Charlie Creevey

OVERALL STATISTICS

BIRTHAGESIGNED ONFROM
30-04-1884
N/A
Date unknown.
Pocket Nook Shamrocks
DEBUTLAST MATCHLEFT
07-09-1901 v Wigan
Salford
1910- when he Retired
CAREERAPPEARANCES (SUBS)
1900-1907
143 (0)
TRIESGOALSDGOALSPTS
56
52
0
272

Biography of Charlie Creevey



HERITAGE NO : 99
Charles Creevey by Alex Service and Dave Dooley

Another member of the famous sporting family from the Pocket Nook district of St.Helens, Charlie Creevey was a powerful right wing threequarter who made his debut for the Saints on 7th September 1901 against Wigan at Knowsley Road, as a right centre. The 1903-04 season was particularly successful for Creevey, with 15 tries from 24 appearances in the red, amber and black jersey worn by the Saints at the time. Always capable of scoring tries, Charlie notched four in the defeat of Barrow on 19th December 1905 at Knowsley Road. He could also kick goals too. If you look carefully at the matches played by Charlie at this time you will notice a career gap between March and December 1906. One might assume a serious injury had befallen the star three quarter. However, what had transpired was that Charlie was enjoying his very own gap year. In March 1906 at the tender age of 22, Charlie boarded the ill fated Lucitania in Liverpool and sailed to New York. This trip would shape much of the rest of his life. In December he returned to St Helens in time for Christmas Dinner and a Christmas Day Match against Liverpool City. Charlie prepared for the feast by running in four tries and kicking one goal.

On Good Friday 1907 Charlie and his brothers,Matt and Jimmy, created history by playing in the first team together against Wigan. Since then no family has ever replicated that feat for the Saints. After seven years in the St.Helens team, Charlie became a target for Wigan and signed for them on 21st January 1908. He scored 6 tries and kicked 11 goals in 14 appearances for the Riversiders before returning to Knowsley Road. As right centre to the great Tom Barton, Charlie had a superb season in 1909-10, scoring 10 tries in 28 appearances, with 17 goals for good measure. After that he was to play just one more match for the club before retirement at the ripe old age of 26. His brothers, Jimmy and Matt continued with the First Team for St.Helens. Jimmy captained the team for a spell. It is ironical that as a Wigan player, Charlie achieved county recognition that was denied him as a Saint.

The rest of Charlie’s life was no less adventurous. In 1912 Charlie emigrated to the USA with his wife Elizabeth and two daughters where he settled in the State of Michigan. He was variously employed including a spell as a bricklayer in a car factory in 1920. The family further expanded with the births of four sons. in the 1940s One of his offsprings, John Francis Creevey, became a prominent player for Notre Dame University, the Fighting Irish. Furthermore, his grandson Tom Creevey also was a very talented American Football and Basketball player. So much so that defensive end Tom, following in his father’s footsteps, inspired Notre Dame University to become National Collegiate Champions in 1973. Charlie Creevey would have loved to see his grandson play in that famous season. Sadly Charlie had passed away in Clawson, Oakland, Michigan in January 1967 at the age of 82 after a full and exciting life.


SEASON STATISTICS

Season (Official Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1901~02 0 0 0 1
1902~03 0 0 0 18
1903~04 15 0 0 24
1904~05 3 1 0 19
1905~06 8 14 0 21
1906~0711 8 0 13
1907~08 9 12 0 18
1909~1010 17 0 28
1910~110 0 0 1
TOTALS:56 52 0 143
Season (Other Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1900~01 0001
1909~10 0001
TOTALS:0002

ALL MATCHES

DateMatchPosOpponentsCompVenueFTFTOTGDG
1st Jan 1901 --
W
2 Huddersfield * Fr H 11 3 VIEW
7th Sep 1901 1
L
3 Wigan L & SWLL H 2 8 VIEW
11th Oct 1902 2
D
2 Runcorn L H 0 0 VIEW
18th Oct 1902 3
L
2 Batley L A 4 7 VIEW
25th Oct 1902 4
W
2 Salford L H 9 5 VIEW
1st Nov 1902 5
L
2 Halifax L A 0 8 VIEW
8th Nov 1902 6
L
2 Leigh L H 2 13 VIEW
6th Dec 1902 7
L
2 Hull Kingston Rovers L A 0 10 VIEW
13th Dec 1902 8
L
2 Hunslet L A 3 9 VIEW
20th Dec 1902 9
L
2 Wigan L H 5 6 VIEW
27th Dec 1902 10
L
2 Widnes L A 0 8 VIEW
1st Jan 1903 11
W
2 Batley L H 7 5 VIEW
3rd Jan 1903 12
L
2 Bradford L A 2 14 VIEW
21st Feb 1903 13
L
2 Rochdale Hornets CC2 H 2 8 VIEW
24th Feb 1903 14
L
2 Warrington L A 0 6 VIEW
28th Feb 1903 15
W
2 Halifax L H 7 3 VIEW
14th Mar 1903 16
W
5 Hull L H 10 8 VIEW
4th Apr 1903 17
L
2 Hull Kingston Rovers L H 2 6 VIEW
11th Apr 1903 18
D
3 Hunslet L H 5 5 VIEW
25th Apr 1903 19
W
5 Widnes L H 8 3 VIEW
1st Sep 1903 20
W
4 Leigh SWLL A 5 2 VIEW
5th Sep 1903 21
W
2 Dewsbury L H 29 5 2 VIEW
3rd Oct 1903 22
W
2 Normanton L H 27 0 2 VIEW
17th Oct 1903 23
W
2 York L H 2 0 VIEW
24th Oct 1903 24
D
2 Morecambe L A 2 2 VIEW
31st Oct 1903 25
W
2 Brighouse Rangers L H 10 0 1 VIEW
7th Nov 1903 26
W
2 South Shields L A 6 0 VIEW
14th Nov 1903 27
W
2 Millom L H 17 4 2 VIEW
19th Dec 1903 28
W
2 Rochdale Hornets L OBJ H 14 2 1 VIEW
25th Dec 1903 29
L
2 Wigan SWLL A 6 12 VIEW
26th Dec 1903 30
L
3 Lancaster L OBJ A 3 10 VIEW
9th Jan 1904 31
W
2 Birkenhead Wanderers L H 3 0 VIEW
13th Feb 1904 32
L
2 York L A 0 5 VIEW
5th Mar 1904 33
W
2 Highfield CCP H 48 5 2 VIEW
12th Mar 1904 34
L
2 Halifax CC1 A 0 15 VIEW
26th Mar 1904 35
L
2 Wakefield Trinity L A 0 20 VIEW
1st Apr 1904 36
W
2 Widnes SWLL A 8 4 1 VIEW
2nd Apr 1904 37
D
2 Runcorn SWLL A 3 3 VIEW
4th Apr 1904 38
L
2 Warrington SWLL A 3 19 VIEW
13th Apr 1904 39
W
2 Lancaster L A 12 2 2 VIEW
16th Apr 1904 40
L
2 Rochdale Hornets L A 0 5 VIEW
21st Apr 1904 41
W
2 Pontefract L H 19 0 VIEW
30th Apr 1904 42
W
2 South Shields L H 23 0 1 VIEW
14th May 1904 43
W
2 Holbeck LPO N 7 0 1 VIEW
24th Sep 1904 44
L
2 Broughton Rangers L A 5 24 VIEW
1st Oct 1904 45
W
2 Hull Kingston Rovers L H 10 6 VIEW
8th Oct 1904 46
L
3 Batley L A 10 20 VIEW
15th Oct 1904 47
L
2 Hunslet L H 3 9 VIEW
3rd Dec 1904 48
L
2 Hull L A 0 14 VIEW
10th Dec 1904 49
L
2 Bradford L H 8 18 VIEW
17th Dec 1904 50
L
4 Leeds L A 2 17 1 VIEW
24th Dec 1904 51
W
2 Runcorn L H 9 5 1 VIEW
26th Dec 1904 52
D
2 Warrington L H 0 0 VIEW
31st Dec 1904 53
L
4 Oldham L A 3 13 VIEW
7th Jan 1905 54
L
2 Wigan L A 3 15 VIEW
11th Jan 1905 55
W
2 Halifax L H 14 5 VIEW
14th Jan 1905 56
W
2 Swinton L H 5 3 VIEW
21st Jan 1905 57
L
2 Broughton Rangers L H 6 8 VIEW
11th Feb 1905 58
L
2 Hunslet L A 5 16 VIEW
18th Feb 1905 59
L
2 Widnes L H 5 7 VIEW
21st Apr 1905 60
L
4 Warrington L A 0 5 VIEW
24th Apr 1905 61
W
2 Runcorn L A 9 0 2 VIEW
29th Apr 1905 62
L
2 Halifax L A 2 23 VIEW
2nd Sep 1905 63
W
2 Millom L H 34 3 2 VIEW
9th Sep 1905 64
W
2 Morecambe L H 26 6 1 VIEW
16th Sep 1905 65
L
2 Widnes L A 2 3 VIEW
23rd Sep 1905 66
W
2 Hull L H 8 5 1 VIEW
30th Sep 1905 67
L
2 Salford L A 5 25 VIEW
14th Oct 1905 68
L
2 Wigan LC1 A 0 18 VIEW
2nd Dec 1905 69
L
2 Oldham L H 7 15 1 VIEW
9th Dec 1905 70
W
2 Barrow L H 25 0 4 VIEW
16th Dec 1905 71
W
2 Millom L A 2 0 VIEW
23rd Dec 1905 72
L
2 Warrington L A 0 16 VIEW
25th Dec 1905 73
W
2 Runcorn L H 7 0 2 VIEW
26th Dec 1905 74
L
2 Wigan L H 5 13 1 VIEW
30th Dec 1905 75
W
2 Morecambe L A 10 3 2 VIEW
6th Jan 1906 76
L
2 Leigh L A 2 3 1 VIEW
13th Jan 1906 77
W
2 Barrow L A 3 2 VIEW
27th Jan 1906 78
L
2 Oldham L A 2 12 1 VIEW
3rd Feb 1906 79
L
2 Swinton L A 0 5 VIEW
10th Feb 1906 80
W
2 Widnes L H 5 0 1 1 VIEW
17th Feb 1906 81
L
2 Runcorn CCInt. H 0 3 VIEW
24th Feb 1906 82
W
2 Dewsbury L H 7 0 1 VIEW
10th Mar 1906 83
W
2 Rochdale Hornets L H 15 0 3 VIEW
22nd Dec 1906 84
L
2 Broughton Rangers L H 7 14 VIEW
25th Dec 1906 85
W
4 Liverpool City L H 42 0 4 1 VIEW
1st Jan 1907 86
W
2 Batley L H 26 0 1 VIEW
5th Jan 1907 87
L
2 Warrington L A 3 20 VIEW
19th Jan 1907 88
L
2 Leigh L A 2 5 VIEW
2nd Feb 1907 89
L
3 Broughton Rangers L A 11 27 1 1 VIEW
16th Feb 1907 90
W
2 Barrow L H 26 3 1 1 VIEW
23rd Feb 1907 91
L
2 Runcorn L A 8 14 1 VIEW
9th Mar 1907 92
W
2 Wigan L H 10 8 2 VIEW
16th Mar 1907 93
L
2 Swinton CC1 A 9 16 VIEW
29th Mar 1907 94
L
2 Wigan L A 2 24 VIEW
30th Mar 1907 95
W
2 Liverpool City L H 68 0 3 VIEW
1st Apr 1907 96
W
2 Salford L H 30 5 1 2 VIEW
7th Sep 1907 97
L
2 Swinton L A 0 22 VIEW
14th Sep 1907 98
L
3 Bradford L H 9 14 1 VIEW
21st Sep 1907 99
L
2 Salford L A 2 21 VIEW
28th Sep 1907 100
W
2 Warrington L H 7 6 2 VIEW
5th Oct 1907 101
L
2 Widnes L A 5 17 VIEW
12th Oct 1907 102
L
2 Swinton LC1 A 0 7 VIEW
19th Oct 1907 103
W
2 Runcorn L H 17 11 1 1 VIEW
26th Oct 1907 104
L
2 Rochdale Hornets L H 8 12 1 1 VIEW
30th Oct 1907 105
L
2 New Zealand Tour H 5 24 1 1 VIEW
2nd Nov 1907 106
L
2 Broughton Rangers L A 13 25 3 2 VIEW
9th Nov 1907 107
L
2 Oldham L A 2 39 1 VIEW
16th Nov 1907 108
D
2 Ebbw Vale L H 11 11 1 1 VIEW
23rd Nov 1907 109
W
2 Swinton L H 8 0 1 VIEW
7th Dec 1907 110
L
2 Salford L H 0 18 VIEW
14th Dec 1907 111
L
2 Leigh L A 2 20 1 VIEW
25th Dec 1907 112
L
2 Runcorn L A 0 19 VIEW
26th Dec 1907 113
L
2 Barrow L A 8 9 1 VIEW
1st Jan 1908 114
L
2 Hunslet L H 8 24 1 VIEW
11th Sep 1909 115
D
2 Runcorn L H 5 5 1 VIEW
18th Sep 1909 116
L
2 Warrington L A 15 19 VIEW
25th Sep 1909 117
W
2 Bramley L H 27 5 2 VIEW
2nd Oct 1909 118
W
2 Barrow L A 21 9 VIEW
9th Oct 1909 119
W
2 Treherbert L H 36 12 1 3 VIEW
16th Oct 1909 120
W
2 Widnes LC1 A 10 4 2 VIEW
23rd Oct 1909 121
D
2 Dewsbury L H 8 8 VIEW
30th Oct 1909 122
L
3 Swinton LC2 A 0 2 VIEW
6th Nov 1909 123
L
3 Leigh L A 5 13 1 1 VIEW
20th Nov 1909 124
W
3 Widnes L H 37 8 3 1 VIEW
27th Nov 1909 125
L
3 Oldham L H 5 31 VIEW
4th Dec 1909 126
W
3 Hunslet L A 24 8 1 2 VIEW
11th Dec 1909 127
W
3 Salford L H 7 3 1 VIEW
13th Dec 1909 128
W
3 Swinton L A 20 9 VIEW
18th Dec 1909 129
L
3 Oldham L A 6 36 VIEW
25th Dec 1909 130
W
3 Runcorn L A 13 0 VIEW
27th Dec 1909 131
L
3 Wigan L H 6 7 VIEW
1st Jan 1910 132
W
3 Broughton Rangers L H 15 8 VIEW
8th Jan 1910 133
L
3 Salford L A 5 24 VIEW
15th Jan 1910 134
W
3 Leigh L H 11 3 VIEW
22nd Jan 1910 --
L
3 Coventry * Fr A 11 19 VIEW
26th Feb 1910 135
W
3 Barrow CC1 A 15 0 VIEW
5th Mar 1910 136
W
3 Swinton L H 26 5 2 VIEW
12th Mar 1910 137
L
3 Halifax CC2 A 6 21 1 VIEW
19th Mar 1910 138
L
3 Widnes L A 3 10 VIEW
25th Mar 1910 139
L
3 Wigan L A 10 23 1 VIEW
29th Mar 1910 140
W
3 Hunslet L H 28 15 VIEW
2nd Apr 1910 141
W
3 Bramley L A 33 18 1 3 VIEW
9th Apr 1910 142
W
3 Barrow L H 21 5 VIEW
17th Sep 1910 143
W
3 Salford L H 19 14 VIEW
*Unofficial Match. **Non Playing Sub.
WINS : 63 | LOSSES : 74 | DRAWS : 8

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