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Willie Hayes

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Full nameWilliam John Hayes
Place of birthLimerick, Ireland
Playing positionGoalkeeper

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William John Hayes, also referred to as Willie Hayes or Billy Hayes, (born 30 March 1928 in Limerick) is a former Irish footballer who played as a goalkeeper for Limerick, Torquay United and Wrexham.

As an international, Hayes also played for Ireland. Hayes was 21 when he made his one and only appearance for Ireland on April 24, 1949 in a 2-0 defeat to Belgium at Dalymount Park. His team mates on the day included Johnny Carey, Con Martin, Billy Walsh, Jackie O'Driscoll and Paddy Coad. Although a goalkeeper he was only 5 ft 9 inches tall. Another William Hayes also played for Ireland during the 1940s.

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