Tom Durkin

OVERALL STATISTICS

BIRTHAGESIGNED ONFROM
18-04-1895
N/A
Date unknown.
Local
DEBUTLAST MATCHLEFT
25-01-1913 v Swinton
Leigh
1921- Wakefield Trinity
CAREERAPPEARANCES (SUBS)
1912-1920
85 (0)
TRIESGOALSDGOALSPTS
17
0
0
51

BIOGRAPHY

Tommy Durkin was a tough and mobile, no-nonsense second row forward whose career with his home town club straddled the pre and post First World War era. The 1911 census tells us that Tommy lived in Hardy Street, with 2 brothers and 3 sisters. He was classed as a labourer at the plate glassworks, ideal for his sporting activities on a Saturday afternoon. Both his father [County Mayo] and mother had come over from Ireland, which was certainly not an unusual occurrence for our town.

Tom made his debut in a 17-0 victory over Swinton half way through the 1912-13 season and went on to make 85 appearances all told, including some matches for the club in the War Emergency League. Given his initial address in Hardy Street, in a dominant catchment area for the burgeoning St. Helens Recreation club and the fact that he worked at Pilkingtons, he could well have played in a red, amber and black jersey against the Saints!

The Players’ Registers has Tommy living in Bruce Street in the early 1920s, after his marriage and he played in every round of the 1914-15 Challenge Cup campaign, when unfancied Saints reached the final, only to be vanquished by Huddersfield’s Team of all the Talents. He also played in a Lancashire Cup semi-final against Oldham in November 1913, which Saints lost 5-17.

Tommy went on to join Wakefield Trinity before the start of the 1921-22 season. The Coal Hewer was living at 8 Johnson Street, St Helens in 1939. He died in St Helens in March 1958 at the age of 62.

SEASON STATISTICS

Season (Official Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1912~13 0 0 0 2
1913~146 0 0 8
1914~15 5 0 0 35
1919~202 0 0 16
1920~21 4 0 0 24
TOTALS:17 0 0 85
Season (Other Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1915~16 20020
1918~19 0001
TOTALS:20021

ALL MATCHES

DatePosOpponentsCompSeasonVenueFTFTOTGDGNPS**
25th Jan 1913 W 11 Swinton L 1912~13 H 17 0 VIEW
24th Mar 1913 L 11 Huddersfield L 1912~13 A 3 21 VIEW
6th Sep 1913 W 12 Runcorn L 1913~14 A 10 5 VIEW
18th Oct 1913 W 13 Leigh L 1913~14 H 37 7 1 VIEW
8th Nov 1913 W 13 Broughton Rangers L 1913~14 H 18 8 1 VIEW
15th Nov 1913 L 13 Oldham LCSF 1913~14 A 5 17 VIEW
10th Apr 1914 L 12 Wigan L 1913~14 A 2 30 VIEW
11th Apr 1914 W 12 Rochdale Hornets L 1913~14 H 47 5 2 VIEW
13th Apr 1914 L 12 Huddersfield L 1913~14 A 8 10 VIEW
18th Apr 1914 W 12 Hunslet L 1913~14 H 36 6 2 VIEW
5th Sep 1914 W 12 Runcorn L 1914~15 H 26 0 VIEW
12th Sep 1914 L 12 Swinton L 1914~15 A 3 12 VIEW
19th Sep 1914 W 12 Oldham L 1914~15 H 10 4 VIEW
26th Sep 1914 L 12 Rochdale Hornets L 1914~15 A 11 26 VIEW
10th Oct 1914 W 12 Widnes L 1914~15 H 12 5 VIEW
17th Oct 1914 L 12 Swinton LC1 1914~15 A 11 13 VIEW
24th Oct 1914 L 12 Bradford Northern L 1914~15 A 3 28 VIEW
31st Oct 1914 L 12 Broughton Rangers L 1914~15 H 5 6 VIEW
7th Nov 1914 L 12 Bramley L 1914~15 A 16 22 VIEW
14th Nov 1914 W 12 Barrow L 1914~15 H 13 12 VIEW
21st Nov 1914 W 12 Dewsbury L 1914~15 H 26 16 VIEW
28th Nov 1914 L 12 Warrington L 1914~15 A 6 15 VIEW
5th Dec 1914 W 12 Keighley L 1914~15 H 11 6 VIEW
12th Dec 1914 W 12 Oldham L 1914~15 A 9 5 VIEW
19th Dec 1914 W 12 Bramley L 1914~15 H 24 0 VIEW
26th Dec 1914 L 12 Wigan L 1914~15 H 6 15 1 VIEW
1st Jan 1915 W 12 Runcorn L 1914~15 A 10 4 VIEW
2nd Jan 1915 W 12 Warrington L 1914~15 H 25 0 2 VIEW
9th Jan 1915 W 12 Salford L 1914~15 A 9 3 VIEW
16th Jan 1915 W 12 Leigh L 1914~15 A 6 2 VIEW
23rd Jan 1915 W 12 Hull L 1914~15 H 11 9 VIEW
6th Feb 1915 W 10 Salford L 1914~15 H 23 2 VIEW
27th Feb 1915 W 12 Featherstone Rovers CC1 1914~15 A 6 0 VIEW
6th Mar 1915 L 12 Dewsbury L 1914~15 A 3 13 VIEW
13th Mar 1915 W 12 Swinton CC2 1914~15 A 5 0 VIEW
27th Mar 1915 W 12 Keighley CC3 1914~15 A 3 2 VIEW
29th Mar 1915 W 12 Rochdale Hornets L 1914~15 H 12 3 1 VIEW
2nd Apr 1915 L 12 Wigan L 1914~15 A 11 13 VIEW
3rd Apr 1915 W 12 Bradford Northern L 1914~15 H 19 3 1 VIEW
5th Apr 1915 L 12 Hull L 1914~15 A 6 46 VIEW
10th Apr 1915 D 12 Rochdale Hornets CCSF 1914~15 N 5 5 VIEW
14th Apr 1915 L 12 Broughton Rangers L 1914~15 A 8 31 VIEW
17th Apr 1915 L 12 Widnes L 1914~15 A 0 21 VIEW
24th Apr 1915 W 12 Rochdale Hornets CCSF(rep) 1914~15 N 9 2 VIEW
1st May 1915 L 12 Huddersfield CCF 1914~15 N 3 37 VIEW
11th Sep 1915 L 12 St. Helens Recs * Fr WEL 1915~16 A 5 10 VIEW
25th Sep 1915 W 12 Broughton Rangers * Fr WEL 1915~16 H 11 5 VIEW
2nd Oct 1915 W 12 Swinton * Fr WEL 1915~16 H 7 3 VIEW
9th Oct 1915 W 12 Salford * Fr WEL 1915~16 H 27 8 VIEW
14th Nov 1915 L 11 Salford * Fr WEL 1915~16 A 5 18 VIEW
11th Dec 1915 W 11 Runcorn * Fr WEL 1915~16 H 6 2 VIEW
25th Dec 1915 D 11 St. Helens Recs * Fr WEL 1915~16 H 0 0 VIEW
26th Dec 1915 W 11 Wigan * Fr WEL 1915~16 H 8 2 VIEW
1st Jan 1916 W 10 St. Helens Recs * Fr WEL *AB 1915~16 A 2 0 VIEW
8th Jan 1916 L 11 St. Helens Recs * Fr WEL 1915~16 A 3 8 VIEW
22nd Jan 1916 L 11 Wigan * Fr WEL 1915~16 H 0 6 VIEW
29th Jan 1916 L 11 St. Helens Recs * Fr WEL 1915~16 H 3 6 VIEW
12th Feb 1916 L 11 Hull * Fr WEL 1915~16 A 3 22 VIEW
17th Mar 1916 W 10 Runcorn * Fr WEL 1915~16 H 19 11 1 VIEW
24th Mar 1916 L 10 Swinton * Fr WEL 1915~16 A 3 11 VIEW
15th Apr 1916 W 10 Runcorn * Fr WEL 1915~16 H 12 2 1 VIEW
21st Apr 1916 L 10 Wigan * Fr WEL 1915~16 A 16 29 VIEW
22nd Apr 1916 L 10 St. Helens Recs * Fr WEL 1915~16 A 3 11 VIEW
24th Apr 1916 L 10 Barrow * Fr WEL 1915~16 A 0 23 VIEW
29th Apr 1916 W 10 Swinton * Fr WEL 1915~16 H 5 3 VIEW
25th Dec 1918 L 13 St. Helens Recs * Fr 1918~19 A 0 20 VIEW
13th Sep 1919 L 13 Swinton L 1919~20 A 5 7 VIEW
8th Nov 1919 W 13 Hull K.R. L 1919~20 H 11 0 1 VIEW
11th Nov 1919 L 13 Rochdale Hornets L 1919~20 A 5 6 1 VIEW
22nd Nov 1919 L 13 Halifax L 1919~20 A 8 17 VIEW
20th Dec 1919 W 13 Halifax L 1919~20 H 5 0 VIEW
25th Dec 1919 L 13 St. Helens Recs L 1919~20 A 6 21 VIEW
26th Dec 1919 W 13 Wigan L 1919~20 H 13 5 VIEW
27th Dec 1919 L 13 Broughton Rangers L 1919~20 A 0 15 VIEW
1st Jan 1920 W 13 St. Helens Recs L 1919~20 H 9 8 VIEW
3rd Jan 1920 D 13 Wakefield Trinity L 1919~20 A 9 9 VIEW
24th Jan 1920 W 13 Widnes L 1919~20 H 12 2 VIEW
7th Feb 1920 L 13 Barrow L 1919~20 A 5 25 VIEW
14th Feb 1920 L 13 Batley L 1919~20 A 3 6 VIEW
21st Feb 1920 D 13 Wakefield Trinity CC1 1919~20 H 2 2 VIEW
24th Feb 1920 D 13 Wakefield Trinity CC1(rep) 1919~20 A 2 2 VIEW
26th Feb 1920 L 13 Wakefield Trinity CC1(2nd rep) 1919~20 N 3 12 VIEW
4th Sep 1920 W 12 Widnes L 1920~21 H 18 8 VIEW
11th Sep 1920 L 12 Leigh L 1920~21 A 0 5 VIEW
18th Sep 1920 W 12 Warrington L 1920~21 H 26 6 1 VIEW
25th Sep 1920 W 12 Swinton L 1920~21 A 17 8 VIEW
2nd Oct 1920 W 12 Bradford Northern L 1920~21 H 38 3 1 VIEW
9th Oct 1920 W 12 Widnes L 1920~21 A 10 2 VIEW
16th Oct 1920 W 12 Askam LC1 1920~21 H 26 2 1 VIEW
23rd Oct 1920 L 12 Rochdale Hornets L 1920~21 A 8 15 VIEW
6th Nov 1920 L 11 York L 1920~21 A 0 8 VIEW
13th Nov 1920 W 13 Barrow L 1920~21 H 8 5 VIEW
27th Nov 1920 W 13 Salford L 1920~21 H 14 5 VIEW
11th Dec 1920 W 13 Keighley L 1920~21 H 14 0 VIEW
18th Dec 1920 W 13 Bradford Northern L 1920~21 A 16 0 1 VIEW
25th Dec 1920 L 13 St. Helens Recs L 1920~21 H 0 5 VIEW
26th Dec 1920 L 13 Wigan L 1920~21 H 4 22 VIEW
1st Jan 1921 L 13 St. Helens Recs L 1920~21 A 0 39 VIEW
8th Jan 1921 L 13 York L 1920~21 H 0 6 VIEW
22nd Jan 1921 W 13 Hunslet L 1920~21 H 8 7 VIEW
29th Jan 1921 L 13 Warrington L 1920~21 A 2 15 VIEW
12th Feb 1921 L 12 Keighley L 1920~21 A 0 9 VIEW
26th Mar 1921 L 12 Oldham L 1920~21 A 0 28 VIEW
28th Mar 1921 W 12 Broughton Rangers L 1920~21 H 9 7 VIEW
2nd Apr 1921 W 12 Salford L 1920~21 A 10 5 VIEW
22nd Apr 1921 W 12 Leigh L 1920~21 H 15 8 VIEW
*Unofficial Match. **Non Playing Sub.

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