Sean Devine

OVERALL STATISTICS

BIRTHAGESIGNED ONFROM
25-01-1970
N/A
27-01-1987
Leigh Rangers ARL
DEBUTLAST MATCHLEFT
01-04-1987 v Castleford
Swinton
1991- Oldham
CAREERAPPEARANCES (SUBS)
1986-1990
39 (4)
TRIESGOALSDGOALSPTS
10
48
0
136

Biography of Sean Devine



HERITAGE NO : 992
Sean Devine was a Rugby League player at Golborne Comprehensive School and featured highly in the Derek McHugh coached Rugby League side. Alongside Ian Gildart for Wigan, Sean was signed by a top flight club, namely The Saints, and featured in 35 games and 4 at sub, including a half back appearance against Wigan in the 1990 Challenge Cup Semi Final, which the Saints narrowly lost 14-20. He left Saints for Oldham.

Sean made his debut at the latter end of the 1986-87 campaign, against Castleford at Wheldon Road and opportunities were limited at the time given the outstanding form of Neil Holding and Brett Clark. Sean was in the halves with another young half-back prospect, Paul Doherty, but the Saints lost narrowly 8-10 to the Yorkshiremen, on 1st April.

Although first team opportunities were limited initially, Sean was a regular squad member from 1989 to 1991, making over 30 appearances. He was a lively customer, with good hands and anticipation, as you would expect a half-back to be and he also was a competent goal kicker. Although he experienced heartbreak during the Challenge Cup semi-final against Wigan at Old Trafford in 1990, one of his most memorable matches was against Castleford earlier in the campaign at Knowsley Road, when the Saints were not exactly down as favourites after a poor run of form. In one of the most memorable victories, they gave the visitors the run around and won 39-12, with Sean notching 9 goals.

Sean’s last game for the first team was also a Challenge Cup tie, against Swinton at Manchester City’s Maine Road ground, when Saints beat Swinton in the first round 18-8, when Sean was partnered by Welshman Jon Griffiths.

The football link was apparent once more on 10th January 2021 when Sean’s son, Alfie, came off the bench to become the youngest debutant for Spurs at 16 years 163 days, when they played Marine in the FA Cup. He scored shortly after too, in front of a large TV audience. Family sporting DNA was truly in evidence.



SEASON STATISTICS

Season (Official Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1986~87 0 0 0 1
1987~88 0 0 0 2
1989~904 26 0 19
1990~916 22 0 17
TOTALS:10 48 0 39
Season (Other Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1987~881001
1989~901601
1990~910001
1992~930001
TOTALS:2604

ALL MATCHES

DateMatchPosOpponentsCompVenueFTFTOTGDG
1st Apr 1987 1
L
7 Castleford L H 8 10 VIEW
14th Aug 1987 --
W
7 Sheffield Eagles* Fr H 40 2 1 VIEW
6th Sep 1987 2
W
7 Hull Kingston Rovers L H 31 16 VIEW
24th Apr 1988 3
W
7 Castleford PT1 H 40 8 VIEW
24th Sep 1989 4
L
14 Bradford Northern L A 18 28 VIEW
27th Sep 1989 5
L
7 Oldham LC2 H 6 36 VIEW
1st Oct 1989 --NPS
W
14 New Zealand Tour H 27 26 VIEW
14th Jan 1990 6
W
7 Castleford CCP H 39 12 1 9 VIEW
17th Jan 1990 7
W
7 Hull L H 19 12 3 VIEW
21st Jan 1990 8
W
7 Salford L A 25 10 4 VIEW
28th Jan 1990 9
W
7 Bramley CC1 A 22 14 VIEW
31st Jan 1990 10
W
7 Bradford Northern L H 32 10 1 VIEW
4th Feb 1990 11
W
7 Leeds L H 32 26 VIEW
10th Feb 1990 12
W
7 Hull CC2 A 24 12 VIEW
18th Feb 1990 13
W
7 Barrow L A 46 6 1 VIEW
25th Feb 1990 14
W
7 Whitehaven CC3 H 44 10 VIEW
28th Feb 1990 15
D
7 Warrington L AB H 0 0 VIEW
4th Mar 1990 16
L
7 Castleford L A 24 34 VIEW
10th Mar 1990 17
L
7 Wigan CCSF N 14 20 1 VIEW
14th Mar 1990 18
L
7 Warrington L H 14 23 3 VIEW
17th Mar 1990 19
W
7 Wakefield Trinity L H 44 21 6 VIEW
25th Mar 1990 20
W
7 Leigh L H 12 6 VIEW
1st Apr 1990 21
L
7 Leeds L A 14 50 VIEW
8th Apr 1990 22
W
14 Sheffield Eagles L H 42 26 1 VIEW
2nd May 1990 --
W
7 Pilkington Recs/ Thatto Heath* Fr Benefit H 74 38 1 6 VIEW
12th Aug 1990 --
W
7 Widnes* Fr Charity H 40 12 VIEW
26th Aug 1990 23
W
7 Trafford Borough LC1 H 56 24 VIEW
2nd Sep 1990 24
L
7 Salford LC2 A 7 21 VIEW
16th Sep 1990 25
W
7 Bradford Northern L H 24 20 VIEW
21st Oct 1990 26
L
7 Castleford L H 16 29 2 VIEW
4th Nov 1990 27
W
7 Rochdale Hornets L A 30 18 1 VIEW
11th Nov 1990 28
W
7 Sheffield Eagles L H 34 17 VIEW
21st Nov 1990 29
L
5 Bradford Northern L A 16 18 1 2 VIEW
25th Nov 1990 30
W
7 Rochdale Hornets L H 44 14 1 6 VIEW
11th Dec 1990 31
W
14 Featherstone Rovers RT2 A 33 16 1 VIEW
16th Dec 1990 32
L
14 Warrington RT3 A 12 18 VIEW
23rd Dec 1990 33
L
7 Sheffield Eagles L A 8 18 1 VIEW
1st Jan 1991 34
L
7 Widnes L A 8 14 VIEW
6th Jan 1991 35
W
7 Wakefield Trinity L H 36 14 6 VIEW
13th Jan 1991 36
W
7 Featherstone Rovers L A 36 28 6 VIEW
20th Jan 1991 37
W
7 Leeds L H 22 16 1 VIEW
27th Jan 1991 38
D
7 Hull Kingston Rovers L A 26 26 VIEW
3rd Feb 1991 --NPS
W
14 Oldham L A 20 16 VIEW
10th Feb 1991 39
W
6 Swinton CC1 A 18 8 VIEW
16th Aug 1992 --
W
14 Widnes* Fr Charity H 22 12 VIEW
*Unofficial Match. **Non Playing Sub.
WINS : 30 | LOSSES : 13 | DRAWS : 2

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