Ken Goodall

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Kenneth George Goodall (23 February 1947 – 17 August 2006) was an Irish international rugby union and British and Irish Lions player and vice principal at Faughan Valley High School, which is now part of Lisneal College. He switched codes in 1970 to play for the Cumbrian rugby league club, Workington Town.

He was educated at Foyle College and then read chemical engineering at Newcastle University. He made his debut on the rugby pitch in a match against Australia on 21 January 1967 and subsequently played for Ireland in 19 successive matches until 14 March 1970.

He was a member of City of Derry R.F.C., played for Newcastle University, club rugby for Winlaton Vulcans RFC in West Gateshead before playing for Workington. Between 1970 and 1974, Goodall played 82 matches for Town, scoring 25 tries.

He was reintroduced to rugby union and was reinstated by the Irish Rugby Football Union when the game became professional.

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