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Pat Morley (footballer)

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Date of birth18 May 1965
Place of birthCork, Republic of Ireland
Playing positionStriker

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Pat "Skippy" Morley (born 18 May 1965 in Cork) is a former footballer for Cork City F.C., Shelbourne, Limerick F.C. and Waterford United F.C.. Pat also works for Irish broadcaster Raidió Teilifís Éireann as a commentator and analyst on League of Ireland soccer.

He made his League of Ireland debut for Waterford United away to Finn Harps on the 25th of November 1984 scoring a hat trick in a 4-1 win.

Scored a hat-trick on his Limerick debut in a Munster Senior Cup (association football) clash.

Scored 4 goals in European competition: 1993 in a European Cup clash with Cwmbran Town A.F.C., an infamous 1998 UEFA Cup game for Shelbourne against Rangers F.C., a 1999 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.

He is the second highest goalscorer in the history of the League and was top scorer in the 1992/93 and 1999/2000 seasons.

He is also Cork City's joint record goalscorer of all time.

Represented his country at youth level.

His father Jackie played for Waterford United where he won 4 League of Ireland titles in the 1970s.

In March 1990 he was convicted of stealing golf clubs at Lismore, Co. Waterford Golf Club.

In January 2009 Morley opened a menswear showroom in his native Cork.


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