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Peter Desmond

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Full namePeter Desmond
Date of birthNovember 23, 1926
Place of birthCork, Ireland
Date of deathJuly 1990
Playing positionForward

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Peter Desmond (born Cork, Ireland, November 23, 1926 ; died July 1990) was an Irish footballer. Desmond played for several clubs in the League of Ireland and the English League. As an international, Desmond also played for Ireland.

Desmond made all four appearances for Ireland while playing for Middlesbrough. He made his international debut in a 3-0 win against Finland on September 8, 1949 at Dalymount Park in a World Cup qualifier. Then on September 21, 1949, together with Con Martin, Johnny Carey and Peter Farrell, he was a member of the Ireland team that defeated England 2 - 0 at Goodison Park, becoming the first non-UK team to beat England at home. Together with Tommy Moroney, he was one of two Corkmen in the team. Ireland took the lead in the 33rd minute when Desmond, after collecting a pass from Tommy O'Connor, burst into the England penalty area and was brought down. Con Martin then converted the subsequent penalty kick. Desmond made just two more international appearances for Ireland. They came on October 9, 1949 in a 1-1 draw with Finland and on November 13, 1949 in 3-1 defeat to Sweden. Both these games were World Cup qualifiers.

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