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PersonalFullname: Francis J Collins
aka: Frank Collins
Signed: 2 May 1921
Left: 1922 (Jakob's FC)
Debut: Celtic 4-0 Dumbarton, League, 6 Sep 1921
International: Ireland / Free State of Ireland
International Caps: 1 (v Scotland, March 1922) / 1 (v Italy)
BiogGoalkeeper Frank Collins was signed from Dublin side St Jacob’s as cover for the great Charlie Shaw in May 1921. He was spotted a couple of months earlier while playing for Ireland against Scotland in a Junior international at Celtic Park. Frank played well and the Irish won 1-0.
He made his debut in a home league encounter against Dumbarton and kept a clean sheet as the Celts won 4-0 on September 6th.
He made just one more first team appearance before returning to St Jacob’s in 1922. In truth, he was up against tough opposition. Charlie Shaw was a Celtic great and so replacing him was no easy task for anyone.
He was capped for Ireland whilst a Celtic reserve, and played for Ireland v Scotland at Parkhead (4th March 1922).
In April 1927, he was capped by the Irish Free State v Italy in a 2-1 defeat.
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