Online Jigsaws feat Jimmy McIlroy and Samuel Lockhart
At 14 he was playing for Lisburn Technical College when he was spotted and asked to play for Craigavad F.C., and later Glentoran F.C..
He moved to England to play for Burnley F.C., then Stoke City. He played international football for Northern Ireland.
Burnley F.C. eventually named a part of their stadium ‘The Jimmy M’Ilroy Stand’.
- 1959 Ulster Juvenile Champion
- 1960 Ulster Juvenile Champion
- 1961 Ulster Juvenile Champion
- 1963 Ulster & All Ireland Youth Bantam weight Champion title in Dublin.
- 1965 Ulster Senior Featherweight Champion
- 1966 Ulster Senior Featherweight Champion
- 1967 Ulster Senior Featherweight Champion