20 January 2009

Jack Milligan

Name: John Milligan
Born: July 1936
Height: 5.11 ft
Weight: 12.00 st
Position: Goalkeeper

Representative Honours: Northern Ireland: 1 B Cap (1959), 2 Amateur Caps (1959-1960); Irish League: 4 Caps (1961-1965); Co. Antrim FA Representative.
Club Honours: (with Crusaders) Ulster Cup Winner 1963/64.

Club Career:
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Europe
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22nd Old Boys
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Balmoral.Rec.
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Cliftonville
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Amateur
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Crusaders
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1960
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Bangor
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Biography:
An “agile, quick-thinking and determined” goalkeeper, Jack Milligan gained a host of representative honours. In 1959 alone he played for Ireland Amateur against England, for the County Antrim FA against the Sheffield FA and finally in a ‘B’ international against France – all while playing with Cliftonville.

It was after signing as a professional with Crusaders in 1960 that Milligan’s stock rose further. As well as gaining inter-League recognition, he was also included in the Northern Ireland squad that toured Europe at the end of the 1960/61 season as back-up to Jack McClelland. (Milligan is listed in some sources as coming on as a second-half substitute in a match against Italy. If this were true Milligan would then become Northern Ireland’s first substitute!)

By 1964/65 Milligan had joined Bangor and in May 1965 he saved a penalty while playing for the Irish League in a 1-0 win over the League of Ireland.

BangorFC Profile

Northern Ireland B Cap Details:
11-11-1959 France H D 1-1 FR

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


Northern Ireland Amateur Cap Details:
26-09-1959 England. H D 1-1
16-01-1960 Wales... H W 3-2

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

Irish league Representative Match Details:
03-04-1961 League of Ireland H D 1-1
04-10-1961 Scottish League.. A L 0-7
14-05-1965 League of Ireland A W 1-0
08-09-1965 Scottish League.. A L 2-6

Summary: 4/0. Won 1, Drew 1, Lost 2.

Pictures from Chris of the Crues and the Bangor FC Website.

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