Mick Lawlor (footballer)

Mick Lawlor
Personal information
Full name Michael Lawlor
Place of birth Dublin, Republic of Ireland
Playing position Striker
Youth career
Home Farm
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1965–1974 Shamrock Rovers 120 (41)
1974–1976 Shelbourne 49 (18)
1976–1981 Dundalk 70 (17)
1981–1982 Shelbourne 29 (2)
1982–1983 Bohemians 8 (1)
1983-1984 Limerick United 1 (0)
1984–1986 Home Farm 24 (2)
National team
1970–1973 Republic of Ireland 5 (0)
1972 Republic of Ireland U23 1 (0)
1970 League of Ireland XI 1 (0)
Teams managed
1984–86 Home Farm
1986 Drogheda United

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Mick Lawlor (born 1950 in Dublin) is a former Irish football player who played as a forward.

Son of Kit Lawlor he joined Shamrock Rovers F.C. in 1966 and made a scoring debut on 20 April 1966.[1] He scored his first goal for the Hoops the following season in a Dublin City Cup semi final win over Waterford United.[2]

He twice played in the UEFA Cup Winners' Cup for Rovers against Randers FC and FC Schalke 04. He scored 41 League and 8 FAI Cup goals in the green and white and earned one League of Ireland XI cap.

After all the success at Milltown Mick signed for Shelbourne F.C. in January 1974.

He later signed for Dundalk F.C. in 1976 and was named Player of the Month in March 1977. He had more success scoring against Celtic F.C. at Parkhead in the 1979–80 European Cup.[3] Shortly after he was out of the game for a year with injury and became assistant manager to Jim McLaughlin (footballer). At this stage his younger brother Martin was playing for the club. He resigned from the Oriel Park outfit in May 1981 to seek first team football which he got again at Shelbourne.

Then he signed for Bohemians F.C. in 1982 but announced his retirement in January 1983.[4]

Lawlor was appointed player/manager of Home Farm F.C. in March 1984.[5]

He then was appointed manager of Drogheda United F.C. in 1986 but resigned in November.

He was also Chairman of the PFAI near the end of his caree and managed Clontarf Athletic from 1988.

Lawlor won five full international caps for the Republic of Ireland national football team[6] as well as youth caps.

He was appointed Ireland kit manager in April 2008.[7]

His two brothers Robbie and Martin also played for Rovers, and his uncle Jimmy Lawlor was also a footballer.[8]



  1. Frost, Terry (1988). Bradford City A Complete Record 1903–1988. Breedon Books Sport. p. 112. ISBN 0-907969-38-0.


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