9 December 2006

Johnny Gibb

Name: John Turnbull Gibb
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Position: Forward
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Representative Honours: Ireland: 10 Full Caps/2 Goals (1884-1889).
Club Honours: (with Wellington Park) Irish Cup Runner-Up 1883/84; (with Cliftonville) Irish Cup Winner 1884/85.
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Club Career:
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Wellington.Park
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Cliftonville
84/85
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Amateur
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Wellington.Park
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TOTALS
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£0
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Biography:
Ten times capped, and three times captain of Ireland, Johnny Gibb was an early star of Irish football. A member of the Wellington Park team crushed 5-0 by Distillery in the 1884 Irish Cup Final, he scored the winner in the following year's final for Cliftonville in a 3-1 win against the same opposition.
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Gibb scored twice in nine game for Ireland, consolation goals late in an 8-2 defeat by Scotland in 1885. A month thereafter he played a key role as Ireland took a two goal lead against Wales, his "agency" setting-up the opener on twenty-three minutes. "Some smart passing" by the Welsh saw them have the game "all their own way" in the second half as they turned a 0-2 defecit into an 8-2 victory.
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Ireland Cap Details:
26-01-1884 Scotland H L 0-5 BC
09-02-1884 Wales... A L 0-6 BC
28-02-1885 England. A L 0-4 BC
14-03-1885 Scotland A L 2-8 BC 2 Goals
11-04-1885 Wales... H L 2-8 BC
20-03-1886 Scotland H L 2-7 BC
05-02-1887 England. A L 0-7 BC
18-02-1887 Scotland A L 1-4 BC
12-03-1887 Wales... H W 4-1 BC
09-03-1889 Scotland A L 0-7 BC

Summary: 11/2. Won 1, Drew 0, Lost 9.

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