John Toal

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John Toal
Personal information
Full name John Toal
Date of birth (1967-11-05) 5 November 1967 (age 49)
Place of birth Dublin, Ireland
Playing position Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1986–1988 Shamrock Rovers 23 (2)
1988–1992 Drogheda United ? (?)
1992–1997 Shamrock Rovers 126 (20)
1997–1999 Portadown F.C. 22 (0)
2000–2001 Home Farm F.C. 8 (1)
2001–2002 Dundalk F.C. 1 (0)
National team
1994 1995 League of Ireland XI 2 (0)
Teams managed
2002–2003 Dublin City F.C.
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

John Toal (born 5 November 1967 in Dublin, Ireland) is a retired Irish footballer.

He made his competitive debut for Shamrock Rovers in the FAI League Cup on 14 September 1986. He made his League of Ireland debut for Shamrock Rovers at Home Farm on 14 April 1987.

Toal played for Shamrock Rovers in the last ever game at Glenmalure Park in a game that decided the League of Ireland B Division title on 19 May 1987.

He played in the 1987–88 FAI League Cup Final loss to Cork City.[1]

He signed for Drogheda United in time to make his debut on the opening day of the 1988–89 League of Ireland First Division season.[2]

In June 1992 he re-joined Rovers[3] under manager Ray Treacy and scored once in 17 league appearances in his first season. In his second season that he really came to the fore in the centre of midfield as he scored 10 goals in 31 league appearances as Rovers stormed to their 15th League title.

Toal was named in the best league XI for the 1993–94 League of Ireland Premier Division [4] and 1994–95 League of Ireland Premier Division seasons.[5] That season he was also in the PFAI Inaugural Premier Division XI.

He played twice in the 1994–95 UEFA Cup for the Hoops.

Toal managed doomed Dublin City F.C. for the 2002–03 season.[6]

Honours[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Thursday, October 22, 1987 - Page 019". The Irish Times. 22 October 1987. Retrieved 25 December 2012. 
  2. ^ "Monday, September 5, 1988 - Page 002". The Irish Times. 5 September 1988. Retrieved 25 December 2012. 
  3. ^ "Wednesday, June 3, 1992 - Page 018". The Irish Times. 3 June 1992. Retrieved 25 December 2012. 
  4. ^ "Friday, April 22, 1994 - Page 015". The Irish Times. 22 April 1994. Retrieved 25 December 2012. 
  5. ^ "Friday, April 21, 1995 - Page 019". The Irish Times. 21 April 1995. Retrieved 25 December 2012. 
  6. ^ RTÉ Publishing. "Toal steps down as Dublin City boss - RTÉ News". M.rte.ie. Retrieved 25 December 2012.