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Conroy, Mike (1953-60)
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Note: There has been more than one player to have played for Celtic with the same name, so please check the other namesakes if need be.Fullname: Michael Conroy
aka: Mike Conroy
Born: 5 Aug 1932
Birthplace: Port Glasgow
Signed: 10 Jan 1953 (trial); 19 Jan 1953 (full) (from St Anthony's)
Left: 30 Apr 1960 (free); 1960 (retired)
Debut: Celtic 3-2 St Mirren, League, 11 April 1953
BiogLeft-half Michael Conroy signed for the Bhoys in January 1953 from junior outfit St Anthony’s.
The Port Glasgow born player would make his debut in a 3-2 league victory at St Mirren on April 11th that year but injuries and two years national service would mean that he never made the first team breakthrough many expected.
An unquestionably talented player Michael’s injuries included a seriously damaged ankle and a eye wound which at one time threatened his sight.
He retired from the game in 1960 after just eight competitive first team appearances. He was advised to end playing football on medical grounds.
However, it wasn't the end of his Celtic days and he was a chief scout in the Port Glasgow area for the club till July 1975. His son, Mike Conroy (junior) would go on to play for Celtic 89 times thropugh 1977-82.
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