Pat Morley (footballer)
|Full name||Patrick Morley|
|Date of birth||18 May 1965|
|Place of birth||Cork, Ireland|
|1989||Sunshine George Cross||8||(3)|
|1994–1997||League of Ireland XI||3||(3)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only
Pat "Skippy" Morley (born 18 May 1965 in Cork) is a former footballer for Cork City, Shelbourne, Limerick and Waterford United. He also works for Irish broadcaster Raidió Teilifís Éireann as a commentator and analyst on Monday Night Soccer.
A former Celtic trialist Morley made his League of Ireland debut for Waterford United away to Finn Harps on 25 November 1984 scoring a hat trick in a 4-1 win. He scored in the final of the 1985 FAI League Cup for the Blues.
He scored 4 goals in European competition: 1993–94 European Cup clash with Cwmbran Town A.F.C., an infamous 1998–99 UEFA Cup game for Shelbourne against Rangers F.C., a 1999–2000 UEFA Cup winner against IFK Goteborg and an away goal against FK Liepājas Metalurgs in a 2001 UEFA Intertoto Cup tie after missing an injury time penalty in the first leg.
Morley represented the Republic of Ireland national football team at youth level.
His father Jackie played for Waterford United where he won 4 League of Ireland titles in the 1970s.
In January 2009 Morley opened a menswear showroom in his native Cork.
Notes and references
- "Ireland - List of Topscorers". www.rsssf.com. Retrieved 6 July 2016.
- Graham, Alex. Football in the Republic of Ireland a Statistical Record 1921–2005. Soccer Books Limited. ISBN 1-86223-135-4.
- CorkCityFC.ie www.corkcityfc.ie