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Northern Ireland Players in the FA Amateur Cup and FA Trophy Finals

- Most Capped - Top Goalscorers - Youngest Players - Oldest Players - - Premier Players - Cup Finalists - Award Winners - Million Pound Men - - Dual Internationals - Captains - Goalkeepers - One Cap Wonders - - FA Cup - Football League Cup - Minor English Cups - FA Amateur Cup/FA Trophy - - FA Youth Cup - Scottish Cup - SFL Cups - - UEFA/FIFA Competitions - FA Amateur Cup The Amateur Cup Final was one of English showpiece events from 1894 until FA rule changes saw it discontinued in 1974. The following Full and Amateur (Northern) Ireland internationals appeared in the "Big Match"... (WIP) Player Team Winner Finalist Kelleher McCracken Quail .. Reynolds Sloan Dennis Eddie Jimmy .. Eddie Andrew Barnet Barking Hendon .. Wimbledon London Caledonians 1946 .. 1960 1965 1963 1923 1948 1927 .. .. .. .. FA Challenge Trophy Althou

Joe Meldrum

PSNI FC Name: Joseph Patrick Meldrum Born: c.1936 Height: Weight: Position: Centre-Forward Representative Honours: Northern Ireland: 5 Amateur Caps / 1 Goal (1960-1962) ; Irish League: 4 Caps (1961-1963). Club Honours: (with Distillery) Irish League Champion 1962/63 ; Irish Cup Runner-Up 1962/ 63; City Cup Winner 1962/63 ; (with Crusaders) Irish Cup Winner 1966/67, 1967/68 ; Co. Antrim Shield Winner 1968/69. Club Career: Teams Seasons Signed Fee League FA . Cup Europe Other Distillery 59/60 - 64/65 - Amateur *195/172 - 2/0 - R.U.C. - - - - - - - Crusaders - c/s-66 - - - 4/0 - TOTALS - £- - - 6/0 - Biography: To follow. PSNI Site Joe Meldrum slots home Crusaders 2nd goal as they defeat Linfield 2-0 in the 1968 Irish Cup Final at The Oval (courtesy of Chri

Jim Savage

Name: James Savage Born: Belfast Height: Weight: Position: Forward Representative Honours: Northern Ireland: 4 Amateur Caps (1970-1973) ; Great Britain Olympic Team. Club Honours: (with Distillery) Irish Cup Winner 1970/71. Club Career: Teams ..... --Seasons-- Domestic Europe St Paul's Distillery 67/68-74/75 . 202/ 44 .. 2/ 0 Biography: A versatile forward, though most at home leading the line, Jim Savage came through junior football to make his Distillery debut on 10th February 1968. He is perhaps best remembered for scoring in The Whites 1971 Irish Cup Final win over Derry City, Martin O'Neill scoring the others in a 3-0 win. That same year Savage and O'Neill also played alongside each other in an Amateur International against Scotland at The Oval. As well as his four Amateur caps he also played for the British Olympic team in their unsuccessful 1972 qualifying series. Northern Ireland Amateur Cap Details: 02-10-1970 England. A L 1-4 19-02-1971 Scotland H

Frank Watters

Name: Born: Lisburn Height: 5.10½ ft Weight: 12.12 st Position: Centre-Half Representative Honours: Ireland: 2 Amateur Caps (1951-1953) ; Irish League: 1 Cap (1954) ; Irish FA Representative. Club Honours: (with Distillery) Irish Cup Winner 1955/56 ; City Cup Winner 1959/60 ; Gold Cup Runner-Up 1953/ 54; Co. Antrim Shield Winner 1953/54 , Runner-Up 1952/53. Club Career: Teams Seasons Signed Fee League FA Cup Other Banbridge Town - - - - - - Distillery 50/51-60/61 - - *256/0 - - TOTALS - £- - - - * all games Biography: A highly versatile player, Lisburn-lad Frankie Watters spent over a decade at Distillery, mainly featuring at centre-half. In the late-1950s, after losing his regular firstteam place, he filled in at full-back when required an

Jimmy Quail

Name: James Quail Position: Inside-Left Representative Honours: Northern Ireland: 2 Amateur Caps / 2 Goals (1960-1961) ; Great Britain (1964). Club Honours: (with Hendon) Athenian League Champion 1960/61 ; Isthmian League Champion 1964/65 ; FA Amateur Cup Winner 1959/60, 1964/65. Club Career: Clubs Seasons Signed Fee League FA Cup Other Hendon - - Amateur (Athenian League/Isthmian.League) TOTALS £0 - - - Biography: Jimmy Quail was a two-time FA Amateur Cup winner with Hendon. In 1960 he played in front of 60,000 at Wembley as Kingstonian were defeated 2-1. Five years later and another Wembley victory was witnessed by a 45,000 crowd with Whitby Town defeated 3-1, Quail slamming home Hendon's second and his pass setting up the third. A double leg break in the 1966 quarter-final against Wycombe Wanderers robbed

Denis Kelleher

Name: Denis (Dennis) Kelleher Born: 20 November 1918, Dungarvan, Munster Died: November 2004 Position: Inside/Centre-Forward Representative Honours: Ireland: 8 Amateur Caps / 4 Goals (1938-1950) ; Great Britain  (1948). Club Honours: (with Barnet) FA Amateur Cup Winner 1945/46 , Runner-Up 1947/48 ; Athenian League Champion; London Senior Cup Winner. Club Career: Clubs Seasons Signed Fee League FA Cup Other Barnet Middlesex . Wanderers - - - -49 Amateur Guest 358/286 - (Athenian League) - TOTALS £0 - - - Biography: During the Second World War Lieutenant Dennis Kelleher, R.N.V.R. was captured at Torbruk. In March 1944 he succeeded in escaping from a German Prisoner of War camp and on 25 March, just three days after arriving back in England, he returned to the football field for Barnet in a 2-1 win over Grays Athletic. Kelleher was a successful goalscorer wi

Jim McCarthy

Name: James McCarthy Born: 14 September 1911 Died: 14 September 1986 Position: Centre-Half Representative Honours: Ireland: 5 Amateur Caps (1937-1939) ; London FA Representative; Athenian League Representative; Hertfordshire County Representative; British Army Representative. Club Honours: (with Barnet) London Senior Cup Winner 1938, 1941 ; Hertfordshire Senior Cup Winner; Herts Charity Cup Winner. Club Career: Clubs Seasons Signed Fee League FA Cup Other Barnet 34/35-45/46 - Amateur (Athenian League) Edgeware Town - - Amateur (Corinthian League) TOTALS £0 - - - Biography: Jim McCarthy was a five times capped Ireland international centre-half. He spent more than a decade playing with Barnet, then a force in the Athenian League. McCarthy's best pre-Second World War

Alan Campbell

CFC Name: Thomas Alan Campbell Born: 11 September 1944, Belfast Height: 5.10 ft Weight: 11.11 st Position: Centre-Half / Full-Back Representative Honours: Northern Ireland: 4 Amateur Caps (1963-1964) , Junior, Youth, 3 Schoolboy Caps (1959) ; Irish League: 10 Caps (1963-1969). Club Honours: Club Career: Teams Seasons Signed Fee League FA Cup FL Cup Europe Other Distillery - May-60 Amateur - - - - - Sheffield . Wednesday - Feb-61 Trial 0(0)/0 - - - - Coleraine 61/62 - 70/71 Mar-62 Amateur - - - 7(0)/0 - Grimsby Town 70/71 - 72/73 Oct-70 - 84(1)/0 3(0)/0 4(0)/0 - - Coleraine 73/74 - 74/75 Aug-73 - - - - 2(0)/0 - Glenavon - Jan-75 - - - - - -
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