24 March 2007

The Lurgan Connection

In a slight break from our normal Club-by-Club features, and inspired by correspondence and information supplied by Lurgan-man Oliver Burns, NIFG presents a list of Lurgan-bred players who have played in the English (FL) or Scottish (SL) Leagues since the Second World War…

CUSH Wilbur (Billy)
Wing-Half
b: 10 June 1928; d: 1981
NI-26, IL-32
Glenavon
Leeds United.. (FL) Nov-57 57/58-59/60 .87 (0)/ 9
Portadown
Glenavon


DICKSON William (Bill)
Wing-Half
b: 15 April 1923
NI-12
Glenavon
Notts County.. (FL) Nov-45 46/47-47/48 .21 (0)/ 2
Chelsea....... (FL) Nov-47 47/48-52/53 101 (0)/ 4
Arsenal....... (FL) Oct-53 53/54-55/56 .29 (0)/ 1
Mansfield Town.(FL) Jul-56 56/57....... 19 (0)/ 0
Glenavon


DOWD Hugh Oliver
Central-Defender
b: 19 May 1951
NI-3, NIAmat
Glenavon
Sheffield Wed.
(FL) Jul-74 74/75-78/79 110 (2)/ 0
Doncaster R... (FL) Aug-79 79/80-82/83 .94 (0)/ 3

HARVEY James (Jimmy)
Midfielder
b: 2 May 1958
NIu21-1
Glenavon
Arsenal........ (FL) Aug-77 77/78-78/79 ..2 (1)/ 0
Hereford United.(FL) Mar-80 79/80-86/87 276 (2)/38
Bristol City... (FL) Mar-87 86/87-87/88 ..2 (1)/ 0
Wrexham (L).... (FL) Sep-87 87/88........ 6 (0)/ 0
Tranmere Rovers (FL) Oct-87 87/88-91/92 174(10)/18
Crewe Alexandra (FL) Jul-92 92/93....... 16 (1)/ 0
Southport
Chester City...
(FL) ...... 93/94......... 0(0)/ 0


JONES Walter
Wing-Half
b: 4 April 1925
Linfield
Blackpool.......
(FL) Dec-47 ..............0 (0)/ 0
Doncaster Rovers (FL) Jun-50 50/51-52/53. 69 (0)/ 2
York City....... (FL) Nov-54 54/55........ 1 (0)/ 0


KELLY Hugh Redmond
Goalkeeper.
b: 17 August 1919; d: 1977
NI-4, IL-4, NIRL-4
Belfast Celtic
Fulham..........
(FL) Mar-49 49/50....... 25 (0)/ 0
Southampton..... (FL) Aug-50 50/51....... 28 (0)/ 0
Exeter City..... (FL) Jun-52 52/53-55/56. 99 (0)/ 0
Weymouth

LENNON Neil Francis
Midfielder
b: 25 June 1971
NI-39, NIB-1, NIu23-1, NIu21-2, NIYth
Glenavon
Manchester City
(FL) Oct-87 87/88........ 1 (0)/ 0
Crewe Alexandra (FL) Aug-90 90/91-95/96 142 (5)/15
Leicester City. (FL) Feb-96 95/96-00/01 169 (1)/ 6
Celtic......... (SL) Dec-00 00/01-06/07 212 (2)/ 3

Nott'm Forest.. (FL) Jun-07 07/08....... 15 (3)/ 0
Wycombe Wdrs... (FL) Jan-08 07/08........
8 (1)/ 0

LUNN Henry (Harry)
Winger
b: 20 March 1925; d: 1980
Glenavon
Notts County...
(FL) Jul-46 46/47....... 24 (0)/ 5
Portsmouth..... (FL) Jul-47 47/48........ 1 (0)/ 0
Swindon Town... (FL) May-48 48/49-53/54 196 (0)/30
Bedford Town


LUNN William (Billy) John
Inside-Forward.
b: 8 May 1923; d: 2000
NISch-2
Distillery
Glenavon
West Bromwich
A. (FL) Feb-46 46/47-47/48. 10 (0)/ 5
Bournemouth..... (FL) Feb-47 47/48-49/50. 47 (0)/19
Newport County.. (FL) Jul-50 50/51-51/52.. 6 (0)/ 1
Yeovil Town


MAGEE Eric
Winger
b: 24 August 1947
NIAmat, IL-2
Glenavon
Oldham Athletic.. (FL) Jun-67 67/68-68/69. 41 (4)/ 9
Port Vale........ (FL) Jul-69 69/70....... 11 (7)/ 1
Linfield

MAGILL Edward James (Jimmy)
Full-Back
b: 17 May 1939
NI-26, NIu23-1
Portadown
Arsenal...........
(FL) May-59 59/60-64/65 116 (0)/ 0
Brighton & Hove A. (FL) Oct-65 65/66-67/68. 50 (0)/ 1


McBRIDE Stephen
Forward
b: 2 May 1964
NI-4, NIu23-1, IL-2
Linfield
Motherwell........
(SL) Feb-84 83/84....... 0 (3)/ 0
Glenavon
Linfield
Bangor
Crusaders

McCLELLAND John (Jack) T.
Goalkeeper
b: 19 May 1940; d: 1976
NI-6, NIAmat, IL-2
Glenavon
Arsenal........
(FL) Oct-60 60/61-63/64. 46 (0)/ 0
Fulham......... (FL) Dec-64 65/66-68/69. 51 (0)/ 0
Lincoln C. (L). (FL) Dec-68 68/69....... 12 (0)/ 0
Barnet


McGIBBON Patrick (Pat) Colm
Central-Defender
b: 6 September 1973
NI-7, NIB-5, NIu21-1, NISch
Portadown
Manchester U.... (FL) Aug-92 ............. 0 (0)/ 0
Swansea City (L) (FL) Sep-96 96/97........ 1 (0)/ 0
Wigan Athletic.. (FL) Mar-97 96/97-01/02 163(10)/11
Scunthorpe U (L) (FL) Feb-02 01/02........ 6 (0)/ 0
Tranmere Rovers. (FL) Aug-02 02/03........ 4 (0)/ 0
Portadown
Glentoran


McKINNEY Victor (Vic) J.
Winger
b: c.1945; Died 1989
NI-1, NIu23-1, NISch-3
Glenavon
Falkirk......... (SL) ...... 64/65-66/67. 61 (1)/ 8
Addington (South Africa)


McMAHON Eamon
Goalkeeper
b: 16 January 1933
Lurgan GAA (Clann na nGael)
Celtic.......... (SL) Dec-53 54/55........ 1 (0)/ 0
Glentoran


McMAHON Gerard (Gerry) Joseph
Winger
b: 29 December 1973
NI-17, NIB-3, NIu21-1, NIYth, NISch
Glenavon
Tottenham H.....
(FL) Jul-98 94/95-95/96.. 9 (7)/ 0
Barnet (L)...... (FL) Oct-94 94/95....... 10 (0)/ 2
Stoke City...... (FL) Sep-96 96/97-97/98. 38(14)/ 3
St. Johnstone... (SL) Feb-98 98/99-99/00. 31(19)/ 1
Glenavon


NAPIER Robert John
Centre-Half
b: 23 September 1946
NI-1, NIu23-2, NIYth, NISch
Bolton Wanderers (FL) Sep-63 64/65-66/67 .69 (0)/ 2
Brighton & H. A. (FL) Aug-67 67/68-72/73 218 (1)/ 5
Bradford City .. (FL) Oct-72 72/73-74/75 106 (0)/ 3
Baltimore Comets
Mossley
San Diego Jaws
Bradford City .. (FL) Aug-76 76/77 ....... 0 (1)/ 0


McNALLY Errol Alexander
Goalkeeper
b: 27 August 1943
Portadown
Chelsea......... (FL) Dec-61 61/62-63/64.. 9 (0)/ 0
Glenavon

PARKS Albert (Albie)
Winger
b: 9 February 1926
Glenavon
Notts County..
(FL) Nov-45 46/47-47/48. 30 (0)/ 4
Glenavon


SLOAN Joshua (Paddy) Walter
Wing-Half.
b: 30 April 1920; d: 1993
NI-1, EI-2, NIWar-2
Glenavon
Manchester U....
(FL) Sep-37 ............. 0 (0)/ 0
Tranmere Rovers. (FL) May-39 39/40........ 3 (0)/ 2
Arsenal......... (FL) May-46 46/47-47/48. 33 (0)/ 1
Sheffield United (FL) Feb-48 47/48....... 12 (0)/ 2
AC Milan
Torino
Udinese
Brescia
Norwich City....
(FL) Dec-51 51/52........ 6 (0)/ 0
Peterborough U.

TAGGART Gerald (Gerry) Paul
Central-Defender
b: 18 October 1970
NI-51, NIu23-2, NIYth, NISch
Glenavon
Manchester City. (FL) Jul-89 88/89-89/90. 10 (2)/ 1
Barnsley........ (FL) Jan-90 89/90-94/95 209 (3)/16
Bolton Wanderers (FL) Aug-95 95/96-97/98. 68 (1)/ 4
Leicester City.. (FL) Jul-98 98/99-03/04 105
(12)/ 9
Stoke City (L).. (FL) Dec-03 03/04........ 8 (0)/ 2
Stoke City...... (FL) Feb-04 03/04-05/06. 47 (0)/ 3

Tamworth

TILLEY Peter
Wing-Half
b: 13 January 1930; d: 2008
Witton Athletic
Arsenal.........
(FL) May-52 53/54........ 1 (0)/ 0
Bury............ (FL) Nov-53 53/54-57/58. 86 (0)/12
Halifax Town.... (FL) Jul-58 58/59-62/63 183 (0)/17
Mossley


UPRICHARD William Norman McCourt
Goalkeeper
b: 20 February 1928
NI-12
Distillery
Arsenal.........
(FL) Jun-48 ..............0 (0)/ 0
Swindon Town.... (FL) Nov-49 49/50-52/53. 73 (0)/ 0
Portsmouth...... (FL) Nov-52 52/53-58/59 182 (0)/ 0
Southend United. (FL) Jul-59 59/60....... 12 (0)/ 0
Hastings United


WILSON Ambrose Maxwell
Wing-Half.
b: 10 October 1924
Belfast Celtic
Glenavon
Swansea Town.... (FL) Sep-50 50/51........ 1 (0)/ 0
Distillery
Portadown

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Many thanks from Lurgan fan.

Anonymous said...

Fantastic stats and pics, Oliver. I don't think that's Eric Magee, mind; at least, not when I knew him. And there's also John Napier to add to the list (Bolton, Brighton and now running a soccer school in California).

jcd said...

Thanks. I've added John Napier's stats above. Regarding Eric Magee, the picture shows him celebrating an Ulster Cup win with Linfield in 1971 (according to the caption in Linfield 100 Years at least). Anyone else any thoughts on this?

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