Paddy Ambrose and Tommy Eglington
Paddy Ambrose was associated with Shamrock Rovers from
1948 to 1973, First as a player and then as coach. That long
association began after the late Jimmy Dunne signed from junior side
Clontarf. Dunne wasted no time in putting his new young inside
forward into action, including him in the team which played Transport on
the 28th August 1949 in the City Cup competition.
he played for Ireland against Poland in May 1964 Paddy received an ankle
injury which he spent the following summer months nursing. He was
fit to return to the Rovers team for the start of the 1964/65 season but
disaster was soon to strike. The ankle injury reoccurred after a
clash with the goalkeeper in the away European Cup tie against Rapid
Vienna. After that Paddy was forced to take a back seat but
continued at Milltown as a coach helping to train the reserve and youth
Soccer International outside left. Born 15th Jan 1923. After a time with Munster Victoria and Distillery (winning an FAI Jnr. Cup Medal in 1942) and a successful period at Shamrock Rovers, winning FAI Cup Medals in '44 and '45 he joined Everton in July '46. During his eleven sparkling years at Goddison Park he played in 394 League matches, scoring 76 league goals (once scoring 5 goals against Doncaster in 1952) and helping them to promotion from Division 2 in 1953/54. He then spent 3 seasons at Tramere Rovers scoring 36 goals. The Donnycarney man played at international level 6 times for Northern Ireland 1947-'49 was capped 24 times for Ireland (Eire) between 1946-'52.