Paddy Murtagh

OVERALL STATISTICS

BIRTHAGESIGNED ONFROM
07-03-1920
N/A
23-08-1946
Unknown.
DEBUTLAST MATCHLEFT
07-09-1946 v Leigh
Bramley
1946- Liverpool City
CAREERAPPEARANCES (SUBS)
1946-1946
7 (0)
TRIESGOALSDGOALSPTS
1
0
0
3

BIOGRAPHY

Partick Murtagh by Dave Dooley:
Patrick was a fast, clever loose forward, who joined Saints after World War II. Pat was one of several St.Helens-born players who went on to play for Liverpool City. Unfortunately, `Paddy` had more than his fair share of bad luck. His rugby career came to an end prematurely when he badly tore knee ligaments in a match at Warrington in the early 1950s. A few years later, he broke his back and most of his ribs in a horrific accident down the pit. His football fitness proved to be a vital factor in his recovery.

He made his debut in the 14 points to 5 defeat by Leigh in the first round of the Lancashire Cup (7/9/1946). In his one season of first team football at Knowsley Road, Paddy played seven matches and scored a solitary try in the 17 points to 10 away loss at Widnes on the 21st of September, 1946. As the Saints struggled that campaign Murtagh collected winning pay on just one occasion - the 12 points to 7 home league victory over Workington Town on the 12th of October, 1946. Paddy palyed his last match for the first team on the 23rd of November 1946 as Saints crashed to Bramley by 10 points to nil. He was later transferred to Liverpool City. Paddy died in March 1982, aged 62 and his death was registered in Knowsley.

SEASON STATISTICS

Season (Official Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1946~471 0 0 7
TOTALS:1 0 0 7
Season (Other Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
TOTALS:

ALL MATCHES

DatePosOpponentsCompSeasonVenueFTFTOTGDGNPS**
7th Sep 1946 L 13 Leigh LC1(1) 1946~47 H 5 14 VIEW
14th Sep 1946 L 13 Leigh LC1(2) 1946~47 A 4 17 VIEW
21st Sep 1946 L 13 Widnes L 1946~47 A 10 17 1 VIEW
28th Sep 1946 L 13 Leigh L 1946~47 H 7 11 VIEW
5th Oct 1946 L 13 Warrington L 1946~47 A 10 19 VIEW
12th Oct 1946 W 13 Workington Town L 1946~47 H 12 7 VIEW
23rd Nov 1946 L 13 Bramley L 1946~47 A 0 10 VIEW
*Unofficial Match. **Non Playing Sub.

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