Dougie Devlin

Dougie Devlin
Dougie Devlin
League 416
FAI Cup 4
League Cup 13
Leinster Cup 6
Totals 646
73-74 375
74-75 271
Totals 646
Date Of Birth: March 17 1953
Place Of Birth: Glasgow
Date Of Death: June 2017
Total Appearances: 64
Total Goals: 6
Position: FB/M
Nationality: SCO
Debut: 26-Aug-73, Leinster Cup, (h) Shamrock Rovers, 3-1


Apprenticed at Wolverhampton Wanderers as an 18 year old, fullback cum mid-fielder Dougie Devlin had spent the 1972-73 season with Third Division Walsall (15 Apps, 3 Subs), where his teammates included Jimmy Dainty and Willie Penman.

He was one of the early signings made by John Smith, the ex-Walsall player-manager, for Dundalk’s 1973-74 season. He missed only a handful of games in his first term and was an ever present in the following year until he departed immediately after the FAI Cup defeat against Home Farm in February 1975.

Whether at left-full back or wing half, his energetic all-action style made him popular with supporters. His only club honour came in John Smith’s first season in charge when Bohemians were defeated 1-0 in a replay of the Leinster Senior Cup in March 1974, after finishing all-square in the St Stephen’s Day final.


1 Win: Leinster Cup 1973-74.