Kit Lawlor

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Kit Lawlor
Personal information
Full name John Lawlor
Date of birth (1922-12-03)3 December 1922
Place of birth Dublin, Ireland
Date of death 8 June 2004(2004-06-08) (aged 81)
Playing position Forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1945–1946 Shamrock Rovers ? (0)
1946–1950 Drumcondra 61 (31)
1950–1954 Doncaster Rovers 128 (46)
1954–1955 Ballymena United ? (?)
1955–1959 Drumcondra 47 (20)
1959–1960 Dundalk 19 (5)
1960–1961 Worcester City 3 (0)
National team
1949–1951 Republic of Ireland[1] 3 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

John Christopher "Kit" Lawlor (born 3 December 1922 in Dublin – died 8 June 2004) was an Irish professional football player.[2]

His League of Ireland playing career began with Shamrock Rovers. After spending just one season at Glenmalure Park, Lawlor moved to Drumcondra and in only his second campaign with the club, he helped them to the league championship. He was then signed by Peter Doherty for Doncaster Rovers in June 1950, playing five full seasons for them in the old Second Division, scoring 46 goals in 128 appearances.

After almost five years in England he returned home to sign for Ballymena United in December 1954.[3] Dublin to resume his career with Drumcondra. In 1957, Lawlor was part of the Drumcondra side that caused a major shock by defeating Shamrock Rovers in the Cup final and the following year, the club won the league title. He finished his career with Dundalk moving there in 1959 at the age of 37.

He won three full Irish caps. His son Mick Lawlor also played for his country in the 1970s and is now kit manager for Ireland. Both Mick and another son Robbie also played for Rovers.



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