Tom Durkin

OVERALL STATISTICS

BIRTHAGESIGNED ONFROMDEBUTLAST MATCHLEFT
18-04-1895
N/A
Date unknown.
Local
25-01-1913 v Swinton
Leigh
1921- Wakefield Trinity
CAREERAPPEARANCES (SUBS)TRIESGOALSDGOALSPTS
1912-1920
85 (0)
17
0
0
51

BIOGRAPHY

Tommy Durkin was a tough and mobile, no-nonsense second row forward whose career with his home town club straddled the pre and post First World War era. The 1911 census tells us that Tommy lived in Hardy Street, with 2 brothers and 3 sisters. He was classed as a labourer at the plate glassworks, ideal for his sporting activities on a Saturday afternoon. Both his father [County Mayo] and mother had come over from Ireland, which was certainly not an unusual occurrence for our town.

Tom made his debut in a 17-0 victory over Swinton half way through the 1912-13 season and went on to make 85 appearances all told, including some matches for the club in the War Emergency League. Given his initial address in Hardy Street, in a dominant catchment area for the burgeoning St. Helens Recreation club and the fact that he worked at Pilkingtons, he could well have played in a red, amber and black jersey against the Saints!

The Players’ Registers has Tommy living in Bruce Street in the early 1920s, after his marriage and he played in every round of the 1914-15 Challenge Cup campaign, when unfancied Saints reached the final, only to be vanquished by Huddersfield’s Team of all the Talents. He also played in a Lancashire Cup semi-final against Oldham in November 1913, which Saints lost 5-17.

Tommy went on to join Wakefield Trinity before the start of the 1921-22 season. The Coal Hewer was living at 8 Johnson Street, St Helens in 1939. He died in St Helens in March 1958 at the age of 62.

SEASON STATISTICS

Season (Official Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1912~13 0 0 0 2
1913~146 0 0 8
1914~15 5 0 0 35
1919~202 0 0 16
1920~21 4 0 0 24
TOTALS:17 0 0 85
Season (Other Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1915~16 20020
1918~19 0001
TOTALS:20021

ALL MATCHES

DatePosOpponentsCompSeasonVenueFTFTOTGDGNPS**
25th Jan 1913 W 11 Swinton L 1912~13 H 17 0 V
24th Mar 1913 L 11 Huddersfield L 1912~13 A 3 21 V
6th Sep 1913 W 12 Runcorn L 1913~14 A 10 5 V
18th Oct 1913 W 13 Leigh L 1913~14 H 37 7 1 V
8th Nov 1913 W 13 Broughton Rangers L 1913~14 H 18 8 1 V
15th Nov 1913 L 13 Oldham LCSF 1913~14 A 5 17 V
10th Apr 1914 L 12 Wigan L 1913~14 A 2 30 V
11th Apr 1914 W 12 Rochdale Hornets L 1913~14 H 47 5 2 V
13th Apr 1914 L 12 Huddersfield L 1913~14 A 8 10 V
18th Apr 1914 W 12 Hunslet L 1913~14 H 36 6 2 V
5th Sep 1914 W 12 Runcorn L 1914~15 H 26 0 V
12th Sep 1914 L 12 Swinton L 1914~15 A 3 12 V
19th Sep 1914 W 12 Oldham L 1914~15 H 10 4 V
26th Sep 1914 L 12 Rochdale Hornets L 1914~15 A 11 26 V
10th Oct 1914 W 12 Widnes L 1914~15 H 12 5 V
17th Oct 1914 L 12 Swinton LC1 1914~15 A 11 13 V
24th Oct 1914 L 12 Bradford Northern L 1914~15 A 3 28 V
31st Oct 1914 L 12 Broughton Rangers L 1914~15 H 5 6 V
7th Nov 1914 L 12 Bramley L 1914~15 A 16 22 V
14th Nov 1914 W 12 Barrow L 1914~15 H 13 12 V
21st Nov 1914 W 12 Dewsbury L 1914~15 H 26 16 V
28th Nov 1914 L 12 Warrington L 1914~15 A 6 15 V
5th Dec 1914 W 12 Keighley L 1914~15 H 11 6 V
12th Dec 1914 W 12 Oldham L 1914~15 A 9 5 V
19th Dec 1914 W 12 Bramley L 1914~15 H 24 0 V
26th Dec 1914 L 12 Wigan L 1914~15 H 6 15 1 V
1st Jan 1915 W 12 Runcorn L 1914~15 A 10 4 V
2nd Jan 1915 W 12 Warrington L 1914~15 H 25 0 2 V
9th Jan 1915 W 12 Salford L 1914~15 A 9 3 V
16th Jan 1915 W 12 Leigh L 1914~15 A 6 2 V
23rd Jan 1915 W 12 Hull L 1914~15 H 11 9 V
6th Feb 1915 W 10 Salford L 1914~15 H 23 2 V
27th Feb 1915 W 12 Featherstone Rovers CC1 1914~15 A 6 0 V
6th Mar 1915 L 12 Dewsbury L 1914~15 A 3 13 V
13th Mar 1915 W 12 Swinton CC2 1914~15 A 5 0 V
27th Mar 1915 W 12 Keighley CC3 1914~15 A 3 2 V
29th Mar 1915 W 12 Rochdale Hornets L 1914~15 H 12 3 1 V
2nd Apr 1915 L 12 Wigan L 1914~15 A 11 13 V
3rd Apr 1915 W 12 Bradford Northern L 1914~15 H 19 3 1 V
5th Apr 1915 L 12 Hull L 1914~15 A 6 46 V
10th Apr 1915 D 12 Rochdale Hornets CCSF 1914~15 N 5 5 V
14th Apr 1915 L 12 Broughton Rangers L 1914~15 A 8 31 V
17th Apr 1915 L 12 Widnes L 1914~15 A 0 21 V
24th Apr 1915 W 12 Rochdale Hornets CCSF(rep) 1914~15 N 9 2 V
1st May 1915 L 12 Huddersfield CCF 1914~15 N 3 37 V
11th Sep 1915 L 12 St. Helens Recs * Fr WEL 1915~16 A 5 10 V
25th Sep 1915 W 12 Broughton Rangers * Fr WEL 1915~16 H 11 5 V
2nd Oct 1915 W 12 Swinton * Fr WEL 1915~16 H 7 3 V
9th Oct 1915 W 12 Salford * Fr WEL 1915~16 H 27 8 V
14th Nov 1915 L 11 Salford * Fr WEL 1915~16 A 5 18 V
11th Dec 1915 W 11 Runcorn * Fr WEL 1915~16 H 6 2 V
25th Dec 1915 D 11 St. Helens Recs * Fr WEL 1915~16 H 0 0 V
26th Dec 1915 W 11 Wigan * Fr WEL 1915~16 H 8 2 V
1st Jan 1916 W 10 St. Helens Recs * Fr WEL *AB 1915~16 A 2 0 V
8th Jan 1916 L 11 St. Helens Recs * Fr WEL 1915~16 A 3 8 V
22nd Jan 1916 L 11 Wigan * Fr WEL 1915~16 H 0 6 V
29th Jan 1916 L 11 St. Helens Recs * Fr WEL 1915~16 H 3 6 V
12th Feb 1916 L 11 Hull * Fr WEL 1915~16 A 3 22 V
17th Mar 1916 W 10 Runcorn * Fr WEL 1915~16 H 19 11 1 V
24th Mar 1916 L 10 Swinton * Fr WEL 1915~16 A 3 11 V
15th Apr 1916 W 10 Runcorn * Fr WEL 1915~16 H 12 2 1 V
21st Apr 1916 L 10 Wigan * Fr WEL 1915~16 A 16 29 V
22nd Apr 1916 L 10 St. Helens Recs * Fr WEL 1915~16 A 3 11 V
24th Apr 1916 L 10 Barrow * Fr WEL 1915~16 A 0 23 V
29th Apr 1916 W 10 Swinton * Fr WEL 1915~16 H 5 3 V
25th Dec 1918 L 13 St. Helens Recs * Fr 1918~19 A 0 20 V
13th Sep 1919 L 13 Swinton L 1919~20 A 5 7 V
8th Nov 1919 W 13 Hull K.R. L 1919~20 H 11 0 1 V
11th Nov 1919 L 13 Rochdale Hornets L 1919~20 A 5 6 1 V
22nd Nov 1919 L 13 Halifax L 1919~20 A 8 17 V
20th Dec 1919 W 13 Halifax L 1919~20 H 5 0 V
25th Dec 1919 L 13 St. Helens Recs L 1919~20 A 6 21 V
26th Dec 1919 W 13 Wigan L 1919~20 H 13 5 V
27th Dec 1919 L 13 Broughton Rangers L 1919~20 A 0 15 V
1st Jan 1920 W 13 St. Helens Recs L 1919~20 H 9 8 V
3rd Jan 1920 D 13 Wakefield Trinity L 1919~20 A 9 9 V
24th Jan 1920 W 13 Widnes L 1919~20 H 12 2 V
7th Feb 1920 L 13 Barrow L 1919~20 A 5 25 V
14th Feb 1920 L 13 Batley L 1919~20 A 3 6 V
21st Feb 1920 D 13 Wakefield Trinity CC1 1919~20 H 2 2 V
24th Feb 1920 D 13 Wakefield Trinity CC1(rep) 1919~20 A 2 2 V
26th Feb 1920 L 13 Wakefield Trinity CC1(2nd rep) 1919~20 N 3 12 V
4th Sep 1920 W 12 Widnes L 1920~21 H 18 8 V
11th Sep 1920 L 12 Leigh L 1920~21 A 0 5 V
18th Sep 1920 W 12 Warrington L 1920~21 H 26 6 1 V
25th Sep 1920 W 12 Swinton L 1920~21 A 17 8 V
2nd Oct 1920 W 12 Bradford Northern L 1920~21 H 38 3 1 V
9th Oct 1920 W 12 Widnes L 1920~21 A 10 2 V
16th Oct 1920 W 12 Askam LC1 1920~21 H 26 2 1 V
23rd Oct 1920 L 12 Rochdale Hornets L 1920~21 A 8 15 V
6th Nov 1920 L 11 York L 1920~21 A 0 8 V
13th Nov 1920 W 13 Barrow L 1920~21 H 8 5 V
27th Nov 1920 W 13 Salford L 1920~21 H 14 5 V
11th Dec 1920 W 13 Keighley L 1920~21 H 14 0 V
18th Dec 1920 W 13 Bradford Northern L 1920~21 A 16 0 1 V
25th Dec 1920 L 13 St. Helens Recs L 1920~21 H 0 5 V
26th Dec 1920 L 13 Wigan L 1920~21 H 4 22 V
1st Jan 1921 L 13 St. Helens Recs L 1920~21 A 0 39 V
8th Jan 1921 L 13 York L 1920~21 H 0 6 V
22nd Jan 1921 W 13 Hunslet L 1920~21 H 8 7 V
29th Jan 1921 L 13 Warrington L 1920~21 A 2 15 V
12th Feb 1921 L 12 Keighley L 1920~21 A 0 9 V
26th Mar 1921 L 12 Oldham L 1920~21 A 0 28 V
28th Mar 1921 W 12 Broughton Rangers L 1920~21 H 9 7 V
2nd Apr 1921 W 12 Salford L 1920~21 A 10 5 V
22nd Apr 1921 W 12 Leigh L 1920~21 H 15 8 V
*Unofficial Match. **Non Playing Sub.
CALCULATED APPEARANCES : OFFICIAL 64 OTHER 21 = 85
ACTUAL APPEARANCES (inc 0 Subs) = 85

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