Jimmy O'Connor

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For the author, see Jimmy O'Connor (author).
For other people with the same name, see James O'Connor (disambiguation).
The commemorative plaque in Tolka Park, detailing the quickest hattrick ever, as scored by Jimmy O'Connor on 19 November 1967.

Jimmy O'Connor is a former Irish footballer notable for being the fastest hat-trick scorer in top level domestic league history. He scored three goals for Shelbourne in 2 minutes and 13 seconds, versus Bohemians at Dalymount Park on 19 November 1967.[1]

O'Connor made 109 league appearances, scoring 26 goals, with Shels from 1965/66 to 1971/72.

His son Barry O'Connor also played in the League of Ireland scoring 107 goals in his career. Scored 3 Penalties In the sbyl 2015/16 picking up the player of the year trophy.


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