Peter Halpin

Peter Halpin
Peter Halpin
League 103
FAI Cup 31
Shield 108
City Cup 40
Leinster Cup 31
Totals 3013
Total Appearances: 30
Total Goals: 13
Position: W/CF
Nationality: IRE
Debut: 30-Aug-36, Shield, (A) v. Dolphin


Peter Halpin lined out at outside left on the first Oriel Park match (a Shield game against Cork), scoring once in the 2-1 win. The immediate departure of three of the opening day forwards saw Peter moved to centre forward and three weeks later he scored Oriel Park’s first hat trick, in a 7-2 victory over Bray Unknowns.

A clever player, his lack of inches was no impediment in the early season games and he found the net in five successive Shield games, finishing with a Shield tally of 8. But during the League the goals dried up. His season tally of 13 goals was just one goal behind that of leading scorer Joey Donnelly.


2 Runners Up: League and City Cup 1936-37.