Paul’s Story

May 3, 2011

Paul ByrnePaul Byrne has a rich family association with Shelbourne FC. His grandfather William was involved with foundation of club in 1895, his two Uncles – James and John Owens- played for Shels in the 1900s, and his cousin Pat Byrne was appointed player-manager of Shels in 1988. Paul recalls attending matches from the early 1960s to the present day. His favourite Shels players include Billy Newman, Brian Delargy and Tony Sheridan. Paul also explains how he ensured that Jimmy O’Connor’s 1967 hat trick against Bohemians at Dalymount, scored in two minutes 13 seconds, was official ratified as a world record for football’s quickest hat trick.

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