16 August 2008

Hiriam "Hymie" McKee

Name: Hiram Walton Harvey McKee (McKie)
Born: 16 September 1877, Belfast
Died: 29 November 1916
Height: 5.07 ft
Weight:
Position: Right-Half

Representative Honours: Ireland: 3 Full Caps (1895).
Club Honours: (with Cliftonville) Irish Cup Runner-Up 1892/93.

Club Career:
Teams
Seasons
Signed
Fee
League
FA.Cup
Other
Cliftonville
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Amateur
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TOTALS
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Biography:
Elder brother of Fred McKee, who kept goal for Ireland in the early 1900s, "Hymie" McKee also played as an amateur with Cliftonville. He played in each of Ireland's matches through the 1895 Home Nations campaign and also played in Cliftonville's 1893 Irish Cup Final defeat by Linfield.

An accountant by profession, McKee later moved to Winnipeg in Canada. He enlisted in the Canadian infantry in May 1916 and is listed as having "died in war" that November, and is buried in Manitoba. He was 39 years-old and unmarried.

Ireland Cap Details:
09-03-1895 England. A L 0-9 BC (17 year, 174 days)
16-03-1895 Wales... H D 2-2 BC
30-03-1895 Scotland A L 1-3 BC

Summary: 3/0. Won 0, Drew 1, Lost 3.

Photograph supplied by Roy Cathcart. Additional details forwarded by Chris Goodwin of England Football Online.

An alternative birthdate of November 1872 has been suggested.

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