Lives Remembered

Linfield great Walsh starred for Ireland north and south

Prolific goalscorer Davy Walsh played for both Irish international teams in the 1940s
DAVY  Walsh was one of the first Catholics to play for Linfield and one of a select group of footballers to line out for both Ireland teams. Born in Waterford in 1923, he was one of the deadliest goalscorers of the post-war era, hitting 91 goals in 88 appearances at Windsor Park before making his name in the English first division with West Brom and Aston Villa. He could thank the GAA's rule 42 for his wonderful soccer career, having been banned as a teenager from playing Gaelic football after being pictured in a local newspaper playing the 'foreign' game. After sta[...]
Lives Remembered

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