Alec Duffy

OVERALL STATISTICS

BIRTHAGESIGNED ONFROMDEBUTLAST MATCHLEFT
01-11-1877
N/A
1905
Wigan
14-01-1905 v Swinton
Leeds
1905-
CAREERAPPEARANCES (SUBS)TRIESGOALSDGOALSPTS
1904-1904
10 (0)
1
0
0
3

BIOGRAPHY

Alec Duffy by Alex Service

The St. Helens Newspaper gives us some initial background of this player, after his debut against Swinton: “The home team had a new centre on view in the person of Duffy late of Wigan and Millom.” He was obviously a good player, having made 29 appearances in the threequarter line for the Wigan team during the previous campaign. Interestingly enough, it appears that there were two people called Duffy who signed for Wigan initially. I think it is reasonable to assume that they were brothers as both came from Millom! H. Duffy, a forward, only made 5 appearances in the cherry and white.

As for the Saints half of the brotherhood, he made quite an impression on debut and went on to play ten matches, scoring one try. He played in all threequarter positions for the Saints, together with two at stand-off. The Minutes of the St. Helens Committee give us an insight into the signing of Alec Duffy, from an entry on Wednesday 11th January 1905: “The Chairman reported the result of Sub-Committee’s interview with the Wigan F.C. which resulted in the transfer of A. Duffy to this club for the sum of £20 and the transfer of G. Ellison in exchange for Joseph Green at a later stage. Alec Duffy was introduced to the Committee by the Secretary, he having just arrived from Millom.”

Alec Duffy’s last match for the Saints was against Leeds at home on 15th April, when Saints lost 5-10. We do not know for certain what happened to him after that. If anyone has any further details, we would like to hear from you.

SEASON STATISTICS

Season (Official Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1904~05 1 0 0 10
TOTALS:1 0 0 10
Season (Other Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
TOTALS:

ALL MATCHES

DatePosOpponentsCompSeasonVenueFTFTOTGDGNPS**
14th Jan 1905 W 3 Swinton L 1904~05 H 5 3 V
21st Jan 1905 L 3 Broughton Rangers L 1904~05 H 6 8 V
28th Jan 1905 L 2 Hull K.R. L 1904~05 A 3 6 V
4th Mar 1905 W 4 Rochdale Rangers CC1 1904~05 H 9 2 V
11th Mar 1905 L 2 Wakefield Trinity L 1904~05 A 0 21 V
18th Mar 1905 L 6 Broughton Rangers CC2 1904~05 A 0 18 V
30th Mar 1905 L 6 Leigh L 1904~05 H 0 2 V
1st Apr 1905 L 4 Hull L 1904~05 H 0 13 V
8th Apr 1905 L 4 Bradford L 1904~05 A 6 9 1 V
15th Apr 1905 L 5 Leeds L 1904~05 H 5 10 V
*Unofficial Match. **Non Playing Sub.
CALCULATED APPEARANCES : OFFICIAL 10 OTHER 0 = 10
ACTUAL APPEARANCES (inc 0 Subs) = 10
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