Name: Robin Trainor
Representative Honours: Northern Ireland: 5 Amateur Caps / 3 Goals (1958-1959), Junior; Irish league: 2 Caps (1957-1958).
Club Honours: (with Coleraine) Gold Cup Winner 1958/59.
Capped as an outside-left at Junior international level during the 1956/57 season, Bobby Trainor achieved rapid elevation to senior football. He established himself at outside-right for Coleraine during the following season and in November 1957 he represented the Irish League against Western Command at Windsor Park. On St. Patrick’s Day 1958 he played against the League of Ireland in Dublin.
In January 1958 Trainor scored on his Amateur international debut against Wales and he retained his place in the Ireland Amateur squad for the next two seasons scoring two more goals. Such was his form that Trainor was included in the Northern Ireland squad for the 1958 World Cup, though he didn’t travel to Sweden. He never added full international honours to his collection.
Trainor was part of the Coleraine side that shocked Glentoran in the Gold Cup Final in November 1958, reversing a 7-1 defeat just a month earlier to claim a 1-0 win at Windsor Park.
More to follow.
Northern Ireland Amateur Cap Details:
18-01-1958 Wales... H W 3-1 1 Goal
22-02-1958 Scotland A W 3-1
27-09-1958 England. A L 2-6 1 Goal
17-01-1959 Wales... A W 4-3 1 Goal
21-02-1959 Scotland H D 0-0
Summary: 5/3. Won 3, Drew 1, Lost 1.
Irish League Representative Match Details:
13-11-1957 Western Command.. H W 6-0
17-03-1958 League of Ireland A D 2-2
Summary: 2/0. Won 1, Drew 1, Lost 0.