|March 2013 Meeting Guests|
We are pleased to confirm that we will be joined at our next meeting on Friday 8 March 2013 by two special guests, Dave Langan and Paul McGee. They made their senior Ireland international debuts in the same match, a four two victory over Turkey at Lansdowne Road in April 1978.
Released by the club, Dave joined Oxford United in 1984 and played a total of 136 games for them over the next four seasons. He played an integral part in their winning of the old Second Division Championship in 1984-85 and was a member of the side which won the League Cup in 1986. Dave subsequently spent time on loan at Leicester City and AFC Bournemouth, where his goals rate was quite phenomenal for a full back. He joined 'the Cherries' on a permanent basis in 1988 and maintained his positive goalscoring ratio. Dave then switched to Peterborough United, for whom he played nineteen times before injury forced his early retirement.
Dave made his Ireland debut in a four two victory over Turkey at Lansdowne Road in April 1978 and retained his place in Ireland squads until that fateful injury in the match with France. He remained in the international wilderness for the next four years before being recalled, to make a significant contribution to the EURO 1988 qualification campaign. Many were stunned when Dave was not included in the squad for the Championship finals in Germany.
was just sixteen years of age when he made his League of Ireland debut
for his hometown club Sligo Rovers in November 1970. At eigthteen, the
young McGee tried his luck across the water, initially at Kidderminster
Harriers followed by short spells with Hereford United and Torquay United
before returning to Ireland where he joined Finn Harps, with whom he
won the FAI Cup in 1974.
Paul left London for Lancashire, where he joined Preston North End in 1979 and two years later he made the short hop across to Burnley where he played for two seasons before returning to Ireland and a brief spell with Dundalk. There then followed a whole catalogue of adventures with an array of different clubs including his hometown club Sligo Rovers, to whom he returned again on four separate occasions. Paul completed a twenty five year playing career in his fortieth year at Finn Harps.
period off our radar, Paul was appointed manager of Limerick in January
2007 and the following year he became Assistant Manager at Cork City,
but that was short lived as the club imploded and went into examinership.
Paul was appointed to a managerial role with Salthill Devon in May 2011
and is still in situ with the club.