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Paddy Flannery

Paddy was born in Glasgow, Scotland, on 23rd July 1976. At 1.80m (5' 11") and 69kg (10st 12lb), he is a talented striker and has played in both the junior and senior Scottish soccer leagues.

Paddy has played with a dozen teams during his career. He started with Eadie Star Under-18s for a season (1993-1994), then spent the next four seasons with Greenock Morton FC (1994-1998). During this period he was briefly loaned out to Beith Juniors FC, and also to Ards (in Newtownards, County Antrim, Northern Ireland) where he scored 8 goals from 20 appearances. He spent seven fruitful seasons with Dumbarton FC (1997-2004) where he scored 77 goals from 175 appearances. This tally memorably includes the first goal to be scored at the new 2.5M Strathclyde Homes Stadium on 2nd December 2000 (when Dumbarton FC beat Elgin City FC 3-0). He moved to Stenhousemuir FC for a season (2003-2004), then Linlithgow Rose FC (2004-2006), then settled at Bellshill Athletic (2005-2008). After trials with Cumnock FC and a brief stint with Ardeer Thistle FC, he moved to Arthulie FC (2007-2008) and then Bonnyrigg Rose FC (2008-2010). He is currently turning out for Kilsyth Rangers FC and is a regular goal scorer. Between October 2010 and March 2011, Paddy scored in 8 successive matches to set a new club goalscoring record.

Paddy made an appearance as a Dumbarton Footballer in the sporting film "A Shot at Glory" (2000) starring Robert Duvall and Michael Keaton.

[his portrait is illustrated above; courtesy of Dumbarton FC, Arthulie FC and Kilsyth Rangers FC]