Saturday, 31 October 2009

Jimmy McEvoy

Born: Dundalk
Position: Right-Back

Representative Honours: Irish League: 1 Cap (1954).
Club Honours: (with Distillery) Irish Cup Winner 1955/56 (did not play in deciding match); Gold Cup Runner-Up 1953/54; Ulster Cup Winner 1957/58; Co. Antrim Shield Winner 1953/54, Runner-Up 1952/53, 1956/57.

Club Career:
Teams.................. --Seasons-- Signed Domestic
Wolverhampton Wanderers
Distillery ............ 51/52-57/58 Oct-51 .186/ 9

"Slasher" McEvoy had spells at Wolves and home-town club Dundalk before joining Distillery in 1951. As the nickname might suggest he was a "fearless tackler" but also a "surefooted defender".

During his time with Distillery, McEvoy also played several goals at centre-forward, including a game in which he score a hattrick against Derry City in April 1954. He also led the attack in the 1956 Irish Cup final, scoring in a 2-2 draw with Glentoran. He was injured in the replay 1-1 draw and so missed the second replay in which his teammates claimed a 1-0 win.

McEvoy played his final match for Distillery in February 1958 and at the end of that season he was honoured with a benefit match.

Irish League Representative Appearances:
20-10-1954 Football League A L 2-4

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