29 October 2008

Robert Stewart

Name: Robert Kennedy Stewart
Born: 15 August 1868
Died: 1 September 1940
Position: Full-Back

Representative Honours: Ireland: 11 Full Cap (1890-1894); Irish League: 1 Full Cap (1893).
Club Honours: (with Cliftonville) Irish Cup Runner-Up 1892/93; Co. Antrim Shield Winner.

Club Career:
St Columb's Court
Cliftonville

Biography:
A full-back with St. Columb's Court and then Cliftonville, Robert Stewart played in the 1893 5-1 Irish Cup Final with the Reds and also tasted success in the Co. Antrim Shield. In April 1893 he played for the Irish League in their first representative fixture, a 3-0 win over the Scottish League.

Stewart was capped eleven times by Ireland, the first three while with St. Columb's Court and the remainder when a Cliftonville player. He played at both left and right-back at international level and captained his country against Scotland in 1890.

Ireland Cap Details:
08-02-1890 Wales... A L 2-5 BC
15-03-1890 England. H L 1-9 BC
29-03-1890 Scotland H L 1-4 BC
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
25-02-1893 England. A L 1-6 BC
05-04-1893 Wales... H W 4-3 BC
24-02-1894 Wales... A L 1-4 BC
03-03-1894 England. H D 2-2 BC
31-03-1894 Scotland H L 1-2 BC

Summary: 11/0. Won 1, Drew 2, Lost 8.


Picture and details by George Glass.

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