Friday 18 August 2017

Former Sunderland striker Ambrose Fogarty dies

Former Sunderland forward Ambrose Fogarty has died
Former Sunderland forward Ambrose Fogarty has died

Former Republic of Ireland international Ambrose Fogarty has died at the age of 82, Hartlepool have announced.

Dublin-born Fogarty, who began his career with Home Farm and also played for Glentoran, joined Sunderland in October 1957 and scored 44 goals in 144 appearances for the club.

He joined neighbours Hartlepool for a then club record fee of £10,000 in November 1963 and it was during his spell at the Victoria Ground that he collected the last of his 11 senior international caps.

Fogarty, a close friend of former Sunderland team-mate and Hartlepool manager Brian Clough, returned to Ireland in 1967 to become player-manager at Cork Hibernians and later Cork Celtic, and went on to manage Drumcondra and Galway United before a near-20-year reign at Athlone Town before retiring back to Wearside.

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