Padraig O'Connor

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Pádraig O'Connor
Personal information
Full name Pádraig O'Connor
Place of birth Athlone, Republic of Ireland
Playing position Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1970—1972 St Patrick's Athletic 24 (3)
1972 Athlone Town 9 (1)
1972—1979 Bohemians 147 (11)
1979—1985 Athlone Town 166 (14)
1985—1986 St Patrick's Athletic 13 (0)
1986—1989 Athlone Town
1989—1990 Bohemians

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.


Padraig O'Connor was an Irish soccer player in the League of Ireland during the 1970s and 1980s.

He played for Bohemians from 1973 to 1978 winning 2 league titles and making 147 league appearances (8 as sub), scoring 11 goals.[1] He also made 14 appearances in European competition for the club scoring 1 goal in the European Cup. He is the brother of Bohemian legend Turlough O'Connor and Michael O'Connor.

O'Connor won the PFAI Players' Player of the Year award in the 1980–81 season, the first time it was awarded.[2] He had a spell as player/manager of Bohemians for the 1989–90 League of Ireland Premier Division season after the departure of Billy Young. He also managed Athlone Town previous to his spell in charge at Bohs.

O'Connor shared a testimonial with Tom Conway in May 1985.[3]

In 2009, he was a Gaelic football coach, co-managing the Na Fianna under 15 team.

Honours[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bohemian FC match programme, Vol. 42, no. 8
  2. ^ "Ireland - Player of the Year and Other Awards". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Retrieved 24 February 2016. 
  3. ^ http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/archive/1985/0513/Pg004.html#Ar00409:0CBA8F0FAAA5182A3F1A5A4D