Paddy Andrews

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Paddy Andrews was an Irish soccer player in the League of Ireland.

Andrews was a part of the legendary Bohemians amateur team of the late 1920s and early 30s. He won full international caps for Irish Free State, making his debut against the Netherlands alongside fellow Bohemian players Fred Horlacher, Bill McGuire and Plev Ellis.[1][2]

Early years[edit]

Andrews was educated at Synge Street C.B.S. where he played Gaelic games and was a tremendous athlete, winning five All-Ireland schools championship titles in athletics.[3] He made the Dublin junior gaelic football team in the late 1920s but had to give up the sport because of the ban on "foreign games". Paddy so began a career in football by signing for Drumcondra.

He spent 2 years at Drums before signing for UCD where he also studied. During his time at the college, Paddy showed his all-round sporting ability by winning titles in discus and shot put and playing both cricket and tennis.

Bohemians[edit]

Andrews signed for Bohs after UCD where he went on to win the League of Ireland and the FAI Cup, as well as the League of Ireland Shield. in 1936, Paddy became the 40th man to be appointed Bohemian F.C. captain. He remained close to the club throughout his life as a full member of the club.

Paddy died in 1981.

Honours[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ www.soccerscene.ie
  2. ^ Paddy Andrews at National-Football-Teams.com
  3. ^ Bohemian FC match programme, 29 November 1981
  4. ^ Terry O'Rourke, Sean Ryan (1985). Gillette book of the FAI CUP. Irish Soccer Co-op.