FAI pays tribute to Ireland stalwart Jimmy Conway
The Dubliner started his career with Stella Maris before playing for Bohemians, Fulham, Manchester City, Portland Timbers and Athlone Town. He won 20 caps for Ireland during his time at Fulham and scored three goals for his country.
FAI Interim Deputy CEO Niall Quinn said: “I am very saddened to hear of Jimmy’s passing and extend our sympathies to his family and friends.
“One of my earliest FA Cup memories is watching the 1975 final when West Ham beat Fulham 2-0 at Wembley and Jimmy was the only non-English player on the field. I can remember being so proud to see an Irishman playing in the FA Cup final, it was an inspirational moment.”
FAI President Gerry McAnaney said: “Jimmy is from a very proud Dublin footballing family. On behalf of everyone connected with Irish football I would like to pass on our condolences to the Conways at this difficult time. May he rest in peace.”