Striker O’Riley was born in the suburbs of Liverpool but joined City as a 16 year old apprentice in 1966 and made his debut in 1968, shortly before he signed his first professional contract. He played a handful of first team games that season but then spent two further seasons in the reserves (and two months loan at Scunthorpe) as Terry Neill built a squad that was intended to challenge for a place in the top flight. That promotion never came and as the early 1970s progressed O’Riley had a supporting role in the first team squad before leaving City in July 1974.
O’Riley joined Barnsley in the 1974 close season but within six months had moved on to Goole Town and then Southport. He saw out his career at Corby Town before emigrating to Australia.
Date/Place of Birth: 17 October 1950, Prescot
Hull City First Game: 24 August 1968, Oxford United A (Division Two), 17 years, 312 days old
Hull City Final Game: 9 March 1974, Luton Town H (Division Two), 23 years, 143 days old
Hull City (1966-1974), Scunthorpe United (1971, loan), Barnsley (1974), Goole Town (1974-1975), Southport (1975-1976), Corby Town (1976)
Hull City Record
Career: 34 apps, 2 goalsPaul O'Riley
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