14 February 2011

Harry McCracken

Name: Henry McCracken
Born: Castlewellan
Position: Centre-Forward / Inside-Right

Representative Honours: Ireland: 1 Amateur Cap / 3 Goals (1925); Irish League: 5 Caps (1928-1931).
Club Honours: (with Linfield) Irish League Champion; Irish Cup Winner 1929/30, 1930/31, 1933/34, Runner-Up 1931/32; Gold Cup Winner; City Cup Winner; Co. Antrim Shield Winner 1927/28, 1928/29, 1929/30.

Club Career:
Teams ........... --Seasons-- Signed League
Annsborough
Newry Town
Cardiff City .... 25/26 ..... Nov-25 0/ 0
Charlton Athletic 26/27 ......May-26 1/ 0
Linfield .................... Nov-26
Portadown ................... c/s-35

Biography:
One of four McCracken brothers from Castlewellan to appear in the Irish League and one of only five players to score a hattrick for Amateur Ireland. His three goals in three minutes early in the first half of a 1925 amateur international against England leveled the scores at 4-4 before the English eventually regained control of the match to win 6-4.

More to follow.

Ireland Amateur Cap Details:
07-11-1925 England A L 4-6 3 Goals

Summary: 1/3. Won 0, Drew 0, Lost 1.

Irish League Representative Appearance Details:
31-10-1928 Scottish League A L 2-8
25-09-1929 Football League A L 2-7
09-10-1929 Scottish League H L 1-4
23-09-1931 Football League A L 0-4
03-10-1931 Scottish League H W 3-2

Summary: 5/0. Won 1, Drew 0, lost 4.


Additional club career details courtesy of Martin O'Connor.

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