoy had written his name into the club’s record books while he was still in his early twenties… Name: William McAvoy Born: c. 1949, Newtownards Height: Weight: Position: Inside-Right Representative Honours: Northern Ireland: 1 Under-23 Cap (1968) , 6 Amateur Caps  (1968-1972) , Youth; Irish FA Representative; Irish League: 1 Cap (1969) . Club Honours: (with Ards) Irish Cup Winner 1968/69, 1973/74 ; Gold Cup Winner 1973/74 ; Ulster Cup Winner 1973/74 ; Co. Antrim Shield Winner 1971/72 ; Blaxnit All-Ireland Cup Winner 1974/75 . Awards: Ulster Footballer of the Year 1969 . Club Career: Teams Seasons Signed Fee League FA Cup Europe Other Ards Boys - - Youth - - - - Ards 64/65-77/78 - Amateur *404/300 * 6/1 * Ballymena Utd 77/78-78/79 Oct-77 - 18/  3 4/3 1/0
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