4 August 2007

John McClatchey

Name: John McCaltchey
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Died:
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Position: Forward

Representative Honours: Ireland: 3 Full Caps (1886).
Club Honours: (with Distillery) Irish Cup Winner 1883/84, 1884/85, 1885/86, 1888/89, Runner-up 1887/88, Co. Antrim Shield Winner 1888/89.

Club Career:
Teams
Seasons
Signed
Fee
League
FA Cup
Other
Distillery
80/81-89/90
1880
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*59/17
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#16/8
TOTALS
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£-
59/17
/19
16/8
* all competitive games; # friendly games.

Biography:
John McClatchey was among the founder members of Distillery FC, and left-winger in their first ever match, a 1-0 win over Dundela on 11th December 1880. He remained a regular in the club’s forward-line for the next decade, winning five trophies and scoring twice in the 5-4 Irish Cup Final win over YMCA in 1889. He was an active committee-man with Distillery, and was one of those responsible for taking the club to Grosvenor Park in 1889.

Capped three times for Ireland, McClatchey was later followed in both the Distillery and Ireland teams by his younger brother, Tom.

Ireland Cap Details:

27-02-1886 Wales... A L 0-5 BC
13-03-1886 England. H L 1-6 BC
20-03-1886 Scotland H L 2-7 BC

Summary: 3/0. Won 0, Drew 0, Lost 3

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