Richard O Hara

OVERALL STATISTICS

BIRTHAGESIGNED ONFROM
28-6-1874
N/A
1896
Unknown.
DEBUTLAST MATCHLEFT
24-10-1896 v Widnes
Morecambe
1898- Workington
CAREERAPPEARANCES (SUBS)
1896-1897
42 (0)
TRIESGOALSDGOALSPTS
7
1
0
23

BIOGRAPHY

Richard O Hara was a half back who played 42 matches for the club between October 1896 and April 1898. He scored seven tries for the Saints including a brace against Castleford. Richard played in the first ever Challenge Cup Final for the Saints against Batley in 1897. He also kicked one goal against Oldham.

He was born in Workington in the summer of 1874. His father, Daniel (born 1847) was a boilermaker and Richard would spend his work life following his father`s footsteps toiling with oily engines. His mother was named Margaret (nee Tewddle born 1849) and he was raised with three brothers John, David and Joseph and two sisters Mary and Elizabeth. On the 1881 Census the O`Hara family were resident at 57 South John Street, Workington.

Curiously, Richard could not be found on the 1891 Census and by the time we pick up his life again in 1901 he had married Hannah Martin (born 1874)in 1896, become a father to Daniel and played almost fifty matches for the Saints. In 1901 he had moved to Caldewgate which is the central area of Carlisle. His occupation was listed as an engine maker and his address was 11 Lorne Street, Carlisle. In that Census year his daughter, Hannah, was born.

In 1911 he had moved to 26 Monks Close Road in Carlisle and he was listed as an iron driller. We know that his son, Daniel, followed the family tradition and became a fitter. In 1939 he was still in Carlisle with his wife. Richard died in June 1953 in Carlisle at the age of 80.

Dave Dooley

The SHS is also grateful to Mick Brown, Richardís Great-grandson, for the following snippets of information about him [courtesy Carlisle Journal]: Richard started work at Cowans and Sheldon Engineering Company before joining the Saints; after leaving the Knowsley Road club [and returning to Carlisle], he joined Workington. He now worked at Tyers railway signal implement manufacturers. He was the reserve half-back for Cumbria v Cheshire in November 1898 and played for Workington against Whitehaven, which was their first-ever clash under Northern Union rules, on 12th of that month. As well as opening the scoring with a dropped goal, he scored two tries. Richard also scored twice in the game against Askam. Richardís younger brother David played football for Shaddongate United who changed their name to Carlisle Red Rose and are now known as Carlisle United. In 1939 Richard was resident in Monksclose Road, Carlisle. He died in Carlisle in 1953 at the age of 78.

SEASON STATISTICS

Season (Official Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1896~975 0 0 23
1897~982 1 0 19
TOTALS:7 1 0 42
Season (Other Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1896~97 0002
1897~98 1007
TOTALS:1009

ALL MATCHES

DatePosOpponentsCompSeasonVenueFTFTOTGDGNPS**
17th Oct 1896 L 7 Rochdale St. Cuthberts * Fr 1896~97 A 4 6 VIEW
24th Oct 1896 W 7 Widnes L 1896~97 H 14 0 VIEW
31st Oct 1896 L 7 Runcorn L 1896~97 H 3 7 VIEW
7th Nov 1896 W 7 Rochdale Hornets L 1896~97 A 14 11 VIEW
14th Nov 1896 D 7 Warrington L 1896~97 H 0 0 VIEW
21st Nov 1896 L 7 Rochdale St. Cuthberts* Fr 1896~97 A 0 4 VIEW
28th Nov 1896 W 7 Leigh L 1896~97 H 11 3 1 VIEW
5th Dec 1896 L 7 Swinton L 1896~97 H 0 3 VIEW
12th Dec 1896 L 7 Broughton Rangers L 1896~97 A 0 3 VIEW
19th Dec 1896 L 7 Stockport L 1896~97 A 6 13 1 VIEW
1st Jan 1897 L 5 Oldham L 1896~97 H 5 17 VIEW
2nd Jan 1897 L 6 Runcorn L 1896~97 A 0 20 VIEW
9th Jan 1897 W 6 Morecambe L 1896~97 H 3 0 VIEW
30th Jan 1897 W 6 Salford L 1896~97 H 9 3 VIEW
6th Feb 1897 L 6 Wigan L 1896~97 A 0 4 VIEW
13th Feb 1897 L 6 Broughton Rangers L 1896~97 H 10 20 VIEW
6th Mar 1897 D 6 Leigh L 1896~97 A 6 6 1 VIEW
11th Mar 1897 W 6 Wigan L 1896~97 H 3 0 VIEW
13th Mar 1897 W 6 Stockport L 1896~97 H 9 0 VIEW
20th Mar 1897 W 6 Lees CC1 1896~97 H 58 0 VIEW
27th Mar 1897 W 6 Castleford CC2 1896~97 H 17 3 2 VIEW
3rd Apr 1897 W 6 Wigan CC3 1896~97 H 11 0 VIEW
10th Apr 1897 W 6 Tyldesley CC4 1896~97 H 12 0 VIEW
19th Apr 1897 W 6 Swinton CCSF 1896~97 N 7 0 VIEW
24th Apr 1897 L 6 Batley CCF 1896~97 N 3 10 VIEW
4th Sep 1897 L 7 Salford L 1897~98 A 0 8 VIEW
11th Sep 1897 W 7 Leigh L 1897~98 H 10 5 VIEW
18th Sep 1897 W 7 Rochdale Hornets L 1897~98 A 3 2 VIEW
25th Sep 1897 W 7 Tyldesley L 1897~98 H 11 0 VIEW
2nd Oct 1897 W 7 Wigan L 1897~98 A 17 7 VIEW
9th Oct 1897 W 7 Broughton Rangers L 1897~98 A 8 0 VIEW
16th Oct 1897 L 7 Widnes L 1897~98 H 3 13 VIEW
30th Oct 1897 L 6 Runcorn L 1897~98 A 0 11 VIEW
6th Nov 1897 W 7 Hull K.R. * Fr 1897~98 A 24 13 1 VIEW
13th Nov 1897 L 6 Swinton L 1897~98 A 0 13 VIEW
20th Nov 1897 L 7 Birkenhead * Fr 1897~98 A 5 6 VIEW
27th Nov 1897 L 6 Oldham L 1897~98 H 4 6 1 VIEW
4th Dec 1897 W 7 Birkenhead * Fr 1897~98 H 8 3 VIEW
11th Dec 1897 L 6 Stockport L 1897~98 A 7 14 VIEW
5th Feb 1898 L 7 Rochdale Hornets L 1897~98 H 3 6 1 VIEW
12th Feb 1898 L 5 Oldham L 1897~98 A 0 11 VIEW
19th Feb 1898 W 7 Stockport L 1897~98 H 27 0 VIEW
26th Feb 1898 L 7 Batley CC1 1897~98 A 7 12 VIEW
8th Mar 1898 W 7 Birkenhead* Fr 1897~98 H 8 0 VIEW
11th Mar 1898 W 7 Barrow* Fr 1897~98 A 5 3 VIEW
12th Mar 1898 D 7 Salford L 1897~98 H 14 14 1 VIEW
19th Mar 1898 W 7 Wigan * Fr 1897~98 A 10 3 VIEW
24th Mar 1898 L 7 Swinton* Fr 1897~98 A 3 5 VIEW
26th Mar 1898 W 7 Runcorn L 1897~98 H 11 0 VIEW
2nd Apr 1898 L 7 Widnes L 1897~98 A 6 7 VIEW
16th Apr 1898 D 7 Morecambe L 1897~98 H 5 5 VIEW
*Unofficial Match. **Non Playing Sub.

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