VIDEO: TONY FLYNN TELLS THE TALE OF DAVID BYRNE - MANCHESTER UNITED FOOTBALLER
Karl and I made the trip to Weaste Cemetery today observing social distancing rules obviously to continue our filming and trace the grave of "forgotten" Manchester United player, David Byrne.
David was born in Dublin in April 1905 and played for several teams in Ireland where he won three senior caps for the Irish Free State, making a scoring debut as a Shelbourne player on 20 April 1929 in a 4-0 friendly win against Belgium at Dalymount Park.
He joined Manchester United in 1933 with fellow Irish player, Billy Behan, the pair were the club's first Irish players for more than a decade.
David scored on his debut on 21st October , 1933 against Bury at Gigg lane, sadly United got beat 2-1, and despite scoring he only made three more appearances for the club.
His last match at Old Trafford was against Plymouth Argyle in December 1933 , again United were beaten this time, 3-0.
His last goals for United were two he bagged against Grimbsy Town in a shocking 7-3 defeat in 1934.
David left to join Coleraine in February 1934 and finished his career playing for Shelbounre in 1939.
Why he came to Salford I never found out but I do know he lived in Smyrna Street Weaste, until his death in May 1990 aged 84.
He is buried in plot J/941 at Weaste Cemetery. so if you plan to visit Eddie Colmans grave, then why not visit David's plot, he did pull on the famous Red shirt and score for us!
Edited by KARL