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Peter Cox

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Blackrock FC was the pioneer club of Peter Cox, another name synomonous with soccer in the districts of Blackrock Online of Times Past. He started out at schoolboy’s level, winning under 13 and 14 Schoolboys League and Cup honours.

As a player of note, Peter won two international Schoolboy’s Caps in 1963 and 1964 and captained the Republic of Ireland V England at the former Flower Lodge stadium in 1964. This was a great occasion for Peter as Ireland held England to a 2 – 2 draw, with both Irish goals scored by Tommy Garry of Glasheen.

This international match was refereed by famous Cork soccer referee, Sammy Spillane.

The lure of Cork’s most successful soccer club, Glasheen, brought Peter Cox to the south west side of Cork city and again international honours were bestowed as Peter gained a Youths international cap in 1966. Further glory followed as Glasheen and Peter (as captain), won the F.A.I. Minor Cup in 1966 when Shelbourne were defeated 3 – 1 at Flower Lodge.

It is also noted that Peter’s brother, John Cox, won a Schoolboy’s Cap V Wales in 1953 whilst playing with Ringmahon Rangers.

Elevating Peter Cox to our Blackrock Online “ People of Distinction” soccer category required little

consideration and Peter now joins an illustrious collection of outstanding Blackrock and Districts football icons identified as worthy recipients.

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