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PersonalFullname: Patrick Corcoran
aka: Paddy Corcoran, Pat Corcoran, Patsy Corcoran
Born: 16 June 1893
Signed: 26 Oct 1918 (loan)
Debut: Celtic 5-0 Dumbarton, League, 26 Oct 1918
BiogPat Corcoran made three appearances for the Hoops after signing on loan at Parkhead in October 1918 from Albion Rovers.
Prior to Celtic, he had was the infamous man who gave Charlie Shaw a scar after Paddy opened Charlies' head with a kick in the Scottish Cup in 1914
The Albion Rovers outside-right was loaned by Celtic to help ease the burden on a squad hit by illness and injury. Spanish flu was rampant at the end of World War One, and this consequently also had a bad effect on the availability of players for football games (the least of the problems in wartime!).
His debut was a 5-0 league thrashing of Dumbarton at Boghead on October 26th, a match which was delayed by 30mins as the two sides tried to patch together their sides, with Celtic loaning Paddy and Dumbarton being lent Tom McGregor by Celtic.
In total only managed to play in three matches in total. His last two games were a 1-0 victory over Partick Thistle and a 3-1 loss to Motherwell.
Into his place stepped the great Joe Dodds who went on to play around 400 games for Celtic.
He went to have a long set of spells at a number of clubs, including Hamilton Accies, Bathgate, Plymoth Argyle, Luton Town, and East Stirlingshire.
At Plymouth, he was popular enough to at one point be "spoken of as the best outside forward ever seen at Home Park", and earned himself selection for the Anglo-Scots v Home Scots in an International Trial on 20th March 1924.
He missed a season at Plymouth due to a groin injury, and his move to Luton was refused by the English League on grounds of compensation already received for "total disablement". It was after this he returned back up north to return to Bathgate and wrap up his career with East Stirlinglishire.
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