22 December 2008

John Gough

Name: John Gough
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Position: Goalkeeper

Representative Honours: Ireland: 1 Full Cap (1924); Irish League: 2 Caps (1923-1924)
Club Honours: (with Queen's Island) Irish League Champion 1923/24; Irish Cup Winner 1923/24; Co. Antrim Shield Winner 1923/24; City Cup Winner; (with Ballymena) Irish Cup Winner 1928/29, Runner-Up 1929/30.

Club Career:
Teams
Seasons
Signed
Fee
League
FA Cup
Other
Queen's Island
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Ballymena
28/29-29/30
Sep-28
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*83/0
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TOTALS
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* all games

Biography:
1924 proved the pinnacle of goalkeeper John Gough's career. With Queen's Island he collected Irish League, Irish Cup, City Cup and Co. Antrim Shield winner's medals. In that year he also represented Ireland and made his second inter-league appearance.

By the 1928/29 season Queen's Island were in a terminal decline that would see them leave senior football forever. Early in that campaign Gough had left them behind to sign for Ballymena. He played in successive Irish Cup finals for the fledgling team, a 2-1 win over Belfast Celtic in 1929 and a 4-3 defeat by Linfield the following year.

More to follow.

Ireland Cap Details:
24-09-1924 South Africa H L 1-2 FR

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

1 comment:

jimmyrayrush said...

this man is my great grandfather, I am so proud of him and may god bless the man who took the time to make this website

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