26 February 2012

Fred Weir

Name: F.E. Weir
Born: Lurgan
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Weight:
Position: Right-Back

Representative Honours: Ireland: 1 Amateur Cap (1939); Irish League: 1 Cap (1939).
Club Honours: (with Sunnyside) Clements Lyttle Cup Winner 1937/38; (with Glenavon) Gold Cup Runner-Up 1938/39.

Club Career:
Clubs
Seasons
Signed
Fee
League
Other
Sunnyside
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Amateur
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Glenavon
37/38-??/??
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Amateur
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TOTALS
£-
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Biography:
A resolute back, capable on the right or left, Freddie Weir came through intermediate football in his native Lurgan, claiming a Clements Lyttle Cup win with Sunnyside following a surprise 1-0 win over Linfield Swifts.

Transferred to Lurgan's senior side Glenavon mid-way through the 1937/38 season, Weir quickly proved himself a reliable rock for his more attacking teammates. Sure in the tackle and confident in his kicking, with a little over a years experience, he was selected to represent both Amateur Ireland and the Irish League.

By 1939 Weir was being linked with a move across the water, with Chesterfield mooted as his likely destination.

Ireland Amateur Cap Details:
18-02-1939 England H L 0-1

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

Irish League Representative Appearance Details:
11-03-1939 League of Ireland D 2-2

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

Source: Irelands Saturday Night (27 May 1939) courtesy of Jim Murphy.

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