28 April 2010

Jack Graham

Name: John Graham
Born: Belfast
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Position: Right-Half

Representative Honours: Ireland: 2 Amateur Caps (1938), 1 Junior Cap (1935).
Club Honours: (with Bangor) Irish Cup Runner-Up 1937/38.

Club Career:
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League
FA.Cup
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Broadway Utd
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Cliftonville
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Amateur
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Bangor
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Aug-37
Amateur
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TOTALS
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£-
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Biography:
A right-back or right-half, Jack Graham was a member of the Bangor team that reached the Irish Cup final, for the first team in their history, in 1938. Against Belfast Celtic, the giants of the local game, Bangor managed a 0-0 draw at Solitude only to succumb 2-0 in the replay. Graham was rewarded for his form that season with two amateur caps as Ireland earned a credible draw with England at Filbert Street, Leicester and a 2-1 win over Scotland in Belfast.


A product of the successful Ulsterville Public Elementary School side, Graham's first taste of the game as a "grown-up" was with Broadway United where he stayed only briefly. He then joined Cliftonville where he earned Junior international honours and was then a reserve for the Ireland Amateur side that travelled to Blackpool 1936. In the summer of 1937 he had the choice of a professional deal with Bangor, but instead he elected to remain an amateur and joined Bangor.

Bangor FC

Ireland Amateur Cap Details:
19-02-1938 England. A D 1-1
13-04-1938 Scotland H W 2-1

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



Additional details from an ISN profile (15/04/1938) kindly forwarded by Jim Murphy.

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