24 September 2006

James Buckle

Name: James Buckle
Born: c.1854, Belfast
Died: 9 November 1884, Belfast
Height:
Weight:

Position: Left-Wing

Representative Honours: Ireland: 1 Full Cap (1882).

Club Career:
Teams
Seasons
Signed
Fee
League
FA Cup
Other
Cliftonville
80/81-81/82
-1879
Amateur
0/0
-
-
Ulsterville
82/83
-1882
Amateur
0/0
-
-
TOTALS
-
£0
0/0
-
-

Biography:
A founder member of Cliftonville, James Buckle was an accountant at Methodist College, Belfast.

He was unavailable to play in the Irish FA's trial match on 11th February 1882 that was used select a team to represent Ireland against England and Wales on the 18th and 25th February. The left wing positions were to be filled by Alex Dill of Knock and John Waring of Cliftonville. However, as a result of a misdemeanour by Waring, James Buckle was named as his replacement. James duly played against England but had to withdraw from the Wales match due to work commitments. It is rumoured that he scored a goal in the England match which was disallowed.

Buckle tragically died from Typhoid Fever aged 30.

Ireland Cap Details:
18-02-1882 England (h) L 0-13 FR

Summary: 1/0. Won 0, Drew 0, Lost 1.

By George Glass

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

I have been told that the two Buckles listed were the 1st father and son to have been both capped by NI.

George Glass said...

Not so! The other Buckle - Henry Redmond Buckle was born 06/03/1882in Belfast to William and Bridget.

Anonymous said...

However Henry (Harry) Buckle and his son Bobby Buckle were the first father and son to have played together in an all Ireland I think.??..

jcd said...

Only two Buckles were capped by Ireland at senior international level, James and Henry. To my knowledge no other Buckles were capped by Ireland (north or south). Neither can I find a record of a Buckle winning Amateur, Junior or Schools recognition. Can you provide any info on Bobby Buckle's career so it can be looked into?

Anonymous said...

Yes you're right however Harry's son Bobby Buckle was also a fine footballer as was his grandson Dave Barry.
Dave Barry's FAI Cup triumph in 1998 carried on a family tradition as his grandfather Bobby Buckle won it in 1934 with Cork F.C. and his father Harry Buckle had won it with Fordsons F.C. in 1926.

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