Edward Toohey

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Edward Toohey
Personal information
Full name A. Edward Toohey
Born October→December 1926[1]
Wigan[1]
Died 26 November 1979 (aged 53)[2]
Wigan, Greater Manchester, England
Playing information
Position Centre, Scrum-half
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1943–47 Wigan 35 11 0 0 33
1947–≥47 Barrow
≤1961–61 Liverpool City
Total 35 11 0 0 33
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1952 England 2 0 0 0 0
1952 Great Britain 3 1 0 0 3
Coaching information
Club
Years Team Gms W D L W%
1974–75 Wigan
Source: [3][4][5]

A. Edward "Ted" Toohey (birth registered October→December 1926 – 26 November 1979) was an English professional rugby league footballer of the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s, and coached in the 1970s. He played at representative level for Great Britain, and England, and at club level for Wigan, Barrow and Liverpool City, as a centre, or scrum-half/halfback, i.e. number 3 or 4, or, 7, and coached at club level for Wigan.

Playing career[edit]

International honours[edit]

Toohey won caps for England while at Barrow in 1952 against Other Nationalities (2 matches),[6] and won caps for Great Britain while at Barrow in 1952 against Australia (3 matches).[7]

Ted Toohey also represented Great Britain while at Barrow between 1952 and 1956 against France (1 non-Test match).[8]

Challenge Cup Final appearances[edit]

Ted Toohey played scrum-half/halfback in Barrow's 0–10 defeat by Wigan in the 1950–51 Challenge Cup Final during the 1950–51 season at Wembley Stadium, London on Saturday 5 May 1951,[9] and played scrum-half/halfback in the 21–12 victory over Workington Town in the 1954–55 Challenge Cup Final during the 1954–55 season at Wembley Stadium, London on Saturday 30 April 1955, in front of a crowd of 66,513.

County Cup Final appearances[edit]

Ted Toohey played left-centre, i.e. number 4, and scored a try in Wigan's 3–7 defeat by Widnes in the 1945–46 Lancashire County Cup Final during the 1945–46 season at Wilderspool Stadium, Warrington on Saturday 27 October 1945.

Club career[edit]

Toohey started his career with hometown club Wigan. He later moved to Barrow, where he formed a successful half-back partnership with stand-off Willie Horne.[2] He also went on to play for Liverpool City.[2]

Coaching career[edit]

In 1961, Toohey brought his playing career to an end, and rejoined Wigan as a member of the coaching staff.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Birth details at freebmd.org.uk". freebmd.org.uk. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  2. ^ a b c d "Champion's battle". The Guardian. 27 November 1979. p. 24. (Subscription required (help)). 
  3. ^ England Statistics at englandrl.co.uk
  4. ^ Great Britain Statistics at englandrl.co.uk
  5. ^ Statistics at rugbyleagueproject.org
  6. ^ "England Statistics at englandrl.co.uk". englandrl. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  7. ^ "Great Britain Statistics at englandrl.co.uk". englandrl. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  8. ^ Edgar, Harry (2007). Rugby League Journal Annual 2008 Page-110. Rugby League Journal Publishing. ISBN 0-9548355-3-0
  9. ^ "1950–1951 Challenge Cup Final". wigan.rlfans.com. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 

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