Brian McGinn

OVERALL STATISTICS

BIRTHAGESIGNED ONFROMDEBUTLAST MATCHLEFT
28-04-1940
N/A
18-06-1956
Blackbrook ARL
28-03-1959 v Liverpool City
Oldham
1963- when he Retired
CAREERAPPEARANCES (SUBS)TRIESGOALSDGOALSPTS
1958-1962
118 (0)
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
1962~633 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 V
28th Mar 1959 W 4 Liverpool City L 1958~59 A 40 20 1 5 V
30th Mar 1959 W 4 Blackpool Borough L 1958~59 H 46 11 V
4th Apr 1959 W 4 Halifax L 1958~59 A 25 19 V
14th Apr 1959 W 4 Hull L 1958~59 H 37 16 2 2 V
18th Apr 1959 L 4 Swinton L 1958~59 A 11 19 V
25th Apr 1959 W 4 Liverpool City L 1958~59 H 41 22 V
27th Apr 1959 L 4 Oldham L 1958~59 A 14 15 V
2nd May 1959 W 4 Oldham ChSF 1958~59 H 42 4 1 V
16th May 1959 W 4 Hunslet ChF 1958~59 N 44 22 V
18th May 1959 W 4 Welsh XIII* Fr Tour 1958~59 P 44 28 1 V
20th May 1959 W 4 Welsh XIII* Fr Tour 1958~59 L 35 19 3 V
23rd May 1959 W 4 Welsh XIII* Fr Tour 1958~59 C 47 31 V
8th Aug 1959 W 4 Barrow* Fr Ward Cup 1959~60 H 50 3 V
15th Aug 1959 W 4 Widnes L 1959~60 A 27 14 V
17th Aug 1959 W 4 Blackpool Borough L 1959~60 H 59 17 V
29th Aug 1959 W 4 Swinton LC1 1959~60 A 17 9 V
2nd Sep 1959 W 4 Widnes L 1959~60 H 22 0 1 V
9th Sep 1959 W 4 Widnes LC2 1959~60 A 24 9 V
12th Sep 1959 W 4 Wakefield Trinity L 1959~60 A 16 2 V
19th Sep 1959 W 4 Hunslet L 1959~60 H 38 17 V
26th Sep 1959 W 4 Liverpool City L 1959~60 A 45 6 V
30th Sep 1959 W 4 Whitehaven LCSF 1959~60 A 18 2 V
3rd Oct 1959 W 4 Salford L 1959~60 H 40 11 V
10th Oct 1959 L 4 Australia Tour 1959~60 H 2 15 V
31st Oct 1959 L 4 Warrington LCF 1959~60 N 4 5 V
14th Nov 1959 W 4 Dewsbury L 1959~60 A 20 15 V
12th Dec 1959 W 4 Rochdale Hornets L 1959~60 A 40 4 V
19th Dec 1959 W 4 Rochdale Hornets L 1959~60 H 26 2 V
25th Dec 1959 W 4 Leigh L 1959~60 H 14 10 V
2nd Jan 1960 W 4 Workington Town L 1959~60 A 21 6 V
9th Jan 1960 W 4 Warrington L 1959~60 H 40 6 1 V
16th Jan 1960 W 4 Barrow L 1959~60 A 16 8 V
23rd Jan 1960 W 4 Oldham L 1959~60 H 27 6 1 V
30th Jan 1960 D 4 Salford L 1959~60 A 2 2 V
6th Feb 1960 W 4 Blackpool Borough L 1959~60 A 26 7 V
13th Feb 1960 L 4 Wakefield Trinity CC1 1959~60 H 10 15 1 V
20th Feb 1960 W 4 Dewsbury L 1959~60 H 25 4 V
5th Mar 1960 W 4 Warrington L 1959~60 A 19 16 V
12th Mar 1960 W 4 Barrow L 1959~60 H 13 12 V
2nd Apr 1960 W 4 Swinton L 1959~60 H 46 10 V
15th Apr 1960 W 4 Wigan L 1959~60 H 12 4 V
16th Apr 1960 W 4 Whitehaven L 1959~60 H 41 5 V
23rd Apr 1960 W 4 Hunslet L 1959~60 A 20 8 V
7th May 1960 L 4 Wigan ChSF 1959~60 H 9 19 V
6th Aug 1960 W 4 Liverpool City* Fr Charity Cup 1960~61 H 34 10 V
13th Aug 1960 L 4 Oldham L 1960~61 A 4 16 V
3rd Sep 1960 L 4 Wakefield Trinity L 1960~61 H 5 18 V
10th Sep 1960 W 4 Leigh L 1960~61 A 28 13 V
17th Sep 1960 W 4 Oldham L 1960~61 H 26 12 V
21st Sep 1960 W 4 Swinton L 1960~61 A 15 7 V
26th Sep 1960 W 4 Halifax L 1960~61 H 32 4 3 V
12th Oct 1960 W 4 Australia Tour 1960~61 H 15 12 3 V
15th Oct 1960 W 4 Blackpool Borough L 1960~61 A 34 13 2 V
17th Oct 1960 W 4 Leigh LCSF 1960~61 A 15 2 V
22nd Oct 1960 W 4 Wigan L 1960~61 H 11 6 V
29th Oct 1960 W 4 Swinton LCF 1960~61 N 15 9 V
5th Nov 1960 W 4 Whitehaven L 1960~61 H 18 8 V
12th Nov 1960 W 4 Rochdale Hornets L 1960~61 A 38 5 V
19th Nov 1960 W 4 Barrow L 1960~61 A 29 15 2 V
26th Nov 1960 W 4 Workington Town L 1960~61 H 47 2 V
3rd Dec 1960 L 4 Hunslet L 1960~61 A 5 10 V
24th Dec 1960 W 4 Salford L 1960~61 A 17 5 V
26th Dec 1960 W 4 Rochdale Hornets L 1960~61 H 51 4 1 V
2nd Jan 1961 W 4 Leigh L 1960~61 H 10 4 V
7th Jan 1961 W 4 Warrington L 1960~61 A 8 5 V
16th Jan 1961 W 4 Hull L 1960~61 H 22 15 V
21st Jan 1961 W 4 Whitehaven L 1960~61 A 15 11 V
4th Feb 1961 L 4 Warrington L 1960~61 H 7 8 V
11th Feb 1961 D 4 Widnes CC1 1960~61 H 5 5 V
16th Feb 1961 W 4 Widnes CC1(rep) 1960~61 A 29 10 V
18th Feb 1961 W 4 Widnes L 1960~61 H 44 7 V
25th Feb 1961 W 4 Castleford CC2 1960~61 A 18 10 V
11th Mar 1961 W 4 Swinton CC3 1960~61 H 17 9 1 V
18th Mar 1961 W 4 Halifax L 1960~61 A 19 12 1 V
21st Mar 1961 W 3 Barrow L 1960~61 H 31 2 1 V
25th Mar 1961 W 4 Salford L 1960~61 H 45 2 V
15th Apr 1961 W 4 Hull CCSF 1960~61 N 26 9 1 V
19th Apr 1961 W 4 Widnes L 1960~61 A 17 5 1 V
22nd Apr 1961 L 4 Featherstone Rovers L 1960~61 A 11 28 V
25th Apr 1961 W 4 Blackpool Borough L 1960~61 H 28 4 2 V
29th Apr 1961 W 4 Featherstone Rovers L 1960~61 H 38 0 1 1 V
6th May 1961 L 4 Leeds ChSF 1960~61 A 4 11 V
13th May 1961 W 4 Wigan CCF 1960~61 N 12 6 V
12th Aug 1961 W 4 Liverpool City* Fr Charity Cup 1961~62 H 29 14 1 3 V
19th Aug 1961 W 4 Leeds L 1961~62 H 20 5 V
26th Aug 1961 L 4 Swinton L 1961~62 A 6 15 V
30th Aug 1961 W 4 Wakefield Trinity L 1961~62 H 10 5 V
9th Sep 1961 W 4 Salford L 1961~62 A 24 7 V
12th Sep 1961 W 4 Rochdale Hornets L 1961~62 A 14 2 V
16th Sep 1961 W 4 Whitehaven L 1961~62 H 44 0 2 V
23rd Sep 1961 W 4 Barrow L 1961~62 A 34 2 3 V
30th Sep 1961 L 4 Hull L 1961~62 H 22 25 V
2nd Oct 1961 W 4 Oldham LC2 1961~62 H 30 7 1 V
7th Oct 1961 W 4 Whitehaven L 1961~62 A 10 3 1 V
10th Oct 1961 W 4 Salford LCSF 1961~62 H 21 2 1 V
14th Oct 1961 W 4 New Zealand Tour 1961~62 H 25 10 1 V
28th Oct 1961 L 4 Warrington L 1961~62 A 7 11 V
11th Nov 1961 W 4 Swinton LCF 1961~62 N 25 9 V
18th Nov 1961 L 4 Widnes L 1961~62 A 12 13 1 V
2nd Dec 1961 L 4 Hull K.R. L 1961~62 A 5 12 V
16th Dec 1961 L 4 Oldham L 1961~62 H 8 9 V
13th Jan 1962 L 4 Leeds L 1961~62 A 3 20 V
20th Jan 1962 W 4 Warrington L 1961~62 H 11 7 V
27th Jan 1962 L 4 Workington Town L 1961~62 A 7 23 1 V
3rd Feb 1962 W 4 Huddersfield L 1961~62 H 36 5 V
10th Feb 1962 W 4 Salford CC1 1961~62 A 15 2 V
17th Feb 1962 W 4 Salford L 1961~62 H 17 12 V
24th Feb 1962 L 4 Leigh L 1961~62 A 6 7 V
3rd Mar 1962 L 4 Huddersfield CC2 1961~62 H 2 13 V
24th Mar 1962 W 4 Widnes L 1961~62 H 13 8 V
3rd Apr 1962 W 4 Hull K.R. L 1961~62 H 27 2 1 V
1st Dec 1962 L 4 Workington Town L 1962~63 A 5 8 V
8th Dec 1962 W 4 Leeds L 1962~63 H 13 6 V
11th Mar 1963 L 3 Halifax CC1 1962~63 A 2 9 V
23rd Mar 1963 W 4 Bramley L 1962~63 H 38 0 V
26th Mar 1963 W 3 Wigan L 1962~63 H 20 11 V
30th Mar 1963 W 3 Featherstone Rovers L 1962~63 A 17 10 V
1st Apr 1963 W 4 Workington Town L 1962~63 H 29 0 V
6th Apr 1963 W 3 Halifax L 1962~63 H 33 3 1 V
12th Apr 1963 W 4 Wigan L 1962~63 A 24 4 1 V
27th Apr 1963 L 4 Hull L 1962~63 A 7 15 V
29th Apr 1963 L 3 Wakefield Trinity L 1962~63 H 15 16 1 V
4th May 1963 W 4 Widnes L 1962~63 A 25 2 V
6th May 1963 W 4 Oldham L 1962~63 H 22 8 V
*Unofficial Match. **Non Playing Sub.
CALCULATED APPEARANCES : OFFICIAL 111 OTHER 7 = 118
ACTUAL APPEARANCES (inc 0 Subs) = 118

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