19 July 2008

"Thanny" McKeown

Name: Nathaniel McKeown
Born: 9 September 1868
Died: 11 June 1924
Position: Half-Back

Representative Honours: Ireland: 7 Full Cap (1892-1894); Irish League: 2 Caps (1893-1894).
Club Honours: (with Linfield) Irish League Champion 1890/91, 1891/92, 1892/93; Irish Cup Winner 1890/91, 1891/92, 1892/93, Runner-Up 1893/94; Belfast Charity Cup Winner.

Club Career:
Linfield
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Biography:
A regular in the Linfield side that dominated the earliest days of the Irish League, Thanny McKeown was the outstanding right-half of his day. Capped seven times in all by Ireland, he also played in the Irish League's first representative matches, an historic victory over the Scottish League.

Ireland Cap Details:
27-02-1892 Wales... A D 1-1 BC
05-03-1892 England. H L 0-2 BC
18-03-1892 Scotland H L 2-3 BC
25-03-1893 Scotland A L 1-6 BC
08-04-1893 Wales... H W 4-3 BC
24-02-1894 Wales... A L 1-4 BC
31-03-1894 Scotland H L 1-2 BC

Summary: 1/0. Won 1, Drew 1, Lost 5.

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