Bill Menzies

Bill Menzies
Total Appearances: 7
Total Goals: 1
Position: RH
Nationality: SCO
Debut: 31-Oct-48, Shield, (H) v. Sligo Rovers


Following a re-organisation of Waterford FC in the autumn of 1948, it was decided to dispense with the services of the club’s professional staff, shortly before a scheduled Shield visit by Dundalk to Kilcohan Park at the end of October.

A 4-3 thriller was decided in Dundalk’s favour, thanks to a last-minute goal from Peadar Walsh, completing his hat-trick. The performance of inside forward cum wing-half Bill Menzies, one of Waterford’s departing players, was one of the highlights of the home performance and before embarking on the return journey to Dundalk, coach Ned Weir had signed Menzies.

A week later he made his Oriel Park debut at right-half against Sligo Rovers, the sixth Scot to lineout with Dundalk this season. Seven League matches later, and at the end of December after scoring against Transport in a 3-3 game at the Carlisle Grounds, Bray, he was transferred to Notts Forest.

He failed to make a first team start at Forest and returned to Scotland at the end of the season, joining Clyde, where he again failed. A move to Forfar was only marginally more successful when he made 4 appearances in the Scottish League B Division in the 1949-50 year and was released at the end of the season.

For the following year he again failed to get a first team call-up, this time at Cowdenbeath. He spent the latter part of the year back in Ireland with Sligo Rovers, helping them to runner-up place in the League and a semi-final spot in the FAI Cup.