Johnny Halligan

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Johnny Halligan as player and later in life

Johnny Donegan Halligan (c. 1899-1977) was a Scottish football player and manager.[1] Halligan played as an inside left for Shawfield, a Juniors side from Glasgow, Hibernian and briefly Montrose.[1]

He signed for Hibs on 30 October 1920, and played in two Scottish Cup finals in 1923 and 1924. He was a regular in the team until his last game, at home to Falkirk on 14 October 1933. In all he played 457 times for Hibs and scored 74 goals. He also worked for Hibernian as a coach, scout (from 1933) and caretaker manager in 1936.[1] Halligan was appointed caretaker manager, a job he apparently detested,[2] of Hibernian after the resignation of Bobby Templeton in February 1936 and held the position for over two months until Willie McCartney became manager.[2] His managerial record in the league was played 11, won 6, drawn 1 and lost 4.[1] He made a brief comeback for Montrose in the 1937-38 season.

He died in Glasgow in 1977, aged 77.


  1. ^ a b c d "Halligan, Johnny". Retrieved 26 May 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "Johnny Halligan". Archived from the original on 13 August 2014. Retrieved 26 May 2014. 

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