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Who is Paddy Turner?
Paddy was a forward who played for Shamrock Rovers, Shelbourne, Morton, Celtic, Glentoran, Dundalk and Bohemians. On the international front he won two full caps for the Republic of Ireland national football team, his first cap coming in a 1-0 home win for Ireland over Scotland on 9 June 1963.
Paddy Turner signed for Celtic from Morton in May 1963. The former Shelbourne and Shamrock Rovers inside right was a cultured player and seemed to have settled well in Scotland producing some fine displays for the Cappielow club. However his debut in the Hoops was one to forget as the Bhoys lost 3-0 to Rangers at Parkhead in a League Cup tie on August 8. Unfortunately for Turner his arrival at Parkhead coincided with the emergence of Bobby Murdoch and despite being more than a fair player himself Paddy was always going to be second choice behind the wonderful talent of Murdoch. Consequently after little more than one year and 14 games Paddy headed back across the Irish Sea to play for Glentoran.
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on July 23, 2013
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