Jimmy Hoey

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James Hoey
Personal information
Full name James Hoey
Nickname Jimmy
Playing information
Position Centre, Second-row
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1922/23–34/35 Widnes 308 101 395 0 1093
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1930 England 1 2 5 0 16

James "Jimmy" Hoey was an English professional rugby league footballer of the 1920s, and 1930s playing, at representative level for England, and at club level for Widnes, as Centre, or Second-row, i.e. number 3 or 4, or 11 or 12, during the era of contested scrums.

Playing career[edit]

International honours[edit]

Jimmy Hoey won a cap for England while at Widnes in 1930 against Other Nationalities.[1]

Challenge Cup Final appearances[edit]

Jimmy Hoey played in Widnes' 10-3 victory over St. Helens in the 1930 Challenge Cup Final during the 1929–30 season at Wembley Stadium, London on Saturday 3 May 1930 in front of a crowd of 36,544.[2]

County Cup Final appearances[edit]

Jimmy Hoey played Loose forward/Lock, and scored a conversion in Widnes' 4-5 defeat by Wigan in the 1928 Lancashire County Cup Final during the 1928–29 season at Wilderspool Stadium, Warrington on Saturday 24 November 1928.[3]

Club career[edit]

In the 1932–33 season, Jimmy Hoey became the first player from any club to play and score in every game during a season, this record was equalled by William "Billy" Langton of Hunslet in the 1958–59 season.[4]

Honoured at Widnes[edit]

Jimmy Hoey is a Widnes Hall Of Fame Inductee.[4]

Genealogical information[edit]

Jimmy Hoey is the brother of the rugby league footballer of the 1930s, and 1940s for Widnes, William Hoey.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "England Statistics at englandrl.co.uk". englandrl. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  2. ^ a b "Statistics at rugby.widnes.tv". rugby.widnes.tv. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  3. ^ "1928-1929 Lancashire Cup Final". wigan.rlfans.com. 31 December 2014. Retrieved 1 January 2015. 
  4. ^ a b "Hall Of Fame at rugby.widnes.tv". rugby.widnes.tv. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 

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