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OBITUARY | Steve Conroy - 1956-2021

5 May 2021

Rotherham United were deeply saddened to learn of the recent passing of our former goalkeeper, Steve Conroy, aged 64.

Steve, who hailed from Chesterfield, spent most of his playing career in South Yorkshire firstly with Sheffield United where he began as a youngster and also with the Millers – for whom he had two spells either side of a stint across the Pennines with Rochdale.

He played the final five games of the 1982/83 season and helped the Millers to a win and three draws with that particular run of fixtures including away games at Newcastle United, Chelsea and Leeds.

After departing for Rochdale in 1983, he would return to Millmoor two years later in January of 1985 but his return would be cut short by a pelvic injury which forced him to retire from the game in September of the same year.

Steve’s most memorable time as a player was with the Blades, where he made 135 starts during a difficult period in their history, having earned a regular place between the sticks in August 1978.

Everyone at Rotherham United would like to offer their heartfelt condolences to Steve’s family and friends during this incredibly difficult time.

Once a Miller, Always a Miller.

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