On This Day in Irish Football - April 30th April 30, 1954: Gerry Daly was born on this day in Dublin. Daly started his career at Bohemians in 1972 before he was signed by Manchester United in 1973. He spent an impressive five years at Old Trafford a
On This Day in Irish Football - April 30th
April 30, 1954: Gerry Daly was born on this day in Dublin. Daly started his career at Bohemians in 1972 before he was signed by Manchester United in 1973. He spent an impressive five years at Old Trafford and went on to play for Derby County, Coventry City, Leicester City, Birmingham City, Shrewsbury Town, Stoke City, Doncaster Rovers and Telford United, as well as a loan move to New England Tea Men in America. He also had an impressive international career having made 48 appearances and scored 13 goals. He made his debut in 1973 against Poland and scored a number of important goals, including a winner against the Netherlands in 1980.
April 30, 1965: Eddie McGoldrick was born on this day in Islington, London. McGoldrick played for Kettering Town, Nuneaton Borough, Northampton Town, Crystal Palace, Arsenal, Manchester City and Stockport County. He also made 15 appearances for the Republic of Ireland and was part of the FIFA 1994 World Cup squad.
April 30, 1980: Republic of Ireland secured a 2-0 win over Switzerland on this day at Lansdowne Road. Alan Kelly was in caretaker charge as goals from Don Givens and Gerry Daly secured the victory, as Kevin Moran and Gary Waddock made their debuts.
April 30, 1981: John O'Shea was born on this day in Waterford. O'Shea was spotted playing for Waterford Bohemians in 1998 and Manchester United signed the defender in 1998. O'Shea progressed from the United Academy and went on to make over 250 appearances for Manchester United, scoring 10 goals. He went on to play for Sunderland and Reading before retiring last year. O'Shea had an incredible international career having made 113 appearances for the Republic of Ireland, scoring three goals including the crucial last-minute equaliser against Germany in 2014. He won the senior international player of the year in 2014 and was named the Republic of Ireland U-21 assistant manager this month.
April 30, 1986: Rob Elliot was born on this day in Greenwich, London. Elliot has made four appearances for Ireland having made his debut in a 2-1 defeat against Turkey in 2014. Elliot has played Charlton Athletic, Notts County and Accrington Stanley, and is currently playing for Newcastle United.
April 30, 2003: Republic of Ireland secured an impressive 1-0 win over Norway at Lansdowne Road. Damien Duff scored the only goal of the game as Alan Lee and Alan Quinn made their international debuts.