Col Donohoe

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Col Donohoe
Personal information
Full name Matthew Colin Donohoe
Born 1929
Died 16 June 1986
Sydney, New South Wales
Playing information
Position Halfback
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1951–53 Easts 44 14 3 0 45
1955–59 South Sydney 85 13 0 0 39
Total 129 27 3 0 84
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1954–56 New South Wales 3 1 0 0 3
1952–53 Australia 2 0 0 0 0

Matthew Colin "Col" Donohoe (1929-1986) was an Australian rugby league player for the Eastern Suburbs and South Sydney clubs, playing between 1951 and 1959.[1]

Club career[edit]

Col Donohoe, a half-back, played 4 seasons with the Sydney Roosters in 1949, 1951,1952 and 1953. Donohoe then played 5 seasons at South Sydney Rabbitohs between 1955-1959. He is remembered by South's fans as the man who scored a try late in the grand final that won South Sydney Rabbitohs the 1955 Premiership.

Representative career[edit]

Col Donohoe represented NSW Country Firsts on one occasion in 1950. He then represented New South Wales on three occasions in the years 1954 and 1956.

He also played half-back for the Kangaroos, in the Third Test against New Zealand [2] representing Australia for the first time on 2 July 1952.[3] Donohue is listed on the Australian Players Register as Kangaroo No.294.[4]

Col Donohoe died in 1986 following complications during an operation for a hip replacement.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Rugby League Tables / Col Donohoe". 
  2. ^ "Donohoe As Five-eighth Shock Move". The Sun-Herald. Sydney: National Library of Australia. 9 May 1954. p. 36. Retrieved 13 June 2011. 
  3. ^ "NEWCOMERS AT PRACTICE FOR LEAGUE TEST DEBUT". The Sydney Morning Herald. National Library of Australia. 1 July 1952. p. 7. Retrieved 13 June 2011. 
  4. ^ ARL Annual Report 2005, page 54
  5. ^ Alan Whiticker, Rugby League Project