29 October 2007

Harold McCaw

Name: John Harold McCaw
Born: 17 March 1906
Died: 14 August 1982
Position: Outside-Left

Representative Honours: Ireland: 6 Full Caps / 1 Goal (1927-1931); Irish League: 4 Caps / 1 Goal (1927-1930).
Club Honours: (with Linfield) Irish League Champion; Irish Cup Winner 1929/30, 1930/31; City Cup Winner; Gold Cup Winner; Co. Antrim Shield Winner 1927/28, 1929/30, 1931/32.


Club Career:
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League
FA Cup
Other
Linfield
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Biography:
Harold McCaw spent eight glorious seasons with Linfield. In his time at Windsor the flying winger picked up every honour available. He was part of the famous Blues forward-line that read: Houston – McCracken – Bambrick – Matthews – McCaw, remaining life-long friend and goal partner to Billy Houston.

Capped six times by Ireland, McCaw scored his only goal against Scotland in 1930. That goal, direct from a corner-kick, was scant consolation for the Irish side who were outclassed 3-1 by a gifted Scottish eleven. He enjoyed no more luck in his four inter-league appearances. His only goal for the Irish League was a second-half consolation in a 9-1 hammering by the Football League in Newcastle.

Ireland Cap Details:

09-04-1927 Wales... A D 2-2 BC
21-02-1928 France.. A L 0-4 FR
22-02-1930 Scotland A L 1-3 BC 1 Goal
20-10-1930 England. A L 1-5 BC
21-02-1931 Scotland H D 0-0 BC
22-04-1931 Wales... A L 2-3 BC

Summary: 6/1. Won 0, Drew 2, Lost 4.

1 comment:

Gordon McCaw said...

Harold's only international goal was one of only three goals scored direct from a corner kick in a home international, the others being Alec Cheyne and Charlie Tully.

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