Tommy Gormley

OVERALL STATISTICS

BIRTHAGESIGNED ONFROM
29-09-1895
N/A
04-09-1919
Warrington
DEBUTLAST MATCHLEFT
03-05-1919 v St. Helens Recs
Salford
1922- St. Helens Recs
CAREERAPPEARANCES (SUBS)
1918-1922
67 (0)
TRIESGOALSDGOALSPTS
23
1
0
71

Biography of Tommy Gormley



HERITAGE NO : 264
Tommy Gormley by Alex Service

Tommy Gormley was a forceful winger or centre threequarter who cut his rugby league teeth by playing for the famous Pocket Nook Shamrocks. Signed by the Saints from Warrington, he played one match in the 1918-19 season, when he was right centre to Henry Greenall. In 1919-20 he played 21 times for the Saints and scored 8 tries, mostly as a right centre. In his final season at Knowsley Road, 1920-21, he made 12 starts and scored 4 tries.

He joined local rivals St.Helens Recreation, who were themselves in the League at the time. He went on to win a Lancashire Cup winners medal with the City Road outfit when they beat mighty Swinton 17-0. Tommy was on the right wing that day, with Jimmy Owen as his centre.

At one time he was the licensee of the Victoria Hotel in Pocket Nook Street and after retiring from that position due to a run-in with the Police, he worked at Greenall Whitley's building yard in Hardy Street. His family have many great tales to relate about Tommy. A speculative gambler, he once won enough money one Saturday to buy a Chip Shop the following week. They recall how he arose early to walk to the Central Station to collect the fresh fish from the train.

In 1950 he met with an accident and suffered a broken thigh. Tommy died at his home in Parr Street in July 1952 at the age of 57. Recs team-mates and officials were the bearers at his funeral: Joe Bates, Frank Bowen, Bob Large (Committee) and Billy Ashall - a fine tribute to a more than capable footballer, who came from one of the most fertile sporting areas of the town.


SEASON STATISTICS

Season (Official Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1918~19 0 0 0 1
1919~208 0 0 21
1920~21 4 0 0 12
1921~22 10 1 0 30
1922~231 0 0 3
TOTALS:23 1 0 67
Season (Other Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1918~19 0001
1921~22 0001
TOTALS:0002

ALL MATCHES

DateMatchPosOpponentsCompVenueFTFTOTGDG
3rd May 1919 1
W
3 St. Helens Recs L A 8 2 VIEW
24th May 1919 --
L
4 Wigan * Fr N 3 16 VIEW
23rd Aug 1919 2
W
3 Broughton Rangers L H 28 2 1 VIEW
30th Aug 1919 3
W
3 Leigh L A 10 8 VIEW
6th Sep 1919 4
L
3 Oldham L H 3 12 VIEW
13th Sep 1919 5
L
3 Swinton L A 5 7 VIEW
4th Oct 1919 6
L
3 Widnes L A 0 13 VIEW
3rd Jan 1920 7
D
3 Wakefield Trinity L A 9 9 1 VIEW
10th Jan 1920 8
L
3 Salford L H 6 13 VIEW
17th Jan 1920 9
W
3 Hull Kingston Rovers L A 17 5 VIEW
24th Jan 1920 10
W
3 Widnes L H 12 2 1 VIEW
7th Feb 1920 11
L
3 Barrow L A 5 25 VIEW
14th Feb 1920 12
L
3 Batley L A 3 6 VIEW
21st Feb 1920 13
D
3 Wakefield Trinity CC1 H 2 2 VIEW
24th Feb 1920 14
D
3 Wakefield Trinity CC1(rep) A 2 2 VIEW
26th Feb 1920 15
L
5 Wakefield Trinity CC1(2nd rep) N 3 12 1 VIEW
6th Mar 1920 16
W
3 Warrington L A 11 2 1 VIEW
13th Mar 1920 17
L
3 Batley L H 0 6 VIEW
20th Mar 1920 18
L
3 Rochdale Hornets L H 0 8 VIEW
2nd Apr 1920 19
L
3 Wigan L A 5 20 1 VIEW
3rd Apr 1920 20
W
3 Wakefield Trinity L H 49 2 1 VIEW
5th Apr 1920 21
D
3 Warrington L H 8 8 VIEW
10th Apr 1920 22
L
3 Salford L A 5 7 1 VIEW
28th Aug 1920 23
L
4 Broughton Rangers L A 11 13 1 VIEW
4th Sep 1920 24
W
4 Widnes L H 18 8 VIEW
11th Sep 1920 25
L
4 Leigh L A 0 5 VIEW
18th Sep 1920 26
W
2 Warrington L H 26 6 VIEW
25th Sep 1920 27
W
2 Swinton L A 17 8 VIEW
2nd Oct 1920 28
W
2 Bradford Northern L H 38 3 1 VIEW
9th Oct 1920 29
W
2 Widnes L A 10 2 VIEW
16th Oct 1920 30
W
2 Askam LC1 H 26 2 VIEW
23rd Oct 1920 31
L
2 Rochdale Hornets L A 8 15 2 VIEW
30th Oct 1920 32
L
2 Broughton Rangers LC2 A 2 6 VIEW
1st Jan 1921 33
L
4 St. Helens Recs L A 0 39 VIEW
26th Feb 1921 34
L
4 Bramley CC1 H 0 7 VIEW
10th Sep 1921 35
W
5 Salford L H 16 6 1 VIEW
17th Sep 1921 36
L
5 Rochdale Hornets L A 5 13 VIEW
24th Sep 1921 37
W
5 Bramley L H 21 13 2 VIEW
1st Oct 1921 38
W
5 Broughton Rangers L A 5 2 1 VIEW
8th Oct 1921 39
W
5 Barrow L H 31 8 1 VIEW
15th Oct 1921 40
L
5 Barrow L A 0 18 VIEW
22nd Oct 1921 41
L
5 Warrington L A 0 11 VIEW
29th Oct 1921 --
L
5 Hull * Fr H 12 29 VIEW
5th Nov 1921 42
L
5 Oldham LC1 H 5 17 VIEW
12th Nov 1921 43
L
5 Leigh L A 3 9 VIEW
17th Nov 1921 44
W
5 Wakefield Trinity L H 6 5 VIEW
18th Nov 1921 45
L
5 Bramley L A 4 8 VIEW
23rd Nov 1921 46
L
5 Australia Tour H 8 16 1 VIEW
26th Nov 1921 47
W
5 Batley L H 10 7 1 VIEW
3rd Dec 1921 48
L
5 Swinton L A 5 16 VIEW
17th Dec 1921 49
L
5 Widnes L A 4 20 VIEW
24th Dec 1921 50
L
5 St. Helens Recs L A 0 6 VIEW
26th Dec 1921 51
L
5 Wigan L H 5 10 1 VIEW
31st Dec 1921 52
W
5 St. Helens Recs L H 7 6 VIEW
14th Jan 1922 53
L
4 Rochdale Hornets L H 3 13 VIEW
21st Jan 1922 54
L
5 Batley L A 11 16 VIEW
28th Jan 1922 55
W
5 Widnes L H 6 3 VIEW
11th Feb 1922 56
L
5 Oldham L A 8 34 VIEW
18th Feb 1922 57
L
3 Leigh L H 3 11 VIEW
25th Feb 1922 58
L
5 Broughton Rangers CC1 A 0 13 VIEW
4th Mar 1922 59
W
5 Broughton Rangers L H 14 9 VIEW
11th Mar 1922 60
L
5 Wakefield Trinity L A 5 17 VIEW
18th Mar 1922 61
W
5 York L H 17 8 1 VIEW
25th Mar 1922 62
W
5 Featherstone Rovers L H 24 13 2 VIEW
14th Apr 1922 63
L
5 Wigan L A 5 8 VIEW
16th Apr 1922 64
L
5 York L A 3 6 VIEW
2nd Sep 1922 65
L
2 Rochdale Hornets L H 14 17 VIEW
9th Sep 1922 66
L
2 Bradford Northern L A 2 3 VIEW
14th Oct 1922 67
W
2 Salford LC1 H 25 8 1 VIEW
*Unofficial Match. **Non Playing Sub.
WINS : 25 | LOSSES : 40 | DRAWS : 4






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