9 December 2006

George Gaukrodger

Name: George Warrington Gaukrodger
Born: 7 December 1877, Belfast
Died: 31 December 1937, Low Moor, Bradford (England)
Position: Inside-Forward

Representative Honours: Ireland: 1 Full Cap/1 Goal (1895).
Club Honours: (with Linfield) Irish League Champion 1894/95; Irish Cup Winner 1894/95.

Club Career:
Linfield (Irish league)

Biography:
George Gaukrodger was just 17 years and 99 days old when he ran out for his only international against Wales in March 1895. He marked the occasion with a goal in a 2-2 draw, making him Ireland's fourth youngest ever player, and second youngest ever goalscorer.

1894/95 proved a high-point in Gaukrodger's footballing career. He was the Irish League's joint-top scorer with four goals (from six games), and rounded of the "Double" with the final goal of Linfield's 10-1 Irish Cup Final win over Bohemians. From then-on Gaukrodger's main attentions fell on cricket, and he played over a hundred first-class matches in England.

For more information on Gaukrodger's cricket career see Wikipedia and CricInfo.

Ireland Cap Details:
16-03-1895 Wales... H D 2-2 BC 1 Goal

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

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Does anyone know where the picture was taken from?
George Gaukrodger is my Great-Grandad.

Anonymous said...

this is not a photo of George Gaukrodger it is his brother who also played for Linfield

jcd said...

Hi. Do you have a source for saying this isn't George, or even better, an actual photo of him?

Please email me at jcd.nifg(at)gmail.com.

Thanks
Jonny

Anonymous said...

yes i do have original photos of him i have done family history.give me a clue as to what side of the family you are

Scythian Witch said...

George is my Grandfather :p

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