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Peter Farrell

Scorer in a famous win over England, but not for (Northern) Ireland, Peter Farrell’s dual-international feats do throw up some footballing oddities… Name: Peter Desmond Farrell Born: 16 August 1922, Dalkey, Dublin Died: 16 March 1999, Dalkey, Dublin Height: 5.08½ ft Weight: 12.02 st Position: Wing-Half Representative Honours: Ireland: 7 Full Caps (1946-1949) ; Eire: 28 Full Caps/3 Goals (1946-1957) ; League of Ireland: 7 Caps. Club Honours: (with Shamrock Rovers) FAI Cup Winner 1943/44, 1944/45 , Runner-Up 1945/46 ; (with Everton) Football League Division Two Runner-Up 1953/54 . Club Career: Teams Seasons Signed Fee League FA Cup FL Cup Other Cabinyeely Schoolboys - - Youth - - - - Shamrock Rovers 39/40-45/46 Aug-39 - / 7 - - - Everton 46/47-56/57 Aug-46 *£10,000 421/14 31/3 - - Tranmere

Hall of Fame - Good Old Boys

- Most Capped - Top Goalscorers - Youngest Players - Oldest Players - - Premier Players - Cup Finalists - Award Winners - Million Pound Men - - Olympians - Dual Internationals - Captains - Goalkeepers - One Cap Wonders - Northern Ireland have been blessed with some players with outstanding longevity... The following Players represented (Northern) Ireland beyond their fortieth year. Player Date Age Birth Last Cap Years Days Absolute Days Elisha Scott 24/08/1893 11/03/1936 42 200 15539 Pat Jennings 12/06/1945 12/06/1986# 41 0 14975 Jack Henderson 31/07/1844* 11/04/1885 40 254 14864+ Matt Wilson 31/12/1843* 23/02/1884 40 54 14664+ Maik Taylor 04/09/1971 11/10/2011 40 37 14647 Bill McCracken 29/01/1883 03/03/1923 40 33 146

Bertie Fulton

A player of true Corinthian Spirit , well after the phrase could have been considered an anachronism in football circles, Bertie Fulton won every honour available to him, and never received a penny... Name: Robert Patrick Fulton Born: 6 November 1906, Larne Died: 5 May 1979, Larne Position: Left-Back Representative Honours: Ireland: 21 Full Caps (1928-1938) ; 20 Amateur Caps / 1 Goal (1925-1938) ; Irish League: 15 Caps (1929-1940) ; Northern Regional "War-Time" League: 4 Caps (1941-1943) ; Great Britain Olympic Team: 3 Games (1936) ; Ireland/Wales v Football League (1935). Club Honours: (with Larne ) Irish Cup Runner-Up 1927/ 28; (Belfast Celtic) Irish League Champion 1925/26, 1928/29, 1932/33, 1935/36, 1936/37, 1937/38, 1938/39, 1939/40; Irish Cup Winner 1937/38, 1940/41, 1942/43, Runner-Up 1928/29; Northern Regional League Champion 1940/41, 1941/42, 1942/43; Gold Cup Winner 1939/40 , Runner-Up 1929/30, 1937/38; City Cup Winner 1925/26, 1929/30, 1930/31, 1932/33, 1

Tommy Forde

Name: J. Thomas Forde Born: 14 March 1931, Belfast Died: January 2012, Australia (aged 81) Height: 5.10 ft Weight: 12.00 st Position: Centre-Half Representative Honours: Northern Ireland: 4 Full Caps (1958-1960) ; Irish League: 7 Caps (1957-1961) ; South Australia Representative. Club Honours: (with Ards) Irish League Champion 1957/58 ; Gold Cup Winner 1953/54 ; Co. Antrim Shield Winner 1956/57 ; (with Distillery) Irish League Champion 1962/63 ; City Cup Winner 1962/63 . Club Career: Teams Seasons Signed Fee League FA Cup Europe Other Distillery - - - - - - - Wolverhampton Wanderers 51/52 c/s-51 £5,000 0/ 0 - - - Glenavon 51/52-52/53 -51 - - - - - Ards 53/54-61/62 c/s-53 -

Hugh Flack

Name: Hugh David Flack Born: 26 April 1903, Belfast Died: Height: Weight: Position: Left-Back Representative Honours: Ireland: 1 Full Cap (1929). Club Honours: (with Distillery) Belfast Charities Cup Winner 1930/31 . Club Career: Teams Seasons Signed Fee League FA Cup Other Crusaders - - - (Intermediate League) Burnley 28/29 - - 3/0 - - Swansea Town 29/30 - - 0/0 - - Distillery 30/31-31/32 - - - - - Halifax Town 32/33-33/34 - - 74/0 - - TOTALS - £- 77/0 - - Biography: Hugh Flack made the jump from Irish Intermediate football to the English First Division with little effect. He gained
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