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Joe Gilroy

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Full nameJoseph Gilroy
Date of birth19 October 1941(age 75)
Place of birthGlasgow, Scotland
Playing positionStriker

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Joe Gilroy (born 19 October 1941 in Glasgow), is a Scottish former football striker.

Joe Gilroy began his career with Queens Park, where at 16 years old he made a handful of appearances alongside Sir Alex Ferguson. Studying at The Scottish School of Physical Education with Craig Brown and Andy Roxburgh, he played for The Scottish Amateur Team against Ireland. During this time he gained his full Scottish Football Association coaching badge and was a staff coach in 1963. That year he signed for Montrose to play alongside Gordon Wallace.

Gilroy then joined Clyde managed by John Prentice, playing with Jim McLean, Harry Hood and Davie White, and 44 goals in 106 games saw him sign for Fulham where he joined Johnny Haynes, George Cohen and Allan Clark. John Prentice signed Gilroy for Dundee to again link up with Gordon Wallace and Jim McLean. After three seasons he joined Highlands Park in South Africa to help win the league and the National Castle Cup. Returning to Scotland he was appointed coach of Falkirk with John Prentice as Manager. Gilroy then managed Valur in Iceland, Morton and Queen's Park before emigrating to Australia. There he managed Brisbane Lions and Brisbane City in the National League then coached the Queensland Team until 1997.

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