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Jimmy Conway won 20 caps for Ireland and scored three goals. Image credit: FAI.

Jimmy Conway won 20 caps for Ireland and scored three goals. Image credit: FAI.

Jimmy Conway won 20 caps for Ireland and scored three goals. Image credit: FAI.

Former Ireland international Jimmy Conway has died at the age of 73.

The Dubliner had a ten-year career at Fulham between 1966 and 1976, having started out at Bohemians. After leaving Fulham, Conway went on to play for Manchester City before finishing his career with the Portland Timbers in America - via a brief stint with Athlone Town.

Conway won 20 international caps for Ireland, making his debut for the Boys in Green in 1966. He scored three goals for his country.

FAI Interim Deputy CEO Niall Quinn paid tribute to Conway in a statement.

"I am very saddened to hear of Jimmy’s passing and extend our sympathies to his family and friends.

"One of my earliest FA Cup memories is watching the 1975 final when West Ham beat Fulham 2-0 at Wembley and Jimmy was the only non-English player on the field. I can remember being so proud to see an Irishman playing in the FA Cup final, it was an inspirational moment."

FAI President Gerry McAnaney added: "Jimmy is from a very proud Dublin footballing family. On behalf of everyone connected with Irish football, I would like to pass on our condolences to the Conways at this difficult time. May he rest in peace."

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