James Macauley

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Jim MacAuley
Personal information
Full name James Lowry MacAuley
Date of birth (1889-11-24)24 November 1889
Place of birth Portarlington, Ireland
Date of death 8 October 1945(1945-10-08) (aged 55)
Place of death Preston, England
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Playing position Inside forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1906–1907 Cloughfern
1907 Cliftonville Olympic
1907–1910 Cliftonville
1910 Rangers
1910–1914 Huddersfield Town 95 (32)
1914–1915 Preston North End 59 (23)
1917–1919 Belfast Celtic
1919–1920 Leicester Fosse 19 (2)
1920–1921 Grimsby Town 16 (4)
1921–1923 Lancaster Town
1923–192? Morecambe
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

James Lowry Macauley (born 24 November 1889 – 8 October 1945), also known as Jim, was a professional footballer, who played for Rangers, Huddersfield Town and Preston North End. He also played football for Ireland, scoring one goal. He played as an inside forward.[1]


His family moved to Belfast when he was young and he attended St. Enoch's Presbyterian School, before going to Belfast Royal Academy. McAuley played amateur football for Cliftonville, scoring in their Irish Cup final replay win over Bohemians in Dublin in 1909 and the Irish League victory in 1910, before signing for Rangers.[2] During the Great war he returned to Ireland and guested for Belfast Celtic. In 1919 he returned to England, and played for Leicester City in the Second Division, the club had recently formed after the disbanding of the previous team in the city. At the end of his career he played for Grimsby Town and Lancaster Town and Morecambe.


  • Irish Cup 1909
  • Irish League 1910
Preston North End
  • Division Two Runners-up 1914-1915


  1. ^ Lamming, Douglas (1985). A who's who of Grimsby Town AFC : 1890-1985. Beverley: Hutton. p. 42. ISBN 0-907033-34-2.
  2. ^ Jim McAuley NI Football Blog


  • Thomas, Ian; Thomas, Owen; Hodgson, Alan; Ward, John (2007). 99 years & counting : stats and stories, 1908-2008 : Huddersfield Town A.F.C. centenary history. Huddersfield: Huddersfield Town Football Club. ISBN 095572810X.