Where are they now? No 34: Terry Conroy

 

Club career: Began his career with Home Farm, moving north to Glentoran in 1965 where he spent two seasons, winning six trophies. In March 1967 Tony Waddington agreed a fee of £15,000 to bring Conroy to Stoke City where he started out on a £30 a week wage, plus £15 per first team appearance. Stayed at the Victoria Ground for 12 years, scoring in the 1972 League Cup final win over Chelsea (2-1). Finished his career with spells in Hong Kong, Crewe and Waterford.

International career: Won 26 caps between 1969 and 1976, making his debut away to Czechoslovakia just 24 hours after playing for Stoke at West Ham. Scored two international goals (against Italy in 1971 and France the following year) and also scored for the Shamrock Rovers' All Ireland XI in the unofficial game against Brazil at Lansdowne Road in July 1973 (Brazil won 4-3). Between 1980 and 1985 Conroy was number two to Irish manager Eoin Hand.

Where is he now? After a brief spell back in Dublin when his playing career ended Conway returned to the Stoke area where he and his wife Susan have now lived for almost 30 years. Ran his own insurance business in Ashton-under-Lyne and later supervised industrial cleaning contract work at exhibitions and shows. Works three days a week with a Social Service's agency placing youngsters with employers and he also works as a match day host at Stoke City, looking after over 100 diners in the Waddington Suite, named after his old boss.