7 October 2007

Charlie Tully

Name: Charles Patrick Tully
Born: 11 July 1924, Belfast
Died: 27 July 1971, Belfast
Height: 5.08 ft
Weight: 10.07 st
Position: Inside-Left/Outside-Left

Representative Honours: Ireland: 10 Full Caps / 3 Goals (1948-1958); Irish League: 1 Cap (1947).
Club Honours: (with Belfast Celtic) Irish Cup Winner 1946/47; Gold Cup Winner 1946/47; Co. Antrim Shield Winner 1944/45; Northern Regional (War-Time) League Champion; (with Glasgow Celtic) Scottish League Champion 1953/54; Scottish Cup Winner 1950/51, 1953/54, Runner-Up 1954/55, 1955/56; Scottish League Cup Winner 1956/57, 1957/58; (with Cork Hibs) FAI Cup Runner-Up 1959/60.


Club Career:
Clubs
Seasons
Signed
Fee
League
FA Cup
FL Cup
Other
Whiterock Juniors
-
Youth
-
-
-
-
Belfast Celtic
-
1938
Youth
-
-
-
-
Ballyclare Comrades
1941
Loan
-
-
-
-
Cliftonville
42/43
Mar-43
Loan
*10/ 0
-
-
-
Celtic
48/49-48/49
Jun-48
£8,000
216/32
68/8
35/7
-
Sterling Albion
58/59
Dec-58
Loan
0/ 0
-
-
-
Rangers
58/59
Mar-59
Loan
0/ 0
-
-
-
Cork Hibernian
-
Oct-59
Free
??/ 1
?/1
-
-
TOTALS

£8,000
226/33
68/9
35/7
-
* all games.

Note: On 11 March 1959 Tully, together with four other Celtic players, signed a short-term deal with Rangers to allow a Rangers/Celtic XI to play Caledonian FC in a friendly to mark the turning on of their new floodlights. This was due to Scottish FA rules requiring all players fielded by a club to be signed to that club. Therefore, this was a Rangers team with Celtic players as guests.

Coaching Career:
Cork Hibernian player-coach-manager (from 13 October 1959)
Bangor manager (7 January 1964 – 29 April 1965 (resigned))
Portadown manager (from 16 December 1965)
Bangor manager (30 January 1968 – 27 July 1971 (died))

Biography: 
"Do you enjoy playing for your country, Mr Ramsey?" asked Charlie. "I do, Mr Tully," replied the ever-polite future knight. "Make the most of it today, then," came back the irrepressible Irishman, "it might be the last chance you get."

During the 2-2 draw, Tully swerved a corner kick from the left (he took them with either foot from both sides) past the astonished and unbalanced Gil Merrick in the England goal.

More to follow.

Charlie Tully Official Website

BelfastCeltic.net
Wikipedia
OurGlasgowHeroes 1 2
The Scotsman – The Hero Who Came To Tea
BangorFC
AN ALPHABET OF THE CELTS
Celtic Graves Society

Ireland Cap Details: 
09-10-1948 England. H L 2-6 BC
06-11-1949 England. A L 2-9 WCQ
06-10-1951 Scotland H L 0-3 BC
04-10-1952 England. H D 2-2 BC 2 Goals
05-11-1952 Scotland A D 1-1 BC
11-11-1952 France.. A L 1-3 FR 1 Goal
15-04-1953 Wales... H L 2-3 BC
03-10-1953 Scotland H L 1-3 WCQ
02-11-1955 England. A L 0-3 BC
15-10-1958 Spain... A L 2-6 FR

Summary: 10/3. Won 0, Drew 2, Lost 8.

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