Jimmy Flanagan

OVERALL STATISTICS

BIRTHAGESIGNED ONFROM
05-04-1886
N/A
09-1908
Local RL
DEBUTLAST MATCHLEFT
05-09-1908 v Oldham
Huddersfield
1915- Killed in Action
CAREERAPPEARANCES (SUBS)
1908-1914
231 (0)
TRIESGOALSDGOALSPTS
125
3
0
381

Biography of Jimmy Flanagan



HERITAGE NO : 171
Jimmy Flanagan by Dave Dooley:

Jimmy Flanagan was a stalwart for the Club prior to the First World War. Many would argue that Jimmy was the first great Saints` winger with an impressive scoring rate for that era of Rugby League. He made his debut against Oldham on the 5th. September, 1908. It was a disastrous start as Saints crashed at home to the tune of 38 points to nil. In 231 matches for the Saints Jimmy scored 125 tries, kicked 3 goals for a total points aggregate of 381 points.

Jimmy scored four tries on three occasions for the Saints. The first of these triumphs was the 21 points to 9 away defeat of Barrow on October 2nd., 1909. He repeated the feat in the 18 points to 10 home defeat of Warrington on February 10th., 1910. Finally, Hunslet were the opponents at Knowsley Road when Jimmy notched another four tries in a 24 points to 2 victory. Jimmy`s top points scoring achievement was on April 10th., 1910 when he scored a hat trick of tries and kicked his only three goals for the Club in the 33 points to 20 extravaganza at home to York. Jimmy scored five hat-tricks in total for the Saints. This feat was a rarity in those days!

Flanagan was a gifted individual and could play in a variety of positions. Jimmy played 151 matches on the wing (99 tries), 76 games at centre (25 tries) and four games at stand off (one try). He played on the flanks for his first four seasons and then moved infield for most of the next three seasons.

Jimmy played most of his final three seasons in the centre berth for the Saints. His final match for the Club was against Huddersfield in the record defeat Rugby League Challenge Cup Final on the 1st. of May, 1915.

Tragically, Jimmy Flanagan was killed in action during the First World War. Lance Sergeant Flanagan (service #20984)served with the South Lancs Regiment and died on the 14th. of May, 1918. He was buried at Arneke British Cemetery in Northern France.

Jim Flanagan by Alex Service

A local product, who played soccer in his youth, Jim Flanagan had all the attributes of a great winger. At five feet eight in height and eleven and a half stones, he was quick, elusive and had excellent handling skills that would make him a fine centre later in his career. The young Flanagan made his debut in a 38-0 loss at home to Oldham at the start of the 1908/09 season, on the left wing and rapidly became established as a First Team regular. In 1909/10, the fair-haired flyer scored tries like they were going out of fashion, with 31 from 35 matches a stunning statistic, putting him third in the League`s try-scorers list, the highest-ever placing for a St.Helens player at the time. The team also reached the dizzy heights of tenth in the league table, a measure of the tremendous attacking power provided by the threequarter line. Indeed, Flanagan`s marvellous form continued in 1910/11, with 30 tries from 34 appearances and he formed a devastating partnership with Yorkshire-born centre Jimmy Greenwood that was feared throughout the league.

His scoring exploits earned him a County Trial for Lancashire, where he caught the eye of the selectors with two stunning tries. His county debut came against Cumberland at Barrow in October 1909, on the left wing, one of six appearances in total for the Red Rose County over the next five years.

It was his biggest disappointment that international selection eluded him, although Jim did play against the visiting Australian tourists on two occasions, scoring a try in Saints` spectacular 9-0 victory over the Kangaroos in February 1909. He was truly devastating at club level, playing 151 matches on the wing (99 tries), 76 at centre (25 tries) and 4 as a stand off, scoring a try. Jim notched 4 tries on three occasions and five hat-tricks during his seven years as a Saint. His superb fitness also meant that he rarely missed a match in that time.

Honours with St.Helens were relatively few and far between, including a couple of beaten Lancashire Cup semi-final appearances, although he took part in the Saints` famous Challenge Cup run in 1914/15 as centre to Tom Barton, when the team reached the final, only to be well-beaten 37-3 by Huddersfield`s Team of all the Talents. It was to be his last match for the club. Like his former team-mate Jum Turtill, Sergeant Jim Flanagan paid the ultimate sacrifice while serving his country in the Great War, when he was killed by shrapnel on May 14th 1918 at just 31 years of age. Jim will always be remembered as one of the true `greats` of the pre-First World War era at Knowsley Road, a superb footballer, who served his club and county admirably. The gallery shows several artefacts regarding Jimmy and some were shown at the Family Heritage Day held in August 2019.

On 17th July 2022 Jimmy Flanagan was inducted into the St Helens Player Association's prestigious Hall of Fame and his Grandson Jimmy was presented with a special framed montage of his career.


SEASON STATISTICS

Season (Official Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1908~09 17 3 0 28
1909~10 31 0 0 35
1910~1130 0 0 34
1911~12 18 0 0 35
1912~137 0 0 30
1913~14 14 0 0 37
1914~15 8 0 0 32
TOTALS:125 3 0 231
Season (Other Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1908~09 2001
1909~10 4002
1911~12 2001
1912~13 0001
TOTALS:8005

ALL MATCHES

DateMatchPosOpponentsCompVenueFTFTOTGDG
5th Sep 1908 1
L
5 Oldham L H 0 38 VIEW
12th Sep 1908 2
L
5 Runcorn L A 5 21 VIEW
19th Sep 1908 3
W
5 Aberdare L H 46 13 2 VIEW
26th Sep 1908 4
L
5 Bradford Northern L A 12 31 VIEW
3rd Oct 1908 5
W
5 Barrow L H 26 5 1 VIEW
10th Oct 1908 6
L
5 Broughton Rangers L A 9 19 1 VIEW
17th Oct 1908 7
W
5 Widnes L H 11 0 1 VIEW
24th Oct 1908 8
L
5 Swinton L A 0 2 VIEW
31st Oct 1908 9
L
5 Salford L H 8 13 VIEW
7th Nov 1908 10
L
5 Warrington LC1 H 6 21 1 VIEW
14th Nov 1908 11
W
5 Leigh L H 10 8 1 VIEW
21st Nov 1908 12
W
5 Widnes L A 8 5 VIEW
12th Dec 1908 13
D
5 Rochdale Hornets L H 13 13 VIEW
19th Dec 1908 14
L
5 Salford L A 14 15 VIEW
25th Dec 1908 15
W
5 Runcorn L H 6 0 VIEW
26th Dec 1908 16
L
5 Wigan L H 7 22 VIEW
1st Jan 1909 17
L
5 York L A 0 16 VIEW
9th Jan 1909 18
L
5 Broughton Rangers L H 8 19 VIEW
30th Jan 1909 19
D
2 Barrow L A 3 3 1 VIEW
6th Feb 1909 20
W
2 Swinton L H 16 10 1 VIEW
10th Feb 1909 21
W
2 Australia Tour H 9 0 1 VIEW
13th Feb 1909 22
L
2 Leigh L A 3 14 1 VIEW
27th Feb 1909 23
L
2 Halifax CC1 A 8 15 1 VIEW
6th Mar 1909 24
L
2 Oldham L A 0 13 VIEW
13th Mar 1909 25
W
2 Aberdare L A 45 18 2 VIEW
20th Mar 1909 --
W
5 Leigh * Fr H 20 6 2 VIEW
9th Apr 1909 26
W
2 Wigan L A 8 5 VIEW
10th Apr 1909 27
W
2 York L H 33 20 3 3 VIEW
12th Apr 1909 28
L
2 Warrington L A 6 78 VIEW
2nd Sep 1909 29
L
5 Hull Kingston Rovers L A 7 30 VIEW
4th Sep 1909 30
W
5 Broughton Rangers L A 10 7 1 VIEW
11th Sep 1909 31
D
5 Runcorn L H 5 5 VIEW
18th Sep 1909 32
L
5 Warrington L A 15 19 VIEW
25th Sep 1909 33
W
5 Bramley L H 27 5 1 VIEW
2nd Oct 1909 34
W
5 Barrow L A 21 9 4 VIEW
9th Oct 1909 35
W
5 Treherbert L H 36 12 3 VIEW
16th Oct 1909 36
W
5 Widnes LC1 A 10 4 VIEW
23rd Oct 1909 37
D
5 Dewsbury L H 8 8 VIEW
30th Oct 1909 38
L
5 Swinton LC2 A 0 2 VIEW
6th Nov 1909 39
L
5 Leigh L A 5 13 VIEW
20th Nov 1909 40
W
5 Widnes L H 37 8 1 VIEW
27th Nov 1909 41
L
5 Oldham L H 5 31 1 VIEW
4th Dec 1909 42
W
5 Hunslet L A 24 8 1 VIEW
11th Dec 1909 43
W
5 Salford L H 7 3 VIEW
13th Dec 1909 44
W
5 Swinton L A 20 9 1 VIEW
18th Dec 1909 45
L
5 Oldham L A 6 36 VIEW
25th Dec 1909 46
W
5 Runcorn L A 13 0 VIEW
27th Dec 1909 47
L
5 Wigan L H 6 7 1 VIEW
1st Jan 1910 48
W
5 Broughton Rangers L H 15 8 1 VIEW
8th Jan 1910 49
L
5 Salford L A 5 24 VIEW
15th Jan 1910 50
W
5 Leigh L H 11 3 VIEW
22nd Jan 1910 --
L
5 Coventry * Fr A 11 19 1 VIEW
5th Feb 1910 51
L
5 Dewsbury L A 3 11 VIEW
12th Feb 1910 52
W
5 Warrington L H 18 10 4 VIEW
19th Feb 1910 53
L
5 Rochdale Hornets L A 0 6 VIEW
26th Feb 1910 54
W
5 Barrow CC1 A 15 0 1 VIEW
5th Mar 1910 55
W
5 Swinton L H 26 5 1 VIEW
12th Mar 1910 56
L
5 Halifax CC2 A 6 21 VIEW
19th Mar 1910 57
L
5 Widnes L A 3 10 VIEW
25th Mar 1910 58
L
5 Wigan L A 10 23 1 VIEW
29th Mar 1910 59
W
5 Hunslet L H 28 15 2 VIEW
2nd Apr 1910 60
W
5 Bramley L A 33 18 1 VIEW
9th Apr 1910 61
W
5 Barrow L H 21 5 2 VIEW
16th Apr 1910 62
W
5 Hull Kingston Rovers L H 23 8 1 VIEW
23rd Apr 1910 63
W
5 Rochdale Hornets L H 20 11 3 VIEW
7th May 1910 --
L
2 Turthills Colonials * * Fr W. Whiteleys Tes H 24 42 3 VIEW
3rd Sep 1910 64
W
2 Oldham L H 16 5 1 VIEW
10th Sep 1910 65
L
2 Runcorn L A 4 8 VIEW
17th Sep 1910 66
W
2 Salford L H 19 14 2 VIEW
24th Sep 1910 67
W
2 Merthyr Tydfil L A 17 6 VIEW
1st Oct 1910 68
L
2 Widnes L A 12 28 VIEW
8th Oct 1910 69
W
2 Broughton Rangers L H 31 2 1 VIEW
15th Oct 1910 70
L
2 Leigh L A 5 9 VIEW
22nd Oct 1910 71
L
2 Rochdale Hornets LC1 H 5 11 1 VIEW
29th Oct 1910 72
L
2 Warrington L H 9 17 2 VIEW
12th Nov 1910 73
W
2 Merthyr Tydfil L H 13 3 1 VIEW
19th Nov 1910 74
L
2 Barrow L A 11 16 1 VIEW
26th Nov 1910 75
W
2 Batley L H 8 5 1 VIEW
3rd Dec 1910 76
W
2 Rochdale Hornets L H 21 8 1 VIEW
10th Dec 1910 77
L
2 Oldham L A 0 9 VIEW
17th Dec 1910 78
W
2 Warrington L A 8 7 VIEW
24th Dec 1910 79
W
2 Runcorn L H 25 3 2 VIEW
26th Dec 1910 80
L
2 Wigan L H 6 18 1 VIEW
27th Dec 1910 81
L
2 Hunslet L A 3 5 VIEW
31st Dec 1910 82
L
2 Batley L A 8 24 VIEW
2nd Jan 1911 83
W
2 Hunslet L H 24 2 4 VIEW
7th Jan 1911 84
W
2 Swinton L H 11 10 1 VIEW
11th Jan 1911 85
L
2 Wakefield Trinity L A 9 26 1 VIEW
14th Jan 1911 86
W
2 Coventry L A 14 2 1 VIEW
21st Jan 1911 87
L
2 Wakefield Trinity L H 8 18 1 VIEW
28th Jan 1911 88
L
2 Broughton Rangers L A 7 14 VIEW
4th Feb 1911 89
W
2 Coventry L H 26 15 2 VIEW
11th Feb 1911 90
D
2 Barrow L H 8 8 VIEW
18th Feb 1911 91
W
2 Bramley CC1 H 26 7 2 VIEW
4th Mar 1911 92
L
3 Leeds CC2 H 6 11 VIEW
11th Mar 1911 93
L
3 Hull Kingston Rovers L A 10 42 1 VIEW
18th Mar 1911 94
W
2 Leigh L H 10 3 VIEW
22nd Mar 1911 95
L
2 Salford L A 6 19 VIEW
1st Apr 1911 96
L
2 Widnes L H 6 16 1 VIEW
14th Apr 1911 97
L
2 Wigan L A 8 25 2 VIEW
2nd Sep 1911 98
W
2 Barrow L A 15 6 1 VIEW
9th Sep 1911 99
W
2 Warrington L H 10 2 1 VIEW
16th Sep 1911 100
W
2 Swinton L A 13 5 VIEW
23rd Sep 1911 101
W
2 Runcorn L H 25 0 2 VIEW
30th Sep 1911 102
L
2 Leigh L H 11 13 VIEW
7th Oct 1911 103
L
2 Widnes L A 11 14 VIEW
14th Oct 1911 104
L
2 Australia Tour H 5 16 VIEW
21st Oct 1911 105
W
2 Salford LC1 H 18 7 1 VIEW
28th Oct 1911 106
L
2 Coventry L A 8 10 1 VIEW
4th Nov 1911 107
L
2 Wigan LC2 A 8 22 1 VIEW
11th Nov 1911 108
L
2 Ebbw Vale L A 0 2 VIEW
18th Nov 1911 109
W
2 Salford L A 15 13 VIEW
25th Nov 1911 110
W
2 Rochdale Hornets L H 27 12 3 VIEW
2nd Dec 1911 111
W
2 Broughton Rangers L H 10 5 VIEW
7th Dec 1911 112
W
2 Oldham L H 21 11 1 VIEW
16th Dec 1911 113
W
2 Coventry L H 31 2 VIEW
23rd Dec 1911 114
W
2 Runcorn L A 9 0 1 VIEW
25th Dec 1911 115
W
2 Widnes L H 9 4 VIEW
26th Dec 1911 116
L
2 Wigan L H 3 16 VIEW
30th Dec 1911 117
L
2 Oldham L A 5 35 VIEW
1st Jan 1912 118
W
2 Hunslet L H 31 10 VIEW
6th Jan 1912 119
L
2 Wakefield Trinity L A 5 14 VIEW
13th Jan 1912 120
W
2 Ebbw Vale L H 34 0 VIEW
27th Jan 1912 121
W
2 Rochdale Hornets L A 10 3 1 VIEW
17th Feb 1912 122
L
2 Barrow CC1 A 3 13 VIEW
20th Feb 1912 123
L
2 Dewsbury L A 8 17 VIEW
24th Feb 1912 124
W
2 Leigh L A 30 0 VIEW
2nd Mar 1912 --
W
5 Runcorn * Fr 27 8 2 VIEW
9th Mar 1912 125
W
2 Swinton L H 20 5 2 VIEW
16th Mar 1912 126
W
2 Salford L H 19 6 VIEW
28th Mar 1912 127
W
2 Dewsbury L H 20 0 VIEW
30th Mar 1912 128
W
2 Barrow L H 43 2 VIEW
5th Apr 1912 129
L
2 Wigan L A 14 17 2 VIEW
6th Apr 1912 130
L
2 Broughton Rangers L A 5 21 VIEW
8th Apr 1912 131
W
2 Wakefield Trinity L H 41 2 1 VIEW
13th Apr 1912 132
L
2 Hunslet L A 7 34 VIEW
7th Sep 1912 133
W
2 Barrow L H 15 2 VIEW
14th Sep 1912 134
W
2 Runcorn L A 11 8 VIEW
21st Sep 1912 135
L
2 Hunslet L H 5 22 VIEW
5th Oct 1912 136
L
2 Swinton L A 2 9 VIEW
2nd Nov 1912 137
W
2 Warrington LC1 H 18 10 VIEW
9th Nov 1912 138
L
2 Leigh L A 5 8 VIEW
16th Nov 1912 139
L
2 Rochdale Hornets LCSF A 8 10 VIEW
21st Nov 1912 140
L
2 Warrington L H 7 10 1 VIEW
23rd Nov 1912 141
W
5 Broughton Rangers L H 20 12 VIEW
7th Dec 1912 142
W
5 Dewsbury L H 16 9 1 VIEW
14th Dec 1912 143
L
5 Salford L A 3 11 VIEW
25th Dec 1912 144
W
3 Widnes L A 10 5 VIEW
26th Dec 1912 145
L
3 Wigan L H 8 10 VIEW
28th Dec 1912 146
L
3 Hunslet L A 0 9 VIEW
1st Jan 1913 147
L
3 Huddersfield L H 5 32 VIEW
4th Jan 1913 148
W
3 Wakefield Trinity L H 17 3 VIEW
11th Jan 1913 149
L
3 Warrington L A 5 6 VIEW
18th Jan 1913 150
W
3 Coventry L A 26 0 1 VIEW
21st Jan 1913 151
L
3 Rochdale Hornets L A 5 11 VIEW
25th Jan 1913 152
W
3 Swinton L H 17 0 VIEW
1st Feb 1913 153
L
3 Wakefield Trinity L A 7 14 VIEW
8th Feb 1913 --
W
3 Torquay * Fr Tour P 29 5 VIEW
15th Feb 1913 154
W
3 Coventry L H 51 9 VIEW
22nd Feb 1913 155
W
3 Barrow L A 23 6 2 VIEW
1st Mar 1913 156
W
3 Oldham L H 10 2 VIEW
8th Mar 1913 157
L
3 Huddersfield CC1 H 0 19 VIEW
21st Mar 1913 158
L
3 Wigan L A 10 33 VIEW
22nd Mar 1913 159
W
3 Salford L H 6 0 VIEW
24th Mar 1913 160
L
3 Huddersfield L A 3 21 VIEW
5th Apr 1913 161
W
3 Leigh L H 20 0 2 VIEW
9th Apr 1913 162
L
3 Broughton Rangers L A 11 22 VIEW
6th Sep 1913 163
W
4 Runcorn L A 10 5 1 VIEW
13th Sep 1913 164
L
4 Oldham L H 13 21 VIEW
20th Sep 1913 165
L
4 Salford L A 4 17 VIEW
27th Sep 1913 166
W
4 Dewsbury L H 16 12 VIEW
4th Oct 1913 167
L
4 Warrington L A 11 22 VIEW
11th Oct 1913 168
L
4 Widnes L A 0 25 VIEW
18th Oct 1913 169
W
4 Leigh L H 37 7 1 VIEW
1st Nov 1913 170
W
4 Runcorn LC1 H 26 6 VIEW
8th Nov 1913 171
W
2 Broughton Rangers L H 18 8 1 VIEW
15th Nov 1913 172
L
2 Oldham LCSF A 5 17 VIEW
19th Nov 1913 173
W
4 Wakefield Trinity L A 24 8 1 VIEW
22nd Nov 1913 174
L
4 Barrow L H 11 18 2 VIEW
29th Nov 1913 175
L
4 Hunslet L A 11 20 VIEW
6th Dec 1913 176
W
4 Swinton L H 19 5 VIEW
13th Dec 1913 177
W
4 Runcorn L H 18 5 VIEW
20th Dec 1913 178
L
4 Rochdale Hornets L A 2 31 VIEW
25th Dec 1913 179
W
4 Widnes L H 10 3 1 VIEW
26th Dec 1913 180
L
4 Wigan L H 3 17 VIEW
27th Dec 1913 181
L
5 Broughton Rangers L A 0 11 VIEW
1st Jan 1914 182
D
3 Huddersfield L H 8 8 VIEW
3rd Jan 1914 183
W
3 Hull L A 8 6 VIEW
10th Jan 1914 184
W
2 Wakefield Trinity L H 12 5 1 VIEW
17th Jan 1914 185
L
2 Barrow L A 5 24 VIEW
24th Jan 1914 186
L
3 Swinton L A 3 16 VIEW
31st Jan 1914 187
W
3 Dewsbury L A 12 11 VIEW
2nd Feb 1914 188
L
3 Hull L H 7 15 VIEW
21st Feb 1914 189
L
3 Warrington L H 8 22 VIEW
28th Feb 1914 190
W
3 Wigan Highfield CC1 H 27 4 1 VIEW
14th Mar 1914 191
D
5 Rochdale Hornets CC2 A 3 3 VIEW
18th Mar 1914 192
L
5 Rochdale Hornets CC2(rep) H 0 10 VIEW
21st Mar 1914 193
L
5 Leigh L A 6 7 VIEW
28th Mar 1914 194
L
5 Salford L H 2 8 VIEW
4th Apr 1914 195
L
5 Oldham L A 5 32 VIEW
10th Apr 1914 196
L
4 Wigan L A 2 30 VIEW
11th Apr 1914 197
W
4 Rochdale Hornets L H 47 5 3 VIEW
13th Apr 1914 198
L
3 Huddersfield L A 8 10 2 VIEW
18th Apr 1914 199
W
3 Hunslet L H 36 6 VIEW
5th Sep 1914 200
W
3 Runcorn L H 26 0 VIEW
12th Sep 1914 201
L
3 Swinton L A 3 12 VIEW
19th Sep 1914 202
W
3 Oldham L H 10 4 VIEW
26th Sep 1914 203
L
3 Rochdale Hornets L A 11 26 VIEW
10th Oct 1914 204
W
3 Widnes L H 12 5 VIEW
17th Oct 1914 205
L
3 Swinton LC1 A 11 13 1 VIEW
7th Nov 1914 206
L
3 Bramley L A 16 22 1 VIEW
14th Nov 1914 207
W
6 Barrow L H 13 12 VIEW
28th Nov 1914 208
L
3 Warrington L A 6 15 VIEW
5th Dec 1914 209
W
3 Keighley L H 11 6 VIEW
12th Dec 1914 210
W
3 Oldham L A 9 5 1 VIEW
19th Dec 1914 211
W
3 Bramley L H 24 0 1 VIEW
26th Dec 1914 212
L
3 Wigan L H 6 15 VIEW
1st Jan 1915 213
W
3 Runcorn L A 10 4 1 VIEW
2nd Jan 1915 214
W
3 Warrington L H 25 0 1 VIEW
9th Jan 1915 215
W
3 Salford L A 9 3 1 VIEW
16th Jan 1915 216
W
3 Leigh L A 6 2 VIEW
23rd Jan 1915 217
W
3 Hull L H 11 9 VIEW
30th Jan 1915 218
W
3 Keighley L A 20 2 VIEW
6th Feb 1915 219
W
3 Salford L H 23 2 VIEW
13th Feb 1915 220
L
3 Barrow L A 0 10 VIEW
20th Feb 1915 221
W
3 Swinton L H 10 0 VIEW
27th Mar 1915 222
W
3 Keighley CC3 A 3 2 VIEW
29th Mar 1915 223
W
3 Rochdale Hornets L H 12 3 VIEW
2nd Apr 1915 224
L
3 Wigan L A 11 13 VIEW
3rd Apr 1915 225
W
6 Bradford Northern L H 19 3 VIEW
5th Apr 1915 226
L
6 Hull L A 6 46 1 VIEW
10th Apr 1915 227
D
3 Rochdale Hornets CCSF N 5 5 VIEW
14th Apr 1915 228
L
6 Broughton Rangers L A 8 31 VIEW
17th Apr 1915 229
L
3 Widnes L A 0 21 VIEW
24th Apr 1915 230
W
3 Rochdale Hornets CCSF(rep) N 9 2 VIEW
1st May 1915 231
L
3 Huddersfield CCF N 3 37 VIEW
*Unofficial Match. **Non Playing Sub.
WINS : 118 | LOSSES : 110 | DRAWS : 8

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