15 March 2010

Thomas McConkey

Name: Thomas McConkey
Born:
Height:
Weight:
Position: Outside-Left

Representative Honours: Ireland: 2 Amateur Caps (1927-1929), Junior Caps; Intermediate League Representative.
Club Honours:

Club Career:
Teams
Seasons
Signed
Fee
League
FA Cup
Other
Craigavad
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Amateur
(Amateur League)
Cliftonville
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Amateur
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TOTALS
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£-
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-

Biography:
A light-weight outside-left who used fleet footwork to escape the attentions of opposition defenders, Thomas McConkey was a graduate of Boys' Brigade football. After continuing his apprenticeship in the Amateur League he joined Cliftonville Olympic, gaining Junior caps against Scotland and Wales and Intermediate League honours against the Glasgow Junior League and Leinster Senior League during the 1926/27 season. By the end of that campaign he had been promoted to the Reds first eleven, making an "excellent start" to his career in the higher grades. Progress continued apace in his second season in senior circles as McConkey was rewarded with an Amateur cap against England and another two years later against Scotland.

Ireland Amateur Cap Details:
12-11-1927 England. A D 1-1
12-10-1929 Scotland H L 0-3

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

Details from an ISN profile kindly forwarded by Jim Murphy.

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