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Joseph Cassidy was born in Dalziel, Scotland, on 30th July, 1872. He played for Motherwell Athletic before joining in 1892. He had been signed to help save the side from relegation from the First Division of the Football League. This had the desired effect as the club beat Small Heath over two legs. After playing only four games he returned to Scotland where he played for Celtic in the Scottish League.

In 1894 Joseph Cassidy returned to Newton Heath who were now playing in the Second Division. In his first home against Walsall Town he scored four goals in the club's 14-0 victory. However, after the game Walsall protested about the state of the pitch and the Football Association ordered a replay. They won that game 9-0. That season Cassidy scored 8 goals in 8 games.

In the 1895-96 season Newton Heath finished in 6th place in the Second Division. Cassidy was top scorer with 16 goals in 19 games. The following season he did even better with 17 goals in the league. He also got 6 goals in Newton Heath's good run in the FA Cup. Except for the 1897-98 season he finished as top goalscorer on five successive seasons.

In April 1900 Cassidy was sold to Manchester City for £250. The club directors admitted that he was the best forward they had ever had but because of Newton Heath's serious financial problems he had to be sold. During his time at the club he scored 100 goals in 174 appearances.

Joseph Cassidy also did well in his first season at his new club ending up as top scorer with 14 goals in 30 games. However, he was sold to Middlesbrough at the end of the season for £75 on the grounds he was not worth his £4 a week wages. The manager of Manchester City, Sam Ormerod, complained about this decision but it was now clear that the directors of the club had lost confidence in him and he was no longer making the key decisions.

Cassidy became a strong favourite with the Middlesbrough fans and over the next five years scored 34 goals in 135 appearances. Cassidy became player-coach at Workington in 1906.

In April 1916 the Manchester Football News reported that "Joe Cassidy, whose connections with Manchester football extended over such a long period, has had a mental breakdown." It is not known whether this was connected to the First World War.

Former Mayo footballer dies in Los Angeles

The death has been confirmed of Fr Jimmy O’Grady in the USA. A native of Carrowena, Killasser near Swinford, Fr O’Grady spent more than 60 years in the United States, serving in the diocese of Los Angeles. Before his departure however, he had carved out a distinguished Gaelic football career for himself, the nadir being when featuring for Mayo in the 1955 All-Ireland SFC semi-final replay where they were edged out by a single point by Dublin in front of 71,000 spectators in Croke Park.

Jimmy O’Grady, back row, fifth from left, and his Mayo teammates before their victory over Cork in the 1957 All-Ireland junior football championship final in Croke Park.

Captain of a St Nathy’s College team that was crowned Connacht Colleges’ junior football champions in 1951, it was a side that also included future Archbishop of Tuam Joseph Cassidy and Noel Dorr, Irish ambassador to London from 1983 to ’87, and secretary-general of the Department of Foreign Affairs from 1987 to 1995.

A winner of county minor and junior football championship medals with Swinford, Jimmy O’Grady’s inter-county career was stunted by rules that prevented clerical students playing Gaelic football during term time. Attending All-Hallows College in Dublin, O’Grady had barely turned 20 when making his senior Mayo bow in Easter 1955 – playing at centre-half-back and holding legendary Galway attacker Sean Purcell to one point from play in a challenge game. It was enough to secure his place in the championship squad, with his debut coming in the Green and Red’s eleven points victory over Leitrim in the Connacht semi-final. In doing so, Jimmy O’Grady became the first man from Killasser to play a senior football championship match for Mayo.

Jimmy O’Grady holding the trophy as captain of the St Nathy’s team that won the 1950/51 Connacht Colleges’ junior football championship title.

Mayo accounted for Roscommon by fourteen points in the provincial final before taking on Dublin in two epic All-Ireland semi-finals, with O’Grady introduced as a substitute for Frank Fleming in the replay. It was a Mayo team littered with household names, including survivors of the double All-Ireland winning team of 50 and ’51 such as Sean Flanagan, Paddy Prendergast, Eamon Mongey, John McAndrew, Peter Solan and Tom Langan.

Jimmy O’Grady would go on to occupy the right corner-back position on the Mayo team that overcame Cork in Croke Park to win the 1957 All-Ireland junior championship, the same year that he won the Mayo SFC in the colours of East Mayo – the first time a divisional side had been crowned county senior champions.

He was ordained a priest the following year, in June 1958.

A memorial Mass for Fr Jimmy O’Grady will take place in the Church of the Visitation, Los Angeles on February 6 at 10am. Mass will also be held on a later date at All Saints Church in his native Killasser.

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Upon joining City, Cassidy said: “It feels good. It’s obviously exciting times for the club moving to the new stadium and I’m looking forward to a new challenge and hoping for a successful one this season.

“I spoke to the Gaffer and I spoke to Dave Penney – I know him well – they just said about the ambition of the club and where they want to take the club and how they want to go forward and get out of this division.

“It’s something that interested me and working with the management – it was just a no brainer for me really.”

Cassidy broke onto the scene aged 16, scoring 28 goals in 32 appearances for welsh side Llandudno Junction and was quickly snapped up by then Championship side Wolverhampton Wanderers after a brief spell in the Welsh Premier League.

Now at 27-years-old, the 6ft 2” forward has forged a career with the likes of Oldham Athletic, Hartlepool United and most recently Stevenage in League Two.

“I don’t live too far from York so It’s a city I’ve been to many times – it has a big football cub which deserves to be in a lot better division,” said Cassidy.

“I’ve played against (York) twice and scored two and it’s a massive club and hopefully I’ll be a part of the team that gets them out of this division.

He continued, putting an emphasis on teamwork for the new campaign: “If the team has a successful season, regardless of the goals I score, obviously the more the better, and we are preforming well then I’ll be happy - I’ll bring a lot more to the table than just that.

“I’m probably a little bit different to what they’ve had over the years. A bit more old school target man kind of player but I’ll work hard, I’m strong, good in both boxes.

“I think they’ll enjoy it and appreciate what I bring to the team – I think I get the best out of others playing in and around me.”

The arrival of Jake Cassidy brings up the squad numbers to 15 so far for the new season.

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San Jose Shooting: Gunman Samuel Cassidy Left Ammo-Filled Pot Simmering On Stove To Ignite House Fire

SAN JOSE (CBS SF) — An arson blaze at the home of VTA railway shooter Samuel Cassidy was triggered by a pot of ammunition left slow-cooking on his stove and a kitchen sprayed with accelerants, authorities said as they wrapped up the fire investigation Friday.

Search teams also found a massive cache of weapons, ammunition and over a dozen Molotov cocktails inside the burned structure.

Firefighters responded to the fire at the home on Angmar Court minutes after Cassidy began his deadly rampage at the transit facility at 6:34 a.m. Wednesday about 9 miles away.

Investigators were trying to not only determine the motive behind the shooting that left nine co-workers dead, but also if the fire was set on a time delay to divert first responders away from the VTA yard.

&ldquoThe intent was to burn down the house,&rdquo Santa Clara Sheriff Laurie Smith said. &ldquoHe knew what he was doing.&rdquo

If the fire had ignited the cache, the explosion would have rocked the neighborhood and caused widespread damage.

“The ammunition in that pot would have heated to a point where the powders inside would have detonated and ignited the accelerants that were placed in the kitchen, causing that residence to catch fire,” said Santa Clara County Sheriff Sgt. Joseph Piazza.

Shortly after 2 p.m. Friday, investigators had left the scene and neighbors who lived within a block of the house were finally allowed to return home for the first time since Wednesday afternoon.

5/Units are now clear of Angmar Court. Residents and neighbors are welcome to return to their homes.

Thank you for your patience while we processed the scene.

&mdash San José Police Media Relations (@SJPD_PIO) May 28, 2021

Police had evacuated the entire cul de sac where Cassidy lived plus two houses on the back side. Neighbors were eager to get back home and grateful that there was no more loss of life.

“I never expected him to have all that stuff inside,” said neighbor Doug Suh.

On Thursday, a neighbor told KPIX 5 she was shocked and in disbelief.

“What the hell? That’s crazy. Just right across the street too, you know? You never know,” said area resident Nima Agago.

When asked what kind of person would do such things, Agago replied, “Nasty, you know? Glad to hear he’s not here, you know? I don’t feel that anyone should die, but if you’re out here killing like eight people and are going to blow up other people’s houses? It’s probably better for the community that you’re no longer here.”


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Sam Cassidy identified as San Jose railyard shooter

SAN JOSE, Calif. — An employee opened fire Wednesday at a California rail yard, killing eight people before taking his own life as law enforcement rushed in, authorities said, marking the latest attack in a year that has seen a sharp increase in mass killings as the nation emerges from coronavirus restrictions.

A ninth victim named Alex Ward Fritch, 49, died later at the hospital, The New York Post reported.

The shooting took place around 6:30 a.m. in two buildings that are part of a light rail facility for the Valley Transportation Authority, which provides bus, light rail and other transit services throughout Santa Clara County, the most populated county in the San Francisco Bay Area. The facility in San Jose includes a transit-control center, parking for trains and a maintenance yard.

“When our deputies went through the door, initially he was still firing rounds. When our deputy saw him, he took his life,” Santa Clara County Sheriff Laurie Smith told reporters. Deputies “were going through hallways saying, `Sheriff’s office!’ He knew at that time that his time for firing shots was over.”

The victims were identified by the Santa Clara County coroner’s office Wednesday night: Paul Delacruz Megia, 42 Taptejdeep Singh, 36 Adrian Balleza, 29 Jose Dejesus Hernandez, 35 Timothy Michael Romo, 49 Michael Joseph Rudometkin, 40 Abdolvahab Alaghmandan, 63, and Lars Kepler Lane, 63, spokesperson Joy Alexiou said.

Mr. Fritch, who was wounded in the attack, was in critical condition but died later at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center.

The attacker was identified as 57-year-old Sam Cassidy, according to two law enforcement officials. Investigators offered no immediate word on a possible motive.

His ex-wife, Cecilia Nelms, told The Associated Press that Cassidy had a bad temper and would tell her that he wanted to kill people at work, “but I never believed him, and it never happened. Until now.”

Nelms, teary-eyed and shaken by the news, said her ex-husband would come home wound up and angry about things that happened at work. As he talked about it, “he would get more mad,” she said. “He could dwell on things.”

When Cassidy lost his temper, Nelms said there were times she was scared. He was someone who could physically hurt others, she said.

Nelms said they were married for 10 years – Cassidy filed for divorce in 2005 – and had not been in contact for 13 years. She said he had been treated for depression.

Sheriff’s spokesman Deputy Russell Davis said he did not know the type of weapon used in the attack. Bomb squads searched the rail complex after receiving information about possible explosive devices, he said.

Members of a union representing Valley Transportation Authority workers were meeting when the shooting began, San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo said, but it’s not clear it was related to the attack.

When she heard shots, transit authority mechanic Rochelle Hawkins said she dropped her phone.

“I was running so fast. I just ran for my life,” she said. “I would hope everyone would just pray for the VTA family. Just pray for us.”

Authorities did not identify the victims, who included transit employees. Grief-stricken families sat huddled together after learning they had lost a loved one, District Attorney Jeff Rosen told reporters.

“They’re just sitting and holding hands and crying,” Rosen said. “It’s terrible. It’s awful. It’s raw. People are learning they lost their husband, their son, their brother.”

One of the victims was Michael Rudometkin, a longtime VTA employee and a close friend of San Jose City Councilman Raul Peralez, who announced his death on Facebook.

“My family and I have lost a long time great friend and there are no words to describe the heartache we are feeling right now, especially for his family,” Peralez wrote. “Eight families are feeling this same sense of loss tonight and our entire community is mourning as well.”

Other friends and family members awaited news after being unable to reach their loved ones through calls or text messages. Some had tracked the missing person’s cellphone to the rail yard but had no information from authorities.

“It’s this awful, dark moment for them, of not knowing but at the same time, fearing the worst,” Liccardo said. “I can’t imagine a more awful feeling for any spouse or parent.”

Officials also were investigating a house fire that broke out shortly before the shooting, Davis said. Public records show Cassidy owned a two-story home where firefighters responded. Fire crews found a fast-moving blaze after being notified by a passer-by. A neighboring house also caught fire, authorities said.

Doug Suh, who lives across the street from Cassidy, told The Mercury News in San Jose that Cassidy was “lonely” and “strange” and that he never saw anyone visit.

“I’d say hello, and he‘d just look at me without saying anything,” Suh said. Once, Cassidy yelled at him to stay away as he was backing up his car. “After that, I never talked to him again.”

Cassidy had worked for Valley Transportation Authority since at least 2012, according to the public payroll and pension database known as Transparent California. His position from 2012 to 2014 was listed as a mechanic. After that, he maintained substations, the records said.

Gov. Gavin Newsom, speaking emotionally in front of a county office where flags flew at half-staff, said victims’ relatives were “waiting to hear from the coroner, waiting to hear from any of us, just desperate to find out if their brother, their son, their dad, their mom is still alive.”

The Sikh Coalition tweeted that it understood “there are many Sikhs employed at this facility.” The New York-based advocacy group said “the community is in our prayers and our hearts as we work to learn more.” It comes after four Sikhs were among eight people killed in a shooting in April at a FedEx warehouse in Indianapolis.

The bloodshed comes amid a rise in mass killings after the pandemic had closed many public places and kept people confined to their homes last year.

A database compiled by The Associated Press, USA Today and Northeastern University that tracks every mass killing over the last 15 years shows that the San Jose attack is the 15th mass killing so far in 2021, all of them shootings.

Eighty-six people have died in the shootings, compared with 106 for all of 2020. It is the sixth mass killing in a public place in 2021. The database defines mass killings as four or more people dead, not including the shooter, meaning the overall toll of gun violence is much higher when adding in smaller incidents.

At the White House, President Joe Biden ordered flags to be flown at half-staff and urged Congress to act on legislation to curb gun violence.

“Every life that is taken by a bullet pierces the soul of our nation. We can, and we must, do more,” Biden said in a statement.

San Jose, the 10th-largest city in the U.S. with more than a million people, is about 50 miles (80 kilometers) south of San Francisco in the heart of Silicon Valley.

Trains were already out on morning runs when the shooting occurred. Light rail service was suspended and replaced with bus bridges, agency Chairman Glenn Hendricks told reporters.

Wednesday’s attack was Santa Clara County’s second mass shooting in less than two years. A gunman killed three people and then himself at a popular garlic festival in Gilroy in July 2019.

The Gilroy attack was on Mayor Liccardo’s mind Wednesday as text messages flooded in, reporting the shooting and fire.

“Not again,” he thought as he jumped in his car and raced to City Hall. Transit authority workers told him they knew Cassidy.

“You try to understand what would possess someone to do that much harm,” Liccardo said by phone. “It’s unfathomable.”

Club Season League FA Cup Third Div. North Cup Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Gateshead 1935–36 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
1936–37 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
1937–38 14 2 0 0 2 0 16 2
1938–39 31 1 0 0 2 0 33 1
1945–46 1 0 1 0
1946–47 16 1 0 0 16 1
1947–48 27 1 0 0 27 1
1948–49 11 0 0 0 11 0
1949–50 5 1 0 0 5 1
1950–51 6 0 0 0 6 0
1951–52 17 0 0 0 17 0
1952–53 2 0 0 0 2 0
Career Total 133 6 1 0 4 0 138 6
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Elias G. Najmy

Elias George Najmy was born December 17, 1925 in Brooklyn, NY to Joseph Najmy and Najla Kandaleft Najmy. He was the youngest of six children, with five older sisters. He passed peacefully, surrounded by his family on April 25, 2021 at the age of 95 as a long-time resident of Bedford, NY.

Elias will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 53 years, Georgina Najmy, his children, Joseph & Mary Najmy, Stephan Najmy, his grandchildren, Justin Najmy, Nicole & Scott Fulbright, Elisabeth Najmy, Gabriella Najmy & Michael Ramsey, Tessa & Addison Bieger, Saylor Najmy, Elias Najmy and great-grandchildren Bennett Fulbright, Lillian Fulbright, and Collette Bieger. as well as many loving nieces, nephews and extended family.

Elias loved sports Giants Football, Tennis, and especially the New York Knicks. He ran his own business crafting slipcovers and draperies of the utmost superior quality for 40 years. He was proud to serve as a Captain in the Chappaqua Volunteer Fire Department starting in the late 1960s where he also acted as the firehouse cook. He was a wonderful cook who shared his Syrian heritage through memorable meals with family and friends throughout his life. Elias was an avid reader of current events and history with a strong, clear memory, a brilliant mind, and a great sense of humor. He instilled in his family his values of honesty, hard work, and staying true to your commitments.

A special thank you to the staff at Northern Westchester Hospital for their loving care and support during his final days.

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