Billy Young


Billy Young

Billy Young is an Irish soccer player who was born in Dublin. He represented Bohemian F.C. with distinction for nearly 30 years as player, coach and manager and was inducted into their Hall of Fame in November 2007. [http://www.bohemians.ie/index.php/events/murphy-clubpoty.htm]

Playing career

Young played for Bohemians from 1963 to 1969, captaining the club for the 1965/66 season. He was a tough defender who won an international cap for Ireland against Great Britain in August 1967.

Managerial career

Young broke into management at Athlone Town before going on to manage Shamrock Rovers during the 1971/72 season.

He returned home to Dalymount when he was appointed manager of the club in July 1973 as successor to Seán Thomas. He held this position for 16 years until he was sacked on November 9 1989. During this time, he won 2 League of Ireland titles, an FAI Cup, 2 FAI League Cups and rarely finished outside the top 4.

Honours as manager

*League of Ireland: 2
** Bohemians - 1974/75, 1977/78

*FAI Cup: 1
** Bohemians - 1976

*FAI League Cup: 2
** Bohemians - 1975, 1979

*PFAI Merit Award
** 1999


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