Joe Gilroy

Joseph Gilroy (born 19 October 1941) is a Scottish former football forward.

Joe Gilroy
Personal information
Full name Joseph Gilroy[1]
Date of birth (1940-10-19) 19 October 1940 (age 80)
Place of birth Glasgow, Scotland
Position(s) Forward
Youth career
Balfron
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1958–1960 Queen's Park 4 (0)
1963–1964 Montrose 31 (6)
1964–1967 Clyde 106 (44)
1967–1969 Fulham 24 (8)
1969–1971 Dundee 52 (13)
1971–1974 Highlands Park 62 (24)
Total 279 (95)
Teams managed
Valur
1975–1976 Morton
1976–1979 Queen's Park
Brisbane Lions
Brisbane City
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Joe Gilroy began his career with Queens Park, where at 16 years old he made 8 appearances alongside Sir Alex Ferguson.[2] He studied at The Scottish School of Physical Education with Craig Brown and Andy Roxburgh. During this time he gained his full SFA coaching badge and was a staff coach in 1963. That year he signed for Montrose to play alongside Gordon Wallace.[3]

Gilroy then joined Clyde managed by John Prentice, playing with Jim McLean, Harry Hood and Davie White and 44 goals in 106 games saw him sign for Fulham where he joined Johnny Haynes, George Cohen and Allan Clark.[3] John Prentice signed Gilroy for Dundee to again link up with Gordon Wallace and Jim McLean.[3] After three seasons he joined Highlands Park in South Africa to help win the league and the National Castle Cup.[4] Returning to Scotland he was appointed coach of Falkirk with John Prentice as Manager.[4] Gilroy then managed Valur in Iceland, Morton and Queen's Park before emigrating to Australia.[4] There he managed Brisbane Lions and Brisbane City in the National League then coached the Queensland Team until 1997.[5]