On This Day – 3rd June 3rd June 1925: Tommy Scannell was born on this day in Youghal, Co. Cork. The goalkeeper played for Southend United throughout his entire career and made just one appearance for Ireland, in a 1-0 win over Luxembourg in a World
On This Day – 3rd June
3rd June 1925: Tommy Scannell was born on this day in Youghal, Co. Cork. The goalkeeper played for Southend United throughout his entire career and made just one appearance for Ireland, in a 1-0 win over Luxembourg in a World Cup qualifying match played in the Municipal Stadium, Luxembourg City in March 1954. He died on 30th November 1993 aged 68 years and he was the father of the actor, Tony Scannell, best known for his role as Detective Sergeant Ted Roach in the ITV series The Bill who passed away only eight days ago at the age of 74 years.
3rd June 1937: Ray Brady was born on this day in Dublin. The former defender started his career at Transport in the League of Ireland for two years before he moved across the water to Millwall. Brady also played for Queen’s Park Rangers and Hastings United before returning to Ireland with St. Patrick's Athletic for three years. He retired in 1971 and is the older brother of Liam Brady. He won six caps (all with QPR) with the Republic of Ireland between 1963 and1964 making his debut in the 0-0 draw with Austria in a European Championship match in Vienna in September 1963.
3rd June 1970: Stephen Geoghegan was born on this day in Dublin. The former striker is a true league legend having won the league title on four occasions and finished top-scorer of the league on four occasions. He was top-scorer in the 1993-94 season when he helped fire Shamrock Rovers to the title under Ray Treacy and was named the PFAI Player of the Year. He moved to Shelbourne in 1994 and stayed with the club until 2003, winning three league titles with the club. He finished his career with Dundalk in 2004. He also won the FAI Cup on three occasions, all with Shelbourne. Overall, he made 417 league appearances and scored 158 goals leaving him in ninth position on the all-time goalscorers list.
3rd June 1984: The Republic of Ireland secured a 1-0 win over China in Sapporo, Japan. The match was part of the Kirin Cup as Eamonn O'Keeffe scored the only goal of the game to secure the win. Jim Beglin and Gary Howlett (his only cap) made their international debuts for Eoin Hand's side.
3rd June 1995: The Republic of Ireland were held to a goalless draw against Liechtenstein in a European Championship match in Eschen. A low point in Jack Charlton's reign as manager, Paul McGrath won his 75th cap and it was Niall Quinn's 50th.