John Daly (rugby)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
John Daly
Personal information
Full name John Christopher Daly
Nickname Jack
Born 12 December 1917
Cobh, Ireland
Died 10 October 1988(1988-10-10) (aged 70)
Chertsey, England
Playing information
Rugby union
Position Prop
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
Cobh Pirates RFC
Cork Constitution
London Irish
Total 0 0 0 0 0
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
Barbarian F.C. ≥1
Munster Rugby ≥1
1947–48 Ireland 7 1 0 0 3
Rugby league
Position Prop
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
Huddersfield
≤1952–≥52 Featherstone Rovers
Total 0 0 0 0 0
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1949 British Empire XIII 1 0 0 0 0
1950–53 Other Nationalities 7 0 0 0 0
Source: rugbyleagueproject.org

John "Jack" Christopher "Chris" Daly (12 December 1917 – 10 October 1988) was an Irish rugby union and professional rugby league footballer of the 1940s and '50s, playing representative level rugby union (RU) for Ireland, and Munster Rugby, at invitational level for Barbarian F.C., and at club level for Cobh Pirates RFC, Cork Constitution, and London Irish, as a Prop, i.e. number 1 or 3, and playing representative level rugby league (RL) for Other Nationalities, and British Empire XIII, and at club level for Huddersfield, and Featherstone Rovers, as a Prop, i.e. number 8 or 10, during the era of contested scrums. When Jack Daly ran onto the playing field he used to do a double somersault, and before international matches he would do double back-somersaults to confirm his fitness.[1]

Playing career[edit]

International honours[edit]

born 12 December 1917 in Cobh, Jack Daly won caps for Ireland (RU) in 1947 against France, England, Scotland, and Wales, and in 1948 against England, Scotland, and Wales,[2] represented British Empire XIII (RL) in 1949 against France, and won caps for Other Nationalities (RL) in 1950 against France (2 matches), in 1951 against Wales, and England, in 1952 England, and France, and in 1953 against Wales.

Rugby Football League Championship final appearances[edit]

Jack Daly played Left-Prop, i.e. number 8 in Huddersfield's 2–20 defeat to Wigan in the 1949–50 Rugby Football League Championship final at Maine Road, Manchester on Saturday 13 May 1950.[3]

Challenge Cup Final appearances[edit]

Jack Daly played in Featherstone Rovers' 10–18 defeat to Workington Town in the 1951–52 Challenge Cup Final at Wembley Stadium on Saturday 19 April 1952.

Outside of rugby[edit]

During World War II, Jack Daly served as a signaller with the London Irish Rifles in North Africa, and Italy, and was involved in the Battle of Monte Cassino.[1]

Honoured by Rugby League Ireland[edit]

On 25 March 2004 footballer were inducted into Rugby League Ireland's inaugural Hall of Fame at the Rugby League Heritage Centre in Huddersfield, they were; John "Jack" Daly (Huddersfield/Featherstone Rovers), Robert "Bob" Kelly (Keighley/Wakefield Trinity/Batley), Seamus McCallion (Halifax/Leeds/Bramley), Thomas "Tom" McKinney, (Salford/Warrington/St. Helens), Terry O'Connor (Salford/Wigan Warriors/Widnes Vikings), Patrick "Paddy" Reid (Huddersfield/Halifax).[4]

Daly died 10 October 1988 in Chertsey.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Profile at london-irish.co.uk". london-irish.co.uk. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  2. ^ "Statistics at espnscrum.com". espnscrum.com. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  3. ^ "1949–1950 Championship Final". wigan.rlfans.com. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  4. ^ "Coach gets a double". Evening Chronicle. 25 March 2004. Retrieved 1 January 2009. 

External links[edit]