Harry Cannon

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Harry Cannon was an Irish football player during the 1920s and 1930s.


Cannon was a goalkeeper during this era in the League of Ireland and spent most of his career with Bohemians. He captained the All-Conquering Bohemians team of 1927/28 who won every trophy on offer that season - League of Ireland, FAI Cup, League of Ireland Shield and Leinster Senior Cup.[1] Harry spent the best part of a decade with Bohs picking up numerous medals along the way. After retirement, Harry had a spell on the Bohemian F.C. Management Committee.


He won full international caps for Irish Free State against Italy in March 1926. This side also included Bohemian colleague Jack McCarthy.[1] He was also part of the side that recorded defeated Belgium in February 1928. [2]


An accomplished cricketer, Cannon captained Civil Service CC for a time. Harry also kept goal for Railway Union hockey team.[2] He also led out the Irish Olympic Team in Los Angeles in 1932.



  1. ^ Bohemian FC match programme, Vol. 53, no. 17
  2. ^ Irish Times, 30 March 1966

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