Tommy Carroll (footballer)

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Tommy Carroll
Personal information
Full nameThomas Roger Carroll
Date of birth(1942-08-18)18 August 1942
Place of birth Dublin, Ireland
Date of death 16 August 2020(2020-08-16) (aged 77)
Position(s) Defender
Senior career*
1957–1964 Shelbourne ? (4)
1964–1966 Cambridge City ? (?)
1966–1971 Ipswich Town 117 (2)
1971–1973 Birmingham City 38 (0)
1975–1976 Shelbourne 0 (0)
1976–1977 Athlone Town 1 (0)
National team
1966 Republic of Ireland U23 1 (0)
1968–1973 Republic of Ireland [1] 17 (1)
Teams managed
1975–1976 Shelbourne
1976–1977 Athlone Town
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Thomas Roger Carroll (18 August 1942 – 16 August 2020) [2] was an Irish international footballer.

Carroll was born in Dublin, and was 15 when he made his debut for Shelbourne, alongside his elder brother Eddie. During seven years at Tolka Park he won the League of Ireland Championship and the FAI Cup.

He moved to Cambridge City in August 1964 and played in the first ever Republic of Ireland U23 game in 1966. He then moved to Ipswich Town in July 1966 and played for the club at right full back for six seasons, including winning the 2nd Division title under the management of Bill McGarry before falling out with Bobby Robson. He was replaced by Geoff Hammond and soon after moved on to Birmingham City in November 1971.

He represented his country 17 times scoring once. He also won three amateur caps.

He managed Shels for most of the 1975/76 season following the departure of the long-serving Gerry Doyle. In December 1976 he was appointed player/manager of Athlone Town in succession to Trevor Hockey. [3]

Carroll's death at the age of 77 was reported on 16 August 2020. [4]


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