Derek Noonan

OVERALL STATISTICS

BIRTHAGESIGNED ONFROM
01-02-1947
N/A
22-01-1976
Warrington
DEBUTLAST MATCHLEFT
08-02-1976 v Oldham
Bradford Northern
1980- Fulham
CAREERAPPEARANCES (SUBS)
1975-1979
133 (11)
TRIESGOALSDGOALSPTS
36
0
0
108

BIOGRAPHY

Derek Noonan Obituary by Denis Whittle (Posted 4th May 2009)

A Fond Farewell for Final Regular Derek

A locally-born centre who made four appearances in Rugby League Challenge Cup showdowns has died at the age of 62 after a brave battle against cancer. Debonair Derek Noonan had been ill for several months and passed away at his home in Marina Avenue, Sutton. He leaves his widow Alison and children Lisa and Stephen. Standing 6ft and weighing 12 stone, Derek was signed from St. Helens RUFC and first trod the Wembley turf when the Wires defeated Featherstone 24-9 in 1974, then again in the 14-7 reverse versus Widnes the following season.
On joining Saints Noonan figured in the Dadís Army 20-5 success over Widnes in 1976, thus marking a genuine hat-trick of Wembley appearances for the lad reared in Burtonhead Road.
However, a moment of real nerve-wracking drama at the National Stadium arrived both for Saints and Derek Noonan with him being dubbed villain of the piece when the men from Knowsley Road lost by a cliff-hanging 14-12 to Leeds in 1978. For Saints had mounted a last-gasp assault on the Loinersí line when Derekís centre partner Peter Glynn passed to the right in a bid to send winger Les Jones over, who had the try-line yawning in front of him. Sadly the ball ricocheted off Derekís shoulder in transit and the chance was lost, with the camera later revealing that this was the case and that Noonan did not knock on as was alleged. As a spectator I am happy to put the record straight.
A plumber by trade and a popular personality at Saints and Warrington Past Players Association functions, Derek made 122 appearances for Saints between 1976-80 in which he touched down 36 times, He also won a Premiership winners medal in 1975-76. In addition Noonan toured Australia with the World Cup squad in 1975, during which he donned the England jersey on three occasions, and on leaving Saints hung up his boots with Fulham.

SEASON STATISTICS

Season (Official Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1975~76 6 0 0 22
1976~77 2 0 0 16
1977~7817 0 0 45
1978~79 9 0 0 32
1979~80 2 0 0 23
TOTALS:36 0 0 138
Season (Other Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1975~760002
1977~780002
1978~790002
1979~801001
TOTALS:1007

ALL MATCHES

DatePosOpponentsCompSeasonVenueFTFTOTGDGNPS**
8th Feb 1976 L 4 Oldham L 1975~76 H 7 8 VIEW
15th Feb 1976 W 4 Hull CC1 1975~76 A 5 3 VIEW
20th Feb 1976 L 3 Castleford L 1975~76 A 10 26 VIEW
29th Feb 1976 W 4 Salford CC2 1975~76 A 17 11 1 VIEW
5th Mar 1976 L 4 Salford L 1975~76 A 9 10 VIEW
9th Mar 1976 W 4 Dewsbury L 1975~76 A 7 6 VIEW
14th Mar 1976 W 4 Oldham CC3 1975~76 H 17 9 VIEW
17th Mar 1976 L 4 Wakefield Trinity L 1975~76 H 7 10 VIEW
19th Mar 1976 W 4 Keighley L 1975~76 H 21 2 1 VIEW
24th Mar 1976 W 6 Oldham L 1975~76 A 15 8 1 VIEW
28th Mar 1976 W 6 Bradford Northern L 1975~76 A 21 9 VIEW
30th Mar 1976 W 4 Salford L 1975~76 H 24 7 VIEW
3rd Apr 1976 W 4 Keighley CCSF 1975~76 N 5 4 VIEW
9th Apr 1976 L 4 Dewsbury L 1975~76 H 7 9 VIEW
11th Apr 1976 W 4 Wakefield Trinity L 1975~76 A 28 12 1 VIEW
13th Apr 1976 L 4 Keighley L 1975~76 A 12 14 1 VIEW
19th Apr 1976 L 4 Widnes L 1975~76 A 7 23 VIEW
25th Apr 1976 W 4 Hull K.R. L 1975~76 H 33 8 VIEW
30th Apr 1976 W 4 Wigan PT1 1975~76 H 19 6 1 VIEW
8th May 1976 W 4 Widnes CCF 1975~76 N 20 5 VIEW
11th May 1976 W 4 Leeds PTSF(1) 1975~76 A 12 5 VIEW
22nd May 1976 W 4 Salford PTF 1975~76 N 15 2 VIEW
29th Jun 1976 L 3 Eastern Suburbs* Fr Tour ( Unoffic. W 1975~76 A 2 25 VIEW
4th Jul 1976 L 3 Auckland* Fr Tour 1975~76 A 13 20 VIEW
5th Sep 1976 L 4 Rochdale Hornets L 1976~77 A 21 24 1 VIEW
10th Sep 1976 D 4 Wakefield Trinity L 1976~77 H 7 7 VIEW
19th Sep 1976 W 4 Barrow L 1976~77 A 19 2 VIEW
24th Sep 1976 W 4 Leigh L 1976~77 A 20 5 VIEW
26th Sep 1976 W 4 Castleford L 1976~77 H 17 15 VIEW
2nd Oct 1976 L 4 Bradford Northern L 1976~77 A 7 17 VIEW
9th Oct 1976 L 4 Leeds L 1976~77 A 13 23 VIEW
17th Oct 1976 W 4 Warrington L 1976~77 H 23 9 VIEW
24th Oct 1976 W 4 Hull K.R. JP1 1976~77 A 12 7 VIEW
29th Oct 1976 W 4 Salford L 1976~77 A 18 15 VIEW
6th Nov 1976 L 4 Castleford JP2 1976~77 H 18 22 VIEW
11th Apr 1977 W 14 Widnes L 1976~77 H 31 0 1 VIEW
15th Apr 1977 L 14 Hull K.R. L 1976~77 A 13 18 VIEW
20th Apr 1977 W 3 Leigh L 1976~77 H 49 2 VIEW
30th Apr 1977 D 5 Wigan PT1 1976~77 H 10 10 VIEW
4th May 1977 W 4 Wigan PT1 (rep) 1976~77 A 8 3 VIEW
7th Aug 1977 W 3 Pilkington Recs* Fr Queens Silver Jub 1977~78 H 23 17 VIEW
10th Aug 1977 W 3 Wigan* Fr Queens Silver Jub 1977~78 H 29 5 VIEW
21st Aug 1977 W 6 Swinton LC1 1977~78 H 49 3 VIEW
28th Aug 1977 D 3 Rochdale Hornets LC2 1977~78 A 4 4 VIEW
30th Aug 1977 W 3 Rochdale Hornets LC2 (rep) 1977~78 H 16 5 VIEW
4th Sep 1977 L 3 New Hunslet L 1977~78 A 17 22 1 VIEW
11th Sep 1977 W 3 Castleford L 1977~78 H 39 17 VIEW
18th Sep 1977 W 3 Dewsbury L 1977~78 A 18 0 VIEW
21st Sep 1977 L 3 Workington Town LCSF 1977~78 A 4 5 VIEW
1st Oct 1977 L 4 Warrington L 1977~78 A 10 22 VIEW
8th Oct 1977 W 4 Leeds L 1977~78 A 17 6 VIEW
11th Oct 1977 W 3 Dewsbury FT1 1977~78 H 51 0 2 VIEW
16th Oct 1977 W 3 Hull L 1977~78 H 52 14 VIEW
23rd Oct 1977 W 3 Swinton JP1 1977~78 A 28 11 1 VIEW
30th Oct 1977 W 3 Featherstone Rovers L 1977~78 A 12 5 VIEW
6th Nov 1977 L 3 Featherstone Rovers JP2 1977~78 A 10 17 VIEW
13th Nov 1977 W 3 Leeds L 1977~78 H 19 10 1 VIEW
20th Nov 1977 W 3 Bramley L 1977~78 A 36 11 VIEW
22nd Nov 1977 W 3 Leigh FT2 1977~78 A 14 7 VIEW
27th Nov 1977 W 3 Salford L 1977~78 H 13 12 VIEW
4th Dec 1977 L 3 Workington Town L 1977~78 A 3 16 VIEW
6th Dec 1977 W 3 Salford FTSF 1977~78 H 7 4 VIEW
10th Dec 1977 W 3 Featherstone Rovers L 1977~78 H 20 19 1 VIEW
13th Dec 1977 L 3 Hull K.R. FTF 1977~78 A 11 26 VIEW
26th Dec 1977 W 3 Wigan L 1977~78 A 24 13 1 VIEW
27th Dec 1977 W 3 Workington Town L 1977~78 H 11 0 VIEW
31st Dec 1977 W 3 Widnes L 1977~78 H 16 3 1 VIEW
8th Jan 1978 W 3 Dewsbury L 1977~78 H 23 7 1 VIEW
22nd Jan 1978 W 3 New Hunslet L 1977~78 H 39 7 1 VIEW
29th Jan 1978 W 3 Hull L 1977~78 A 18 12 VIEW
5th Feb 1978 W 3 Warrington L 1977~78 H 17 6 VIEW
24th Feb 1978 W 3 Huyton CC1 1977~78 H 36 8 1 VIEW
5th Mar 1978 W 3 Bramley L 1977~78 H 71 7 VIEW
12th Mar 1978 W 3 Oldham CC2 1977~78 A 26 11 VIEW
19th Mar 1978 W 3 Huddersfield CC3 1977~78 H 31 5 1 VIEW
21st Mar 1978 W 3 Salford L 1977~78 A 24 11 2 VIEW
24th Mar 1978 L 3 Wigan L 1977~78 H 17 22 VIEW
27th Mar 1978 L 3 Widnes L 1977~78 A 5 33 VIEW
30th Mar 1978 W 3 Bradford Northern L 1977~78 H 28 13 VIEW
2nd Apr 1978 W 3 Wakefield Trinity L 1977~78 H 36 5 VIEW
8th Apr 1978 W 3 Warrington CCSF 1977~78 N 12 8 VIEW
12th Apr 1978 D 3 Bradford Northern L 1977~78 A 9 9 VIEW
16th Apr 1978 L 3 Wakefield Trinity L 1977~78 A 23 36 1 VIEW
30th Apr 1978 W 3 Salford PT1 1977~78 H 29 11 1 VIEW
3rd May 1978 W 3 Bradford Northern PTSF(1) 1977~78 H 14 10 VIEW
7th May 1978 L 3 Bradford Northern PTSF(2) 1977~78 A 12 19 1 VIEW
13th May 1978 L 3 Leeds CCF 1977~78 N 12 14 VIEW
4th Aug 1978 D 3 Widnes* Fr Testimonial 1978~79 H 31 31 VIEW
13th Aug 1978 W 3 Oldham* Fr Charity 1978~79 H 44 20 VIEW
20th Aug 1978 D 3 Rochdale Hornets LC1 1978~79 H 14 14 VIEW
23rd Aug 1978 D 14 Rochdale Hornets LC1 (rep) 1978~79 A 8 8 Y VIEW
25th Aug 1978 W 14 Rochdale Hornets LC1 (2nd rep) 1978~79 N 28 9 VIEW
27th Aug 1978 L 3 Leigh LC2 1978~79 A 4 21 VIEW
3rd Sep 1978 W 2 Huddersfield L 1978~79 A 18 11 1 VIEW
6th Sep 1978 W 2 Barrow L 1978~79 H 21 7 VIEW
10th Sep 1978 W 2 Wakefield Trinity L 1978~79 H 20 15 VIEW
12th Sep 1978 W 2 Warrington FTP 1978~79 H 13 9 VIEW
17th Sep 1978 D 2 Barrow L 1978~79 A 16 16 VIEW
23rd Sep 1978 W 14 Leeds JP1 1978~79 H 16 11 Y VIEW
1st Oct 1978 W 14 Castleford L 1978~79 H 48 14 2 VIEW
8th Oct 1978 W 14 Rochdale Hornets L 1978~79 H 33 5 VIEW
17th Oct 1978 W 3 Salford FT1 1978~79 A 17 15 VIEW
22nd Oct 1978 L 3 Warrington L 1978~79 H 8 10 1 VIEW
13th Jan 1979 L 5 Leeds L 1978~79 A 11 26 1 VIEW
3rd Feb 1979 W 3 Featherstone Rovers L 1978~79 H 25 16 1 VIEW
11th Feb 1979 W 15 Doncaster CC1 1978~79 H 34 9 1 VIEW
20th Feb 1979 W 15 Workington Town L 1978~79 H 10 6 VIEW
23rd Feb 1979 D 3 Castleford L 1978~79 A 13 13 VIEW
4th Mar 1979 W 14 Rochdale Hornets CC2 1978~79 A 11 10 VIEW
10th Mar 1979 W 14 Castleford CC3 1978~79 A 10 6 Y VIEW
18th Mar 1979 L 14 Leeds L 1978~79 H 15 20 Y VIEW
25th Mar 1979 L 14 Hull K.R. L 1978~79 A 5 20 VIEW
29th Mar 1979 L 3 Workington Town L 1978~79 A 8 10 1 VIEW
1st Apr 1979 L 14 Wakefield Trinity L 1978~79 A 3 23 VIEW
7th Apr 1979 L 14 Wakefield Trinity CCSF 1978~79 N 7 9 VIEW
13th Apr 1979 L 3 Wigan L 1978~79 A 5 7 VIEW
16th Apr 1979 L 3 Widnes L 1978~79 H 16 18 VIEW
29th Apr 1979 W 3 Bradford Northern L 1978~79 A 13 12 VIEW
30th Apr 1979 W 3 Bradford Northern L 1978~79 H 31 15 1 VIEW
7th May 1979 W 3 Hull K.R. L 1978~79 H 14 5 VIEW
10th May 1979 L 3 Widnes L 1978~79 A 8 15 VIEW
12th Aug 1979 W 4 Oldham* Fr Charity 1979~80 A 27 20 1 VIEW
19th Aug 1979 L 3 Widnes LC1 1979~80 H 16 28 VIEW
2nd Sep 1979 L 3 Warrington L 1979~80 H 17 23 1 VIEW
7th Sep 1979 L 3 Salford L 1979~80 A 21 25 VIEW
16th Sep 1979 W 3 Barrow JP1 1979~80 A 18 13 VIEW
19th Sep 1979 W 3 Oldham FTP 1979~80 A 20 9 VIEW
7th Oct 1979 L 3 Leeds L 1979~80 A 12 21 VIEW
28th Oct 1979 W 4 Wakefield Trinity L 1979~80 H 13 8 VIEW
4th Nov 1979 D 4 Hunslet L 1979~80 A 8 8 VIEW
11th Nov 1979 W 4 Leigh L 1979~80 H 19 12 VIEW
18th Nov 1979 W 4 Blackpool Borough L 1979~80 H 27 2 VIEW
25th Nov 1979 D 4 Hull L 1979~80 A 8 8 VIEW
27th Nov 1979 L 4 Bradford Northern L 1979~80 A 9 13 VIEW
30th Nov 1979 W 4 Salford FT2 1979~80 H 15 10 1 VIEW
9th Dec 1979 L 4 Warrington L 1979~80 A 10 19 VIEW
11th Dec 1979 L 4 Hull K.R. FTSF 1979~80 A 7 10 VIEW
15th Dec 1979 W 4 Leigh L 1979~80 A 12 3 VIEW
23rd Dec 1979 W 4 Workington Town L 1979~80 H 51 0 VIEW
26th Dec 1979 W 3 Wigan L 1979~80 A 16 10 VIEW
4th Jan 1980 W 4 Castleford L 1979~80 A 23 7 VIEW
12th Jan 1980 L 4 Salford L 1979~80 H 17 18 VIEW
10th Feb 1980 W 14 Workington Town CC1 1979~80 H 16 0 Y VIEW
17th Feb 1980 W 4 Hunslet L 1979~80 H 25 11 VIEW
23rd Feb 1980 L 4 Bradford Northern CC2 1979~80 H 10 11 VIEW
*Unofficial Match. **Non Playing Sub.

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