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Ben Hannigan

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Date of birthSeptember 3, 1943(age 73)
Place of birthDublin, Republic of Ireland

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Ben Hannigan (born 3 September 1943 in Dublin) is a former Irish footballer. He spent most of his career playing for Shelbourne in the League of Ireland.

Hannigan had three different spells with Shels as a player from 1961 66, 1972 74, and finally in the 1980/81 season.

His first spell was the most successful as Shels won the league championship in 1962 after defeating Cork Celtic in a play-off and then defeating Cork Hibernians in the following year's FAI Cup final.

In December 1965 he signed for Wrexham but was soon back home with Dundalk where he won the League in 1967. He scored over 50 goals for the Oriel Park side.

Hannigan then signed for Shamrock Rovers in April 1969 and made his debut on the 6th of April. He won the FAI Cup in his first season and represented Rovers twice in European competition against Schalke 04. In Finn Harps first ever game in the League of Ireland Ben scored 4 times in a 10-2 win on 17 August 1969.

He then spent fifteen months at Fortuna Koln before coming home to sign for Sligo in February 1971. He scored on his debut on February 28 . In his time at the Showgrounds he played a total of 6 games scoring once.

Earned 4 Inter-League caps.

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