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 of Tom Durkin



HERITAGE NO : 227
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 Miner 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

DateMatchPosOpponentsCompVenueFTFTOTGDG
25th Jan 1913 1
W
11 Swinton L H 17 0 VIEW
24th Mar 1913 2
L
11 Huddersfield L A 3 21 VIEW
6th Sep 1913 3
W
12 Runcorn L A 10 5 VIEW
18th Oct 1913 4
W
13 Leigh L H 37 7 1 VIEW
8th Nov 1913 5
W
13 Broughton Rangers L H 18 8 1 VIEW
15th Nov 1913 6
L
13 Oldham LCSF A 5 17 VIEW
10th Apr 1914 7
L
12 Wigan L A 2 30 VIEW
11th Apr 1914 8
W
12 Rochdale Hornets L H 47 5 2 VIEW
13th Apr 1914 9
L
12 Huddersfield L A 8 10 VIEW
18th Apr 1914 10
W
12 Hunslet L H 36 6 2 VIEW
5th Sep 1914 11
W
12 Runcorn L H 26 0 VIEW
12th Sep 1914 12
L
12 Swinton L A 3 12 VIEW
19th Sep 1914 13
W
12 Oldham L H 10 4 VIEW
26th Sep 1914 14
L
12 Rochdale Hornets L A 11 26 VIEW
10th Oct 1914 15
W
12 Widnes L H 12 5 VIEW
17th Oct 1914 16
L
12 Swinton LC1 A 11 13 VIEW
24th Oct 1914 17
L
12 Bradford Northern L A 3 28 VIEW
31st Oct 1914 18
L
12 Broughton Rangers L H 5 6 VIEW
7th Nov 1914 19
L
12 Bramley L A 16 22 VIEW
14th Nov 1914 20
W
12 Barrow L H 13 12 VIEW
21st Nov 1914 21
W
12 Dewsbury L H 26 16 VIEW
28th Nov 1914 22
L
12 Warrington L A 6 15 VIEW
5th Dec 1914 23
W
12 Keighley L H 11 6 VIEW
12th Dec 1914 24
W
12 Oldham L A 9 5 VIEW
19th Dec 1914 25
W
12 Bramley L H 24 0 VIEW
26th Dec 1914 26
L
12 Wigan L H 6 15 1 VIEW
1st Jan 1915 27
W
12 Runcorn L A 10 4 VIEW
2nd Jan 1915 28
W
12 Warrington L H 25 0 2 VIEW
9th Jan 1915 29
W
12 Salford L A 9 3 VIEW
16th Jan 1915 30
W
12 Leigh L A 6 2 VIEW
23rd Jan 1915 31
W
12 Hull L H 11 9 VIEW
6th Feb 1915 32
W
10 Salford L H 23 2 VIEW
27th Feb 1915 33
W
12 Featherstone Rovers CC1 A 6 0 VIEW
6th Mar 1915 34
L
12 Dewsbury L A 3 13 VIEW
13th Mar 1915 35
W
12 Swinton CC2 A 5 0 VIEW
27th Mar 1915 36
W
12 Keighley CC3 A 3 2 VIEW
29th Mar 1915 37
W
12 Rochdale Hornets L H 12 3 1 VIEW
2nd Apr 1915 38
L
12 Wigan L A 11 13 VIEW
3rd Apr 1915 39
W
12 Bradford Northern L H 19 3 1 VIEW
5th Apr 1915 40
L
12 Hull L A 6 46 VIEW
10th Apr 1915 41
D
12 Rochdale Hornets CCSF N 5 5 VIEW
14th Apr 1915 42
L
12 Broughton Rangers L A 8 31 VIEW
17th Apr 1915 43
L
12 Widnes L A 0 21 VIEW
24th Apr 1915 44
W
12 Rochdale Hornets CCSF(rep) N 9 2 VIEW
1st May 1915 45
L
12 Huddersfield CCF N 3 37 VIEW
11th Sep 1915 --
L
12 St. Helens Recs * Fr WEL A 5 10 VIEW
25th Sep 1915 --
W
12 Broughton Rangers * Fr WEL H 11 5 VIEW
2nd Oct 1915 --
W
12 Swinton * Fr WEL H 7 3 VIEW
9th Oct 1915 --
W
12 Salford * Fr WEL H 27 8 VIEW
14th Nov 1915 --
L
11 Salford * Fr WEL A 5 18 VIEW
11th Dec 1915 --
W
11 Runcorn * Fr WEL H 6 2 VIEW
25th Dec 1915 --
D
11 St. Helens Recs * Fr WEL H 0 0 VIEW
26th Dec 1915 --
W
11 Wigan * Fr WEL H 8 2 VIEW
1st Jan 1916 --
W
10 St. Helens Recs * Fr WEL *AB A 2 0 VIEW
8th Jan 1916 --
L
11 St. Helens Recs * Fr WEL A 3 8 VIEW
22nd Jan 1916 --
L
11 Wigan * Fr WEL H 0 6 VIEW
29th Jan 1916 --
L
11 St. Helens Recs * Fr WEL H 3 6 VIEW
12th Feb 1916 --
L
11 Hull * Fr WEL A 3 22 VIEW
17th Mar 1916 --
W
10 Runcorn * Fr WEL H 19 11 1 VIEW
24th Mar 1916 --
L
10 Swinton * Fr WEL A 3 11 VIEW
15th Apr 1916 --
W
10 Runcorn * Fr WEL H 12 2 1 VIEW
21st Apr 1916 --
L
10 Wigan * Fr WEL A 16 29 VIEW
22nd Apr 1916 --
L
10 St. Helens Recs * Fr WEL A 3 11 VIEW
24th Apr 1916 --
L
10 Barrow * Fr WEL A 0 23 VIEW
29th Apr 1916 --
W
10 Swinton * Fr WEL H 5 3 VIEW
25th Dec 1918 --
L
13 St. Helens Recs * Fr A 0 20 VIEW
13th Sep 1919 46
L
13 Swinton L A 5 7 VIEW
8th Nov 1919 47
W
13 Hull Kingston Rovers L H 11 0 1 VIEW
11th Nov 1919 48
L
13 Rochdale Hornets L A 5 6 1 VIEW
22nd Nov 1919 49
L
13 Halifax L A 8 17 VIEW
20th Dec 1919 50
W
13 Halifax L H 5 0 VIEW
25th Dec 1919 51
L
13 St. Helens Recs L A 6 21 VIEW
26th Dec 1919 52
W
13 Wigan L H 13 5 VIEW
27th Dec 1919 53
L
13 Broughton Rangers L A 0 15 VIEW
1st Jan 1920 54
W
13 St. Helens Recs L H 9 8 VIEW
3rd Jan 1920 55
D
13 Wakefield Trinity L A 9 9 VIEW
24th Jan 1920 56
W
13 Widnes L H 12 2 VIEW
7th Feb 1920 57
L
13 Barrow L A 5 25 VIEW
14th Feb 1920 58
L
13 Batley L A 3 6 VIEW
21st Feb 1920 59
D
13 Wakefield Trinity CC1 H 2 2 VIEW
24th Feb 1920 60
D
13 Wakefield Trinity CC1(rep) A 2 2 VIEW
26th Feb 1920 61
L
13 Wakefield Trinity CC1(2nd rep) N 3 12 VIEW
4th Sep 1920 62
W
12 Widnes L H 18 8 VIEW
11th Sep 1920 63
L
12 Leigh L A 0 5 VIEW
18th Sep 1920 64
W
12 Warrington L H 26 6 1 VIEW
25th Sep 1920 65
W
12 Swinton L A 17 8 VIEW
2nd Oct 1920 66
W
12 Bradford Northern L H 38 3 1 VIEW
9th Oct 1920 67
W
12 Widnes L A 10 2 VIEW
16th Oct 1920 68
W
12 Askam LC1 H 26 2 1 VIEW
23rd Oct 1920 69
L
12 Rochdale Hornets L A 8 15 VIEW
6th Nov 1920 70
L
11 York L A 0 8 VIEW
13th Nov 1920 71
W
13 Barrow L H 8 5 VIEW
27th Nov 1920 72
W
13 Salford L H 14 5 VIEW
11th Dec 1920 73
W
13 Keighley L H 14 0 VIEW
18th Dec 1920 74
W
13 Bradford Northern L A 16 0 1 VIEW
25th Dec 1920 75
L
13 St. Helens Recs L H 0 5 VIEW
26th Dec 1920 76
L
13 Wigan L H 4 22 VIEW
1st Jan 1921 77
L
13 St. Helens Recs L A 0 39 VIEW
8th Jan 1921 78
L
13 York L H 0 6 VIEW
22nd Jan 1921 79
W
13 Hunslet L H 8 7 VIEW
29th Jan 1921 80
L
13 Warrington L A 2 15 VIEW
12th Feb 1921 81
L
12 Keighley L A 0 9 VIEW
26th Mar 1921 82
L
12 Oldham L A 0 28 VIEW
28th Mar 1921 83
W
12 Broughton Rangers L H 9 7 VIEW
2nd Apr 1921 84
W
12 Salford L A 10 5 VIEW
22nd Apr 1921 85
W
12 Leigh L H 15 8 VIEW
*Unofficial Match. **Non Playing Sub.
WINS : 54 | LOSSES : 47 | DRAWS : 5

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