Shelbourne, Everton and Ireland great Valentine ‘Val’ Harris, the first captain to receive the ‘Herald Hospitals Cup’ in 1906. Harris was one the finest International footballers of his generation, he gained 20 international caps between 1906 and 1914, a time when Ireland only played three internationals per season. He was a member of the first Ireland team to defeat England (2:1) at Windsor Park in February 1913. Harris was an uncompromising but versatile player, playing in five different positions for Ireland.

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