8 December 2006

Jack Garrett

Name: John Garrett
Born: Belfast
Died:
Height:
Weight:
Position: Right-Half

Representative Honours: Ireland: 1 Full Cap (1925); Irish League: 2 Caps (1925-1926).
Club Honours: (with Distillery) Irish Cup Winner 1924/25; Gold Cup Winner 1924/25; Co. Antrim Shield Runner-Up 1921/22, 1923/24.

Club Career:
Teams
Seasons
Signed
Fee
League
FA Cup
Other
Distillery
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-21
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*203/15
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Ards
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Broadway United
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(Irish Intermediate League)
Crusaders
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(Irish Intermediate League)
TOTALS
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£0
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* all games.

Biography:
A product of Belfast Boys' Brigade football, Jack Garrett made his senior debut for Distillery in August 1921. He played every match through his first season, normally as a hard-tackling half-back, though he also filled-in at centre-forward with some success.

1925 proved Garrett's most successful year, he won Irish Cup and Gold Cup winner's medals, and made the first of two Inter-League appearances in a 7-3 defeat by the Scottish League. Even then his call-up to the Ireland squad was a surprise, and he won his only cap as a late deputy for Joe Gowdy in a 0-0 draw with Wales.

Garrett later played with Ards, before dropping down to intermediate level with Broadway United and Crusaders.

Ireland Cap Details:
18-04-1925 Wales... A D 0-0 BC

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

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