Mick McGrath (footballer)

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Michael "Mick" McGrath (born 7 April 1936 in Dublin) is an Irish former professional footballer.

He was a left half and began his career with Dublin club Home Farm F.C. before moving to England to join Blackburn Rovers in August 1954. He made 269 Football League appearances over the next ten years at Ewood Park. and played with players like Peter Dobing, Derek Dougan and Mike England. He helped the club win promotion to the First Division and appeared in the 1960 FA Cup Final where he scored an own goal in a 3-0 defeat to Wolves.

In March 1966 he signed for Bradford Park Avenue where he made 50 league appearances before becoming player manager at Bangor City F.C.. He also played 22 times for the Republic of Ireland national football team[1] and made one appearance for the Republic of Ireland B team in 1957.

He now lives in Blackburn and has retired after 24 years working for Thwaites Brewery.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mick McGrath at National-Football-Teams.com

External links[edit]

  • Mick McGrath, Post War English & Scottish Football League A - Z Player's Database