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Davy Walsh

Personal information
Full nameDavid Joseph Walsh
Date of birth28 April 1923(age 94)
Place of birthWaterford, Ireland
Playing positionCentre forward

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David Joseph Walsh (born 28 April 1923 in Waterford, Ireland), commonly referred to as Davy Walsh or Dave Walsh, is a former Irish footballer who played as a centre forward for, among others, Linfield, West Bromwich Albion and Aston Villa. Walsh was a dual international and played for both Ireland teams the FAI XI and the IFA XI. In 1949, he was a member of the FAI XI that defeated England 2 - 0 at Goodison Park, becoming the first team to beat England at home.

Walsh was a player with an eye for goal. Nimble and decisive in front of goal, he had the knack for being in the right place at the right time. After retiring as a player Walsh owned a sports shop / general store in Droitwich and later ran holiday homes in Thurlestone and Kingsbridge in Devon. In June 2003, Walsh and such other notable Waterford footballers as Paddy Coad, Alfie Hale, Peter Thomas, Jim Beglin and John O'Shea, was honoured by the city council and presented with Waterford Crystal vase.

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