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PersonalFullname: James McIlroy
aka: Jimmy McIlroy
Born: 19 July 1930
Signed: 19 July 1950
Left: 1 Mar 1956 (to Third Lanark)
Debut: Hibernian 1-1 Celtic, League, 6 Dec 1952 (scored a debut goal)
Internationals: ? [which international team played for]
International Caps: ?
International Goals: ?
BiogCentre-half James McIlroy signed for Celtic in July 1950 from Duntocher Hibernian.
His competitive debut came on December 6th 1952 in a 1-1 league draw at Hibs where the defender had an outstanding match and thundered home a sensational debut goal.
"Big Jim brought Joy to Celtic" it was said after his debut.
While his early performances showed great potential his form eventually dipped and McIlroy found himself as understudy to skipper Jock Stein.
He suffered form a disastrous triple fracture of the leg and was out of action in plaster until almost close season 1954. After recovering from the leg break he moved on to Third Lanark in March 1956 after 12 Celtic appearances and 3 goals. However, his career didn't last much longer and he was freed in same year by Third Lanark.
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