31 August 2014

Walter McFarland

Name: Walter McFarland
Born: 1945
Died: 15 August 2014
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Position: Half-Back / Defender

Representative Honours: Northern Ireland: 2 Amateur Caps (1968).
Club Honours: (with Crusaders) Irish League Champion 1972/73, 1975/76; Irish Cup Winner 1966/67, 1967/68; Ulster Cup Winner 1963/64, Carlsberg Cup Winner 1973/74; Co. Antrim Shield Winner 1964/65, 1968/69, 1973/74.

Club Career:
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League
FA.Cup
Europe
Other
Crusaders
62/63-75/76
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Amateur
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Ballyclare.Comrades
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Biography:
Walter McFarland will be best remembered as a Crusaders player from 1962-1976, skippering them to the Irish League title in 1973 and featuring in a host of other successes.

He later joined the Seaview coaching staff and was also manager of Ballyclare Comrades.

After leaving football behind, McFarland earned successes on the judo mat, becoming World Masters Champion in 2001.

More details to follow.

Newtownabbey Hall of Fame
BBC report on death
Crusaders Tribute

Northern Ireland Amateur Cap Details:
16-03-1968 Scotland A W 2-0 
11-05-1968 Wales... H L 0-1

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

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