Monday 26 August 2019

Liam Brady's brother Ray passes away aged 79

Ray Brady: Tributes paid
Ray Brady: Tributes paid Sportsdesk

Ray Brady, a brother of Ireland legend Liam, has died.

Dubliner Brady, 79, won six Ireland caps between 1963 and 1964 and played for a number of clubs - including Millwall and QPR and with Transport FC and St Patrick's Athletic in the League of Ireland.

Ray played in a famous Ireland victory over Austria in a European Nations Cup game at Dalymount Park in October 1963, which Ireland won 3-2. He made his Ireland debut against the Austrians in Vienna the previous month.

Uniquely, John Giles played alongside Ray in that 0-0 draw and then played alongside Liam as he made his Ireland debut against the USSR 11 years later.

"I am saddened to learn of Ray Brady's sad passing," said FAI chief executive John Delaney. "He was from a great footballing family and our thoughts are with his brothers Liam and Pat and all of Ray's family at this sad time.

"Ray served his clubs and country with distinction as a player. We will pay tribute to him at next year's World Cup qualifier against Wales."

Irish Independent

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