On This Day – 22nd June 22nd June 1923: Peter Corr was born on this day in Dundalk. Having started his career with his hometown club just before the Second World War, Corr secured a move to Preston North End in 1947 and went on to play for Everton,
On This Day – 22nd June
22nd June 1923: Peter Corr was born on this day in Dundalk. Having started his career with his hometown club just before the Second World War, Corr secured a move to Preston North End in 1947 and went on to play for Everton, Bangor City and Wigan Athletic. He played four times for the Republic of Ireland (all in 1949) and he was in the team which secured a 2-0 win over England at Goodison Park in September 1949, the first non-UK side to beat England at home. He passed away on 1st June 2001.
22nd June 1963: Nick Broujos was born on this day in Pennsylvania, U.S.A. Having played semi-pro football in America, Broujos was spotted by Bray Wanderers boss Pat Devlin who signed him for the Seagulls. After an impressive loan spell at TEK United, Shelbourne snapped him up where he impressed. He later signed for Sligo Rovers where he was also Commercial Director at the club. Overall, he made 208 appearances in the league and retired in 2001.
22nd June 1971: Brian Flood was born on this day in Dublin. Flood made his League of Ireland debut for Shelbourne in 1989 and scored the goal which wrapped up Shelbourne's first league title for 30 years, against Dundalk in 1992. Flood famously took over as goalkeeper in the 1996 FAI Cup final against St. Patrick's Athletic after Alan Gough was sent off after just 20 minutes. Flood performed a minor miracle to secure a 1-1 draw and Shelbourne went on to win the replay. He made 187 appearances in the League of Ireland overall.
22nd June 1993: Hugh Douglas was born on this day in Dublin. Douglas joined UCD AFC in their U-19 squad and his performances impressed enough to progress to their senior squad in the 2011/12 season. His form for the Students attracted the attentions of the Seagulls who he signed for in 2014. Douglas spent five years with the club before signing for Drogheda United in 2019.
22nd June 1996: Sligo Rovers drew 0-0 with Heerenveen at The Showgrounds in a UEFA Intertoto Cup group match. The Dutch side had a 19 year old Jon Dahl Tomasson in their line-up. Tomasson went on to enjoy a very successful career scoring 51 goals for Denmark from 112 appearances and winning the UEFA Champions League with Milan in 2003 amongst many other honours. He is currently manager of Malmo FF in Sweden.
22nd June 2002: St. Patrick’s Athletic lost by 3-2 to NK Rijeka of Croatia at the Stadion Kantrida in a UEFA Intertoto Cup First Round First Leg match. Pat’s led twice through goals from Paul Osam (44) and Ger McCarthy (77) but two late goals from Sandro Klic (89, 90) snatched victory for the Croatians.