Tommy Flynn

OVERALL STATISTICS

BIRTHAGESIGNED ONFROM
31-03-1896
N/A
26-07-1922
Talywain RUFC- Wales
DEBUTLAST MATCHLEFT
26-08-1922 v Widnes
Dewsbury
1925- Warrington
CAREERAPPEARANCES (SUBS)
1922-1925
122 (0)
TRIESGOALSDGOALSPTS
38
5
0
124

Biography of Tommy Flynn



HERITAGE NO : 305
This talented Welshman played 122 matches for the Saints from August 1922 to November 1925. Tommy was a very versatile player and progressed from the threequarters to play regularly at scrum half for the men from Knowsley Road. His 38 tries and 5 goals was a very impressive points haul for the club. This try collection included four tries against Wigan Highfield in 1922 and later hat tricks against Salford and Keighley.

Tommy moved on to Warrington in 1925 where he played regularly for the Wires and represented Wales at rugby league. He was also the Groundsman at Wilderspool for many years. In 1939 he was living in Grafton Street, Warrington and working as a Builder's Labourer. He died in Warrington in June 1974 aged 78. His wife died in Warrington in 1992. We know that they had one son, Jack Flynn, born in Pontypool in December 1922. He was a motor mechanic living in Warrington with his parents in 1939. We would be delighted to hear from any descendants of Tommy or Jack.

Dave Dooley

Tommy Flynn

Extract from the St Helens v Broughton Rangers Programme 22 November 1924

Age 26 Height 5ft 7 ins Weight 11st 5lbs

Tom Flynn first commenced playing football as an out-half at the age of 14 for Talywain Alexandra. An older member of the same team was Danny Hurcombe who played centre threequarter. Flynn’s first season in senior football was 1919 then playing out-half for Talywain. When Danny Hurcombe came back from the Army, Flynn was moved to centre, Hurcombe operating at fly-half until he went to Wigan. Flynn then remained at centre threequarter and Talywain won the Mon-League for two years in succession and Championship seasons 1920-21 and 1921-22. Flynn got his first medal but lost the second one through coming to St Helens.

He first played for us as a centre – 3 matches – and was afterwards placed on the wing scoring many fine tries at Flynn’s corner during that season and part of last season. During the memorable Wardley match, Geo Lewis was injured and Flynn went to out-half being very successful. Geo Lewis stayed on the field kicking goals by request. Flynn’s great ability is beyond question and all supporters are sincerely hoping he will jump right back to form today.


SEASON STATISTICS

Season (Official Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1922~2319 3 0 39
1923~2411 0 0 34
1924~25 7 2 0 38
1925~261 0 0 11
TOTALS:38 5 0 122
Season (Other Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1923~241001
TOTALS:1001

ALL MATCHES

DateMatchPosOpponentsCompVenueFTFTOTGDG
26th Aug 1922 1
L
3 Widnes L A 3 11 VIEW
2nd Sep 1922 2
L
3 Rochdale Hornets L H 14 17 VIEW
9th Sep 1922 3
L
3 Bradford Northern L A 2 3 VIEW
16th Sep 1922 4
W
5 Wigan Highfield L H 21 5 4 VIEW
23rd Sep 1922 5
L
5 Hull L A 15 18 VIEW
30th Sep 1922 6
W
5 Bramley L H 19 5 VIEW
7th Oct 1922 7
L
5 Warrington L A 14 21 VIEW
14th Oct 1922 8
W
5 Salford LC1 H 25 8 3 VIEW
21st Oct 1922 9
W
5 Broughton Rangers L H 24 10 VIEW
28th Oct 1922 10
L
5 Warrington LC2 H 4 17 VIEW
4th Nov 1922 11
L
5 Leigh L H 8 11 VIEW
11th Nov 1922 12
L
5 Oldham L A 12 26 VIEW
18th Nov 1922 13
L
5 Featherstone Rovers L A 5 24 VIEW
22nd Nov 1922 14
W
5 Warrington L H 9 3 1 VIEW
25th Nov 1922 15
W
5 Swinton L H 6 5 1 VIEW
9th Dec 1922 16
L
5 Wigan Highfield L A 3 15 VIEW
16th Dec 1922 17
W
5 Keighley L OBJ H 23 5 1 VIEW
23rd Dec 1922 18
L
5 Broughton Rangers L A 8 14 VIEW
25th Dec 1922 19
L
5 St. Helens Recs L H 2 14 VIEW
26th Dec 1922 20
L
5 Wigan L H 3 9 VIEW
30th Dec 1922 21
L
5 Leigh L A 3 18 VIEW
1st Jan 1923 22
W
5 St. Helens Recs L A 13 8 VIEW
6th Jan 1923 23
L
5 Barrow L H 8 15 1 VIEW
13th Jan 1923 24
W
5 Bramley L A 6 3 VIEW
20th Jan 1923 25
L
5 Swinton L A 0 3 VIEW
25th Jan 1923 26
W
5 Keighley L H 14 7 3 VIEW
27th Jan 1923 27
W
5 Salford L H 17 5 VIEW
3rd Feb 1923 28
W
5 Featherstone Rovers L H 9 2 VIEW
10th Feb 1923 29
W
5 Keighley L A 8 3 2 VIEW
17th Feb 1923 30
W
5 Norwood CC1 A 29 3 1 VIEW
24th Feb 1923 31
L
5 Salford L A 3 11 VIEW
3rd Mar 1923 32
L
5 Oldham CC2 H 3 11 VIEW
17th Mar 1923 33
L
5 Widnes L H 9 11 1 VIEW
24th Mar 1923 34
L
5 Barrow L A 10 22 VIEW
30th Mar 1923 35
L
5 Rochdale Hornets L A 5 22 1 VIEW
2nd Apr 1923 36
L
5 Hull L H 8 23 VIEW
7th Apr 1923 37
L
5 Wigan L A 10 41 1 2 VIEW
14th Apr 1923 38
W
5 Oldham L H 17 12 VIEW
21st Apr 1923 39
W
5 Salford L H 56 10 VIEW
25th Aug 1923 40
W
5 Widnes L H 5 3 VIEW
1st Sep 1923 41
L
5 Warrington L H 5 8 VIEW
15th Sep 1923 42
W
5 Bradford Northern L A 12 4 VIEW
22nd Sep 1923 43
L
5 Oldham L H 21 27 1 VIEW
29th Sep 1923 44
L
5 Keighley L A 8 14 VIEW
6th Oct 1923 45
W
5 Bradford Northern L H 27 10 1 VIEW
13th Oct 1923 46
W
5 Salford LC1 H 5 0 1 VIEW
20th Oct 1923 47
W
5 Broughton Rangers L A 7 2 VIEW
27th Oct 1923 48
D
5 Swinton LC2 H 5 5 VIEW
31st Oct 1923 49
L
5 Swinton LC2(rep) A 8 21 1 VIEW
3rd Nov 1923 50
L
5 Swinton L A 6 34 1 VIEW
17th Nov 1923 51
W
5 Wigan Highfield L A 5 3 VIEW
28th Nov 1923 52
W
5 Dewsbury L H 15 10 VIEW
1st Dec 1923 53
L
5 Salford L A 0 6 VIEW
5th Dec 1923 54
W
5 Swinton L H 4 0 VIEW
8th Dec 1923 55
L
3 Widnes L A 0 18 VIEW
15th Dec 1923 56
W
5 Hull L H 5 3 VIEW
25th Dec 1923 57
L
5 St. Helens Recs L A 2 21 VIEW
26th Dec 1923 58
L
5 Wigan L A 2 44 VIEW
26th Jan 1924 59
L
5 Hull L A 6 11 VIEW
31st Jan 1924 60
W
5 Barrow L H 12 11 2 VIEW
2nd Feb 1924 61
L
5 Bramley L A 7 18 VIEW
9th Feb 1924 62
L
5 Dewsbury L A 10 16 VIEW
16th Feb 1924 63
W
5 Wardley CC1 A 73 0 VIEW
23rd Feb 1924 64
L
6 Warrington L A 11 39 1 VIEW
1st Mar 1924 65
L
3 Huddersfield CC2 A 13 24 VIEW
8th Mar 1924 66
W
3 Wigan Highfield L H 10 9 1 VIEW
15th Mar 1924 67
W
7 Keighley L H 34 6 VIEW
22nd Mar 1924 68
L
7 Oldham L A 10 48 VIEW
29th Mar 1924 69
W
7 Bramley L H 13 8 1 VIEW
5th Apr 1924 70
W
7 Rochdale Hornets L H 15 13 VIEW
12th Apr 1924 --
L
7 St. Helens Recs* Fr H 8 10 1 VIEW
18th Apr 1924 71
L
7 Wigan L H 3 14 VIEW
19th Apr 1924 72
W
7 Broughton Rangers L H 21 6 VIEW
26th Apr 1924 73
W
7 Salford L H 37 15 1 VIEW
30th Aug 1924 74
W
7 Widnes L A 10 9 VIEW
6th Sep 1924 75
L
7 Widnes L H 7 8 VIEW
13th Sep 1924 76
L
7 Barrow L A 8 19 VIEW
20th Sep 1924 77
W
3 Keighley L H 16 9 VIEW
27th Sep 1924 78
W
3 Hull L A 9 0 VIEW
4th Oct 1924 79
W
3 Wigan Highfield L H 15 5 VIEW
11th Oct 1924 80
D
3 Widnes LC1 A 7 7 VIEW
15th Oct 1924 81
W
3 Widnes LC1(rep) H 19 5 VIEW
18th Oct 1924 82
L
3 Wakefield Trinity L A 2 3 VIEW
25th Oct 1924 83
W
3 Warrington LC2 H 15 5 1 VIEW
8th Nov 1924 84
L
3 Oldham LCSF H 9 16 VIEW
13th Nov 1924 85
L
3 Swinton L H 6 20 VIEW
22nd Nov 1924 86
W
7 Broughton Rangers L H 12 2 VIEW
29th Nov 1924 87
W
7 Keighley L A 5 4 VIEW
6th Dec 1924 88
W
7 Dewsbury L H 21 2 VIEW
13th Dec 1924 89
W
7 Leigh L H 21 3 VIEW
20th Dec 1924 90
L
7 Rochdale Hornets L A 0 11 VIEW
25th Dec 1924 91
W
7 St. Helens Recs L H 7 5 1 VIEW
26th Dec 1924 92
L
7 Wigan L H 7 13 VIEW
1st Jan 1925 93
D
7 St. Helens Recs L A 5 5 VIEW
3rd Jan 1925 94
W
7 Wakefield Trinity L H 15 2 1 VIEW
10th Jan 1925 95
L
7 Wigan Highfield L A 8 12 1 VIEW
17th Jan 1925 96
L
7 Oldham L H 5 24 1 VIEW
24th Jan 1925 97
L
7 Swinton L A 3 49 VIEW
31st Jan 1925 98
W
7 Salford L OBJ H 14 0 VIEW
2nd Feb 1925 99
W
7 Barrow L H 12 8 VIEW
7th Feb 1925 100
L
7 Oldham L A 5 32 VIEW
14th Feb 1925 101
L
7 Widnes CC1 A 8 10 1 VIEW
21st Feb 1925 102
W
7 Warrington L H 9 5 VIEW
28th Feb 1925 103
W
7 Salford L H 17 0 1 1 VIEW
7th Mar 1925 104
D
7 Halifax L A 11 11 VIEW
14th Mar 1925 105
W
7 Halifax L H 10 2 VIEW
21st Mar 1925 106
D
7 Broughton Rangers L A 10 10 VIEW
28th Mar 1925 107
W
7 Rochdale Hornets L H 34 3 1 VIEW
10th Apr 1925 108
L
7 Wigan L A 4 51 VIEW
11th Apr 1925 109
L
7 Leigh L A 10 17 VIEW
13th Apr 1925 110
W
7 Hull L H 10 8 VIEW
18th Apr 1925 111
W
7 Warrington L A 15 8 VIEW
28th Aug 1925 112
L
3 Widnes L H 6 23 VIEW
5th Sep 1925 113
L
5 Widnes L A 5 11 VIEW
12th Sep 1925 114
W
7 Barrow L H 22 3 1 VIEW
19th Sep 1925 115
L
7 Broughton Rangers L A 3 7 VIEW
26th Sep 1925 116
W
7 Batley L H 15 3 VIEW
3rd Oct 1925 117
L
2 Swinton L A 5 12 VIEW
10th Oct 1925 118
L
2 Leigh LC1 A 7 10 VIEW
17th Oct 1925 119
L
2 Oldham L H 3 16 VIEW
24th Oct 1925 120
W
7 Hunslet L A 14 5 VIEW
31st Oct 1925 121
L
7 Rochdale Hornets L H 3 9 VIEW
14th Nov 1925 122
L
7 Dewsbury L A 0 10 VIEW
*Unofficial Match. **Non Playing Sub.
WINS : 56 | LOSSES : 62 | DRAWS : 5

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