Brian McGinn

OVERALL STATISTICS

BIRTHAGESIGNED ONFROM
28-04-1940
N/A
18-06-1956
Blackbrook ARL
DEBUTLAST MATCHLEFT
28-03-1959 v Liverpool City
Oldham
1963- when he Retired
CAREERAPPEARANCES (SUBS)
1958-1962
118 (0)
TRIESGOALSDGOALSPTS
34
16
0
134

BIOGRAPHY

Brian McGinn by Dave Dooley:
Brian McGinn was an exciting centre for the club playing over 100 matches in the late fifties and early sixties. Born on the 28th. April 1940 in St Helens, he signed for the Club from the famous RL hotbed, Blackbrook ARL club, on 18th. June 1956. Brian spent the next two seasons learning his trade in the `A` Team.
Brian Mc Ginn made his debut against Liverpool City in the 40 to 20 points away victory on the 28th. March 1959. What a debut that was; Brian greatly impressed as an eighteen year old scoring a try and kicked 5 goals. So much so, that after only eight matches in the first team Brian was selected to play in the 1959 Championship Final against Hunslet just two months later. Fast and elusive with a superb side-step Brian beat off stiff opposition to capture the number four Saints shirt for the next three seasons.

Brian also won a Lancashire Cup winners medal when the Saints defeated Swinton by 15 points to 9 in front of a crowd of over 31 000 at Central Park in the 1960 Final. He repeated the pleasure in the same competition against the same opposition one season later, this time the victory score was 25 points to 9.

In the 1960/61 season Brian scored an outstanding try in the third round Challenge Cup ties against Swinton at Knowsley Road beating several desperate defenders in a weaving run to score beneath the Edington End posts. Brian was an automatic selection for the 1961 Challenge Cup winning side as the Saints triumphed over arch-rivals Wigan by 12 points to 6.

Brian McGinn played 118 matches for the club. He scored 34 tries and kicked no goals for an aggregate score of 134 points.

The 1962/63 season was a transitional one for the Saints as the Club felt a need to build a new side to continue to challenge for the game`s top honours. He was facing increased competition for a centre berth from Keith Northey and Alan Briers. His final match for the Club was against Oldham on the 6th.of May, 1963 towards the end of the `big freeze` season. Brian subsequently retired from the game at the tender age of 23 after gaining a full set of winners` medals in a relatively short career span.

SEASON STATISTICS

Season (Official Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1958~594 7 0 9
1959~60 4 0 0 31
1960~6111 9 0 38
1961~62 12 0 0 27
1962~63 3 0 0 13
TOTALS:34 16 0 118
Season (Other Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1958~594004
1959~600001
1960~610001
1961~621301
TOTALS:5307

ALL MATCHES

DatePosOpponentsCompSeasonVenueFTFTOTGDGNPS**
9th Aug 1958
L
3 Barrow* Fr Ward Cup 1958~59 A 10 14 VIEW
28th Mar 1959
W
4 Liverpool City L 1958~59 A 40 20 1 5 VIEW
30th Mar 1959
W
4 Blackpool Borough L 1958~59 H 46 11 VIEW
4th Apr 1959
W
4 Halifax L 1958~59 A 25 19 VIEW
14th Apr 1959
W
4 Hull L 1958~59 H 37 16 2 2 VIEW
18th Apr 1959
L
4 Swinton L 1958~59 A 11 19 VIEW
25th Apr 1959
W
4 Liverpool City L 1958~59 H 41 22 VIEW
27th Apr 1959
L
4 Oldham L 1958~59 A 14 15 VIEW
2nd May 1959
W
4 Oldham ChSF 1958~59 H 42 4 1 VIEW
16th May 1959
W
4 Hunslet ChF 1958~59 N 44 22 VIEW
18th May 1959
W
4 Welsh XIII* Fr Tour 1958~59 P 44 28 1 VIEW
20th May 1959
W
4 Welsh XIII* Fr Tour 1958~59 L 35 19 3 VIEW
23rd May 1959
W
4 Welsh XIII* Fr Tour 1958~59 C 47 31 VIEW
8th Aug 1959
W
4 Barrow* Fr Ward Cup 1959~60 H 50 3 VIEW
15th Aug 1959
W
4 Widnes L 1959~60 A 27 14 VIEW
17th Aug 1959
W
4 Blackpool Borough L 1959~60 H 59 17 VIEW
29th Aug 1959
W
4 Swinton LC1 1959~60 A 17 9 VIEW
2nd Sep 1959
W
4 Widnes L 1959~60 H 22 0 1 VIEW
9th Sep 1959
W
4 Widnes LC2 1959~60 A 24 9 VIEW
12th Sep 1959
W
4 Wakefield Trinity L 1959~60 A 16 2 VIEW
19th Sep 1959
W
4 Hunslet L 1959~60 H 38 17 VIEW
26th Sep 1959
W
4 Liverpool City L 1959~60 A 45 6 VIEW
30th Sep 1959
W
4 Whitehaven LCSF 1959~60 A 18 2 VIEW
3rd Oct 1959
W
4 Salford L 1959~60 H 40 11 VIEW
10th Oct 1959
L
4 Australia Tour 1959~60 H 2 15 VIEW
31st Oct 1959
L
4 Warrington LCF 1959~60 N 4 5 VIEW
14th Nov 1959
W
4 Dewsbury L 1959~60 A 20 15 VIEW
12th Dec 1959
W
4 Rochdale Hornets L 1959~60 A 40 4 VIEW
19th Dec 1959
W
4 Rochdale Hornets L 1959~60 H 26 2 VIEW
25th Dec 1959
W
4 Leigh L 1959~60 H 14 10 VIEW
2nd Jan 1960
W
4 Workington Town L 1959~60 A 21 6 VIEW
9th Jan 1960
W
4 Warrington L 1959~60 H 40 6 1 VIEW
16th Jan 1960
W
4 Barrow L 1959~60 A 16 8 VIEW
23rd Jan 1960
W
4 Oldham L 1959~60 H 27 6 1 VIEW
30th Jan 1960
D
4 Salford L 1959~60 A 2 2 VIEW
6th Feb 1960
W
4 Blackpool Borough L 1959~60 A 26 7 VIEW
13th Feb 1960
L
4 Wakefield Trinity CC1 1959~60 H 10 15 1 VIEW
20th Feb 1960
W
4 Dewsbury L 1959~60 H 25 4 VIEW
5th Mar 1960
W
4 Warrington L 1959~60 A 19 16 VIEW
12th Mar 1960
W
4 Barrow L 1959~60 H 13 12 VIEW
2nd Apr 1960
W
4 Swinton L 1959~60 H 46 10 VIEW
15th Apr 1960
W
4 Wigan L 1959~60 H 12 4 VIEW
16th Apr 1960
W
4 Whitehaven L 1959~60 H 41 5 VIEW
23rd Apr 1960
W
4 Hunslet L 1959~60 A 20 8 VIEW
7th May 1960
L
4 Wigan ChSF 1959~60 H 9 19 VIEW
6th Aug 1960
W
4 Liverpool City* Fr Charity Cup 1960~61 H 34 10 VIEW
13th Aug 1960
L
4 Oldham L 1960~61 A 4 16 VIEW
3rd Sep 1960
L
4 Wakefield Trinity L 1960~61 H 5 18 VIEW
10th Sep 1960
W
4 Leigh L 1960~61 A 28 13 VIEW
17th Sep 1960
W
4 Oldham L 1960~61 H 26 12 VIEW
21st Sep 1960
W
4 Swinton L 1960~61 A 15 7 VIEW
26th Sep 1960
W
4 Halifax L 1960~61 H 32 4 3 VIEW
12th Oct 1960
W
4 Australia Tour 1960~61 H 15 12 3 VIEW
15th Oct 1960
W
4 Blackpool Borough L 1960~61 A 34 13 2 VIEW
17th Oct 1960
W
4 Leigh LCSF 1960~61 A 15 2 VIEW
22nd Oct 1960
W
4 Wigan L 1960~61 H 11 6 VIEW
29th Oct 1960
W
4 Swinton LCF 1960~61 N 15 9 VIEW
5th Nov 1960
W
4 Whitehaven L 1960~61 H 18 8 VIEW
12th Nov 1960
W
4 Rochdale Hornets L 1960~61 A 38 5 VIEW
19th Nov 1960
W
4 Barrow L 1960~61 A 29 15 2 VIEW
26th Nov 1960
W
4 Workington Town L 1960~61 H 47 2 VIEW
3rd Dec 1960
L
4 Hunslet L 1960~61 A 5 10 VIEW
24th Dec 1960
W
4 Salford L 1960~61 A 17 5 VIEW
26th Dec 1960
W
4 Rochdale Hornets L 1960~61 H 51 4 1 VIEW
2nd Jan 1961
W
4 Leigh L 1960~61 H 10 4 VIEW
7th Jan 1961
W
4 Warrington L 1960~61 A 8 5 VIEW
16th Jan 1961
W
4 Hull L 1960~61 H 22 15 VIEW
21st Jan 1961
W
4 Whitehaven L 1960~61 A 15 11 VIEW
4th Feb 1961
L
4 Warrington L 1960~61 H 7 8 VIEW
11th Feb 1961
D
4 Widnes CC1 1960~61 H 5 5 VIEW
16th Feb 1961
W
4 Widnes CC1(rep) 1960~61 A 29 10 VIEW
18th Feb 1961
W
4 Widnes L 1960~61 H 44 7 VIEW
25th Feb 1961
W
4 Castleford CC2 1960~61 A 18 10 VIEW
11th Mar 1961
W
4 Swinton CC3 1960~61 H 17 9 1 VIEW
18th Mar 1961
W
4 Halifax L 1960~61 A 19 12 1 VIEW
21st Mar 1961
W
3 Barrow L 1960~61 H 31 2 1 VIEW
25th Mar 1961
W
4 Salford L 1960~61 H 45 2 VIEW
15th Apr 1961
W
4 Hull CCSF 1960~61 N 26 9 1 VIEW
19th Apr 1961
W
4 Widnes L 1960~61 A 17 5 1 VIEW
22nd Apr 1961
L
4 Featherstone Rovers L 1960~61 A 11 28 VIEW
25th Apr 1961
W
4 Blackpool Borough L 1960~61 H 28 4 2 VIEW
29th Apr 1961
W
4 Featherstone Rovers L 1960~61 H 38 0 1 1 VIEW
6th May 1961
L
4 Leeds ChSF 1960~61 A 4 11 VIEW
13th May 1961
W
4 Wigan CCF 1960~61 N 12 6 VIEW
12th Aug 1961
W
4 Liverpool City* Fr Charity Cup 1961~62 H 29 14 1 3 VIEW
19th Aug 1961
W
4 Leeds L 1961~62 H 20 5 VIEW
26th Aug 1961
L
4 Swinton L 1961~62 A 6 15 VIEW
30th Aug 1961
W
4 Wakefield Trinity L 1961~62 H 10 5 VIEW
9th Sep 1961
W
4 Salford L 1961~62 A 24 7 VIEW
12th Sep 1961
W
4 Rochdale Hornets L 1961~62 A 14 2 VIEW
16th Sep 1961
W
4 Whitehaven L 1961~62 H 44 0 2 VIEW
23rd Sep 1961
W
4 Barrow L 1961~62 A 34 2 3 VIEW
30th Sep 1961
L
4 Hull L 1961~62 H 22 25 VIEW
2nd Oct 1961
W
4 Oldham LC2 1961~62 H 30 7 1 VIEW
7th Oct 1961
W
4 Whitehaven L 1961~62 A 10 3 1 VIEW
10th Oct 1961
W
4 Salford LCSF 1961~62 H 21 2 1 VIEW
14th Oct 1961
W
4 New Zealand Tour 1961~62 H 25 10 1 VIEW
28th Oct 1961
L
4 Warrington L 1961~62 A 7 11 VIEW
11th Nov 1961
W
4 Swinton LCF 1961~62 N 25 9 VIEW
18th Nov 1961
L
4 Widnes L 1961~62 A 12 13 1 VIEW
2nd Dec 1961
L
4 Hull K.R. L 1961~62 A 5 12 VIEW
16th Dec 1961
L
4 Oldham L 1961~62 H 8 9 VIEW
13th Jan 1962
L
4 Leeds L 1961~62 A 3 20 VIEW
20th Jan 1962
W
4 Warrington L 1961~62 H 11 7 VIEW
27th Jan 1962
L
4 Workington Town L 1961~62 A 7 23 1 VIEW
3rd Feb 1962
W
4 Huddersfield L 1961~62 H 36 5 VIEW
10th Feb 1962
W
4 Salford CC1 1961~62 A 15 2 VIEW
17th Feb 1962
W
4 Salford L 1961~62 H 17 12 VIEW
24th Feb 1962
L
4 Leigh L 1961~62 A 6 7 VIEW
3rd Mar 1962
L
4 Huddersfield CC2 1961~62 H 2 13 VIEW
24th Mar 1962
W
4 Widnes L 1961~62 H 13 8 VIEW
3rd Apr 1962
W
4 Hull K.R. L 1961~62 H 27 2 1 VIEW
1st Dec 1962
L
4 Workington Town L 1962~63 A 5 8 VIEW
8th Dec 1962
W
4 Leeds L 1962~63 H 13 6 VIEW
11th Mar 1963
L
3 Halifax CC1 1962~63 A 2 9 VIEW
23rd Mar 1963
W
4 Bramley L 1962~63 H 38 0 VIEW
26th Mar 1963
W
3 Wigan L 1962~63 H 20 11 VIEW
30th Mar 1963
W
3 Featherstone Rovers L 1962~63 A 17 10 VIEW
1st Apr 1963
W
4 Workington Town L 1962~63 H 29 0 VIEW
6th Apr 1963
W
3 Halifax L 1962~63 H 33 3 1 VIEW
12th Apr 1963
W
4 Wigan L 1962~63 A 24 4 1 VIEW
27th Apr 1963
L
4 Hull L 1962~63 A 7 15 VIEW
29th Apr 1963
L
3 Wakefield Trinity L 1962~63 H 15 16 1 VIEW
4th May 1963
W
4 Widnes L 1962~63 A 25 2 VIEW
6th May 1963
W
4 Oldham L 1962~63 H 22 8 VIEW
*Unofficial Match. **Non Playing Sub.
WINS : 96 | LOSSES : 27 | DRAWS : 2

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