Joseph Whelan

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Joseph Whelan was an Irish footballer who played for Bohemians during the 1890s and early 20th century.

Whelan was one of the most important figures in the early day of football in Dublin. He was a founding member of Bohemian F.C. in 1890 and was the club's first captain.[1] Whelan also has the honour of scoring Bohemians' first ever goal when he netted against Britannia on 1 November 1890. A respected full back, he played in the first team for over a decade and appeared in the Irish Cup Final in 1900 when Bohemians lost 2-1 to Cliftonville.

Off the field, he was Club President of Bohemians from 1900–1905 and Vice-President from 1905-1916.

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  1. ^ Bohemian FC match programme, Vol. 43, no. 6