Davy Walsh, Irish footballer, Died at 92


David Joseph Walsh was born on April 28, 1923, and died in March 2016.

He commonly referred to as Davy Walsh or Dave Walsh.

He was an Irish footballer.

Davy played as a centre forward for, among others, Linfield, West Bromwich Albion and Aston Villa.

Walsh was a dual international and played for both Ireland teams, the FAI XI and the IFA XI.

During 1949, Davy Walsh was a member of the FAI XI that defeated England 2–0 at Goodison Park, becoming the first team to beat England at home.

He was a player with an eye for goal.

And, Nimble and decisive in front of goal, he had the knack for being in the right place at the right time.

Following his retiring as a player, he owned a sports shop/general store in Droitwich and later ran holiday homes in Thurlestone and Kingsbridge in Devon.

During June 2003, Walsh and such other distinguished Waterford footballers as Paddy Coad, Alfie Hale, Peter Thomas, Jim Beglin and John O’Shea, was honoured by the city council and presented with Waterford Crystal vase.

Davy Walsh passed away at 92 yrs old.