Newry schoolboy Paddy Lundy made six appearances, scoring four goals, with the Northern Ireland Schoolboys International team in 1980 but the star of the team was Norman Whiteside—he scored eight times.
In the Carnbane Leagues he lined out with Hereford United and in 1982 he added two youth’s caps to his collection, playing in both home and away legs of the European Youths Championship against the Republic of Ireland.
Brian Clough brought him to Notts Forrest for a number of seasons, where he made 15 Reseve team appearances, but a serious injury finished his cross channel career.
He turned out for Dundalk under John Dempsey in 1983-84, and was a near ever-present from his debut at the beginning of the League Cup programme. He made just one start in the following term—in the season opening Leinster Cup—leaving by the end of October.
Returning to Newry Town from the USA in September 1989 he was on most team sheets for a two year period, retiring in November 1991 after making a total of 89 appearances and scoring 15 goals. During this period he collected two runner-up honours: League Cup 1989-90 and County Antrim Shield in 1990-91, losing out on both occasions to Glenavon.
Newry match stats 1989-90 to 1991-92: All Games 89 apps, 15 goals; League Games 50 apps, 7 goals.