Shay Keogh

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Shay Keogh
Personal information
Full name Seamus Keogh
Date of birth (1934-01-15) 15 January 1934 (age 81))
Place of birth Dublin, Ireland
Playing position Centre half (retired)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1952-1961 Shamrock Rovers ? (2)
1961-1962 Dundalk 17 (0)
1962-1963 Jacobs ? (?)
1963-1965 St Patrick's Athletic F.C. 29 (0)
National team
1955-1959 League of Ireland XI 9 (0)
1957-1958 Republic of Ireland B 2 (0)
1958 Republic of Ireland 1 (0)
Teams managed
1963-1965 St Patrick's Athletic F.C.
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Shay Keogh (born 6 September 1934 in Dublin) is a former Irish football player who played as a centre half.

He was part of the great Shamrock Rovers teams of the 1950s in a side, popularly known as Coad's Colts, that enjoyed many memorable days during that decade.

A former schoolboy and youth international he joined Shamrock Rovers F.C. in 1952 and stayed for nearly a decade at Glenmalure Park.

Crumlin man Shay played in the club's first four European games against Manchester United and OGC Nice in the European Champion Club's Cup.

He captained his country in the first ever B international in October 1957.[1] He won his second "B" cap the following year winning in Iceland.

He won one cap for the Republic of Ireland in a 2–2 friendly against Poland at Dalymount Park on 5 October 1958.

Shay represented the League of Ireland XI nine times between 1955 and 1959.

Shared a benefit game with Ronnie Nolan in May 1961.[2]

In September 1961 he signed for Dundalk F.C.[3] and also had further spells at Jacobs F.C. and as player-manager at St Patrick's Athletic F.C. between 1963 and 1965.

On 20 December 1973, Liam Tuohy resigned as Rovers manager. Shay, who had been in the position of technical advisor to the club, was appointed manager with Dougie Wood but resigned two days later.

Honours[edit]

Flag of Ireland.svg League of Ireland: 3

  • Shamrock Rovers – 1953/54, 1956/57, 1958/59

Flag of Ireland.svg FAI Cup: 2

  • Shamrock Rovers – 1955, 1956

Flag of Ireland.svg League of Ireland Shield: 3

  • Shamrock Rovers – 1955/56, 1956/57, 1957/58
  • Leinster Senior Cup: 5
  • Shamrock Rovers – 1953, 1955, 1956, 1957, 1958
  • Dublin City Cup: 5
  • Shamrock Rovers – 1952/53, 1954/55, 1956/57, 1957/58, 1959/60
  • Top Four Cup: 2
  • Shamrock Rovers – 1956, 1958

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Irish Times. www.irishtimes.com (1957-10-21). Retrieved on 2012-08-30.
  2. ^ Tuesday, May 2, 1961 – Page 002. The Irish Times (1961-05-02). Retrieved on 2012-08-30.
  3. ^ Tuesday, September 19, 1961 – Page 003. The Irish Times (1961-09-19). Retrieved on 2012-08-30.