24 January 2009

Tommy Hamill

Name: Thomas J. Hamill
Born: 10 July 1933 (tbc)
Died: April 1996
Height: 5.11 ft
Weight: 12.00 st
Position: Centre-Half

Representative Honours: Northern Ireland: 1 B Cap (1957); Irish League: 14 Caps (1953-1958).
Club Honours: (with Linfield) Irish League Champion; Irish Cup Winner 1949/50, 1952/53, 1959/60 Runner-Up 1957/58; Co. Antrim Shield winner 1952/53, 1954/55, 1957/58, 1958/59, 1960/61; City Cup Winner; Gold Cup Winner; Ulster Cup Winner.

Club Career:
Teams
Seasons
Signed
Fee
League
FA Cup
Europe
Other
Queen's Island Woodworkers
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Linfield
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2/0
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TOTALS
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£-
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2/0
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Biography:
A versatile player, Tommy Hamill joined Linfield as a centre-forward from Queen's Island Woodworkers in the late-1940s. He developed into a fine defensive player, featuring mainly at centre-half. In over a decade at Windsor Park he claimed every honour available, many as captain.

The regular "pivot" for the Irish League at representative level - he earned particular praise for a performance against Nat Lofthouse - Hamill was also involved in the Northern Ireland squad as an un-used reserve. He did win a B cap against Rumania in 1957 and was a non-travelling member of the 1958 World Cup squad.

The red-headed Hamill, who was a shipyard worker by day, lost his place at Linfield to Sammy Hatton prior to the 1961/62 "clean-sweep" season.

More to follow.

Northern Ireland B Cap Details:
23-10-1957 Rumania H W 6-0 FR

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

Irish League Representative Match Details:
Summary: 14/0. Won 6, Drew 2, Lost 6.

Picture kindly sent by Nils Johansson.

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