Tony Byrne: Former Southampton, Hereford United and Ireland full-back dies at 70

Tony Byrne
Tony Byrne was originally a winger but converted to left-back for the bulk of his career

Former Southampton, Hereford United and Republic of Ireland defender Tony Byrne has died at the age of 70.

Byrne began his career at Millwall before joining Saints in August 1964.

He scored three goals in 93 appearances over 10 years at The Dell and helped the club gain promotion to the old First Division in 1966.

Byrne won 14 caps for the Republic during his time with Saints before moving to Hereford in 1974, winning the Third Division title two years later.

He finished his career at Newport County before returning to Herefordshire during his retirement.

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