31 October 2007

Jack Pyper

Name: John Stanley Pyper
Born: 9 January 1878
Died: 6 August 1952
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Position: Right-Half / Full-Back

Representative Honours: Ireland: 9 Full Caps / 1 Goal (1897-1902); Irish League: 5 Caps (1897-1900).
Club Honours: (with Cliftonville) Irish Cup Winner 1896/97, 1899/00.

Club Career:
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FA Cup
Other
Cliftonville
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Biography:
The younger of the Pyper brothers, Jack was a left-half in Cliftonville’s 1897 Irish Cup Final success. That same season he was capped for the first time, as right-half in a 6-0 defeat by England. He retained his place in the Ireland line-up for much of the next five seasons, also featuring at right-back and left-back. He scored his only international goal to make the scoreline 3-3 against Wales in his second appearance – from which point Ireland went on to claim a rare victory.

Like his elder brother Jim, Jack was called to ministry, serving the Strand Presbyterian Church in Portstewart.

Ireland Cap Details:
20-02-1897 England. A L 0- 6 BC
06-03-1897 Wales... H W 4- 3 BC 1 Goal
27-03-1897 Scotland A L 1- 5 BC
18-02-1899 England. A L 2-13 BC
04-03-1899 Wales... H W 1- 0 BC
24-02-1900 Wales... A L 0- 2 BC
03-03-1900 Scotland H L 0- 3 BC
17-03-1900 England. H L 0- 2 BC
01-03-1902 Scotland H L 1- 3 BC

Summary: 9/1. Won 2, Drew 0, Lost 7.

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