Name: Hugh Maginnis
Born: 5 September 1878
Representative Honours: Ireland: 8 Full Caps (1900-1904); Irish League: 3 Caps (1898-1904).
Club Honours: (with Linfield) Irish League Champion 1897/98, 1901/02, 1903/04; Irish Cup Winner 1897/98, 1898/99, 1901/02, 1903/04; City Cup Winner; Co. Antrim Shield Winner.
Clubs..... --Seasons-- Signed League
Glossop... 04/05 ..... ...... .20/ 0
Distillery ........... Nov-06
A stalwart in the Linfield side at the turn of the twentieth century, Hughie Maginnis played mainly at left-half as the Blues claimed three Irish League titles and four Irish Cups in a seven year spell.
For his efforts Maginnis was awarded Inter-League honours (finishing on the losing side against the Scottish League on three occasions) and international recognition. He played in Ireland’s first ever victory over Scotland, on the teams’ twentieth meeting, at Parkhead in 1903. There were also two victories over Wales and a draw with the Scots to give Maginnis an enviable record of three wins and a draw from eight caps.
Maginnis’ career would take him briefly to the Football League, where he played with Second Division Glossop (alongside another Irish international, Archie Goodall), and to Distillery. However, it was his achievements during Linfield’s final days at Balmoral and in the International Championship with Ireland for which he is best remembered.
Ireland Cap Details:
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
21-03-1903 Scotland A W 2-0 BC
28-03-1903 Wales... H W 2-0 BC
12-03-1904 England. H L 1-3 BC
21-03-1904 Wales... A W 1-0 BC
26-03-1904 Scotland H D 1-1 BC
Summary: 8/0. Won 3, Drew 1, Lost 4.
With thanks to Martin O'Connor for additional information.