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Ren Potts

Name: Renwick McCarroll Potts Born: 1858 Died: Height: Weight: Position: Forward Representative Honours: Ireland: 2 Full Caps (1883) . Club Honours: (with Cliftonville) Irish Cup Winner 1882/83 , Runner-Up 1880/81, 1881/82 . Club Career: Teams Seasons Signed Fee League FA Cup Other Cliftonville - - Amateur 0/0 - - TOTALS - - 0/0 - - Biography: Ren Potts was an original member of Cliftonville Football Club and featured for them in the first three Irish Cup Finals. Although the first two resulted in 1-0 defeats by Moyola Park and Queen’s Island he claimed a winner’s medal in 1883 as Ulster were defeat in emphatic fashion, 5-0 at Bloomfield. Capped twice by Ireland, Potts’ debut against England brought a 7-0 defeat and little action for the forward-line. He retained his place in the line-up for the m

Jim Pyper

Name: James Pyper Born: 18 April 1876 Died: 5 March 1925 Height: Weight: Position: Centre-Forward Representative Honours: Ireland: 7 Full Caps / 2 Goals (1897-1900) ; Irish League: 2 Caps (1897-1899). Club Honours: (with Cliftonville) Irish Cup Winner 1896/97, 1899/00, 1900/01 . Club Career: Teams Seasons Signed Fee League FA Cup Other Cliftonville - - Amateur - - - TOTALS - £- - - - Biography: Jim Pyper was the eldest of the Pyper brothers who played together for both Cliftonville and Ireland. In 1896/97 he scored five Irish League goals, finishing third equal in the season’s chart. He was actually capped for the first time two weeks after his brother John, who was almost two years his junior. Jim also led the line to three Irish Cup successes, as Cliftonville defeated Sherwood Foresters, Bohemians and Freebooters in the 1897, 1900 and 1901 Finals respecti

Jack Pyper

Name: John Stanley Pyper Born: 9 January 1878 Died: 6 August 1952 Height: Weight: Position: Right-Half / Full-Back Representative Honours: Ireland: 9 Full Caps / 1 Goal (1897-1902) ; Irish League: 5 Caps (1897-1900) . Club Honours: (with Cliftonville) Irish Cup Winner 1896/97, 1899/00 . Club Career: Teams Seasons Signed Fee League FA Cup Other Cliftonville - - Amateur - - - TOTALS - £- - - - Biography: The younger of the Pyper brothers, Jack was a left-half in Cliftonville’s 1897 Irish Cup Final success. That same season he was capped for the first time, as right-half in a 6-0 defeat by England. He retained his place in the Ireland line-up for much of the next five seasons, also featuring at right-back and left-back. He scored his only international goal to make the scoreline 3-3 against Wales in hi

Tom Priestley

Name: Thomas James Montgomery Priestley Born: 11 March 1911, Belfast Died: 28 July 1985, Belfast Height: Weight: Position: Forward Representative Honours: Ireland: 2 Full Caps (1932-1933) , 3 Amateur Caps (1932-1933) ; League of Ireland: 3 Caps (1937-1939) . Club Honours: (with Linfield) Co. Antrim Shield Winner 1932/33 ; Belfast Charity Cup Winner 1932/33 . Club Career: Teams Seasons Signed Fee League FA . Cup Other Cookstown - - - (South Derry League) Coleraine - Jul-28 Amateur - - - Linfield 32/33 Sep-32 Amateur - - - Chelsea 33/34 Jun-33 £2,000 23/1 4/1 - Shelbourne - - - - - - TOTALS - £2,000 -

George McMaster

PlayUpLiverpool Name: George McMaster Born: 1878 Died: 23 March   1931, Belfast (age 53) Height: Weight: Position: Left-Half Representative Honours: Ireland: 3 Full Caps (1887) ; Irish League: 4 Caps (1897-1899) . Club Honours: (with Glentoran) Irish League Champion 1896/97, 1904/05 ; Irish Cup Runner-Up 1898/99 ; City Cup Winner 1896/97, 1898/99 ; Co. Antrim Shield Winner 1900/01, 1901/02 ; Belfast Charity Cup Winner 1901/02 . Club Career: Teams Seasons Signed Fee League FA Cup Other Glentoran 1895/96-1907/08 - - *174/5 - - TOTALS - £- 174/5 - - * all games. Biography: Courtesy of ForzaTV . Born in 1878, George McMaster, a left-back or left-half, was with Glentoran for 13 seasons and made 174 appearances, scoring 3 [sic] goals. He made his debut in 1895-96 and was in the Charity Cup side which defeated Cliftonville 1-0 in the May final. The following se

John McVicker

Name: John McVicker Born: 29 April 1868 Died:  c.1940,   Macclesfield (England) Position: Centre-Forward / Right-Back Representative Honours: Ireland: 2 Full Caps (1888-1889) . Club Career: Teams Seasons Signed Fee League FA Cup Other Glentoran 83/84-87/88 - Amateur 0/0 /4 - Linfield 87/88-88/89 - - 0/0 - - Glentoran 88/89-90/91 - - - /1 - Birmingham St George's - - (Football Alliance) Accrington 91/92 - - 19/0 3/0 - Ardwick 92/93-93/94 Mar-1892 - 26/0 3/0 - Macclesfield 94/95 May-1894 - (Combination) TOTALS - £- 45/0 - - Biography: John McVicker became the first Irish international to feature in the English Football League when he appeared for (the original)

Sam McGregor

Name: Samuel McGregor Born: c. 1900 Died: Height: Weight: Position: Outside-Right Representative Honours: Ireland: 1 Full Cap (1921) ; Irish League: 3 Caps (1921) . Club Honours: Irish League Champion 1920/21 ; Irish Cup Winner 1920/21 ; Co. Antrim Shield Winner 1920/21 . Club Career: Teams Seasons Signed Fee League FA Cup Other Glentoran 20/21-21/22 - - *60/1 - - Dundela 22/23 - - - - - Ards 23/24 - - /1 - - TOTALS - £- - - - * all domestic games Biography: A winger who could light up matches, Sam McGregor’s game was somewhat hindered by his poor goalscoring record. A regular in the Glentoran forward-line for two seasons, he managed just one goal, the opener in a 4-1 Gold Cup hammering

Harold McCaw

Name: John Harold McCaw Born: 17 March 1906 Died: 14 August 1982 Position: Outside-Left Representative Honours: Ireland: 6 Full Caps / 1 Goal (1927-1931) ; Irish League: 4 Caps / 1 Goal (1927-1930) . Club Honours: (with Linfield) Irish League Champion; Irish Cup Winner 1929/30, 1930/31 ; City Cup Winner; Gold Cup Winner; Co. Antrim Shield Winner 1927/28, 1929/30, 1931/32 . Club Career: Teams Seasons Signed Fee League FA Cup Other Linfield - - - - - - TOTALS - £- - - - Biography: Harold McCaw spent eight glorious seasons with Linfield. In his time at Windsor the flying winger picked up every honour available. He was part of the famous Blues forward-line that read: Houston – McCracken – Bambrick – Matthews – McCaw, remaining life-long friend and goal partner to Billy Houston. Capped six times by Ireland, McCaw scored his only goal against Scotland in 1930. That g
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