Brian McGinn

OVERALL STATISTICS

BIRTHAGESIGNED ONFROM
28-04-1940
N/A
18-06-1956
Blackbrook ARL
DEBUTLAST MATCHLEFT
28-03-1959 v Liverpool City
Oldham
1963- when he Retired
CAREERAPPEARANCES (SUBS)
1958-1962
118 (0)
TRIESGOALSDGOALSPTS
34
16
0
134

Biography of Brian McGinn



HERITAGE NO : 763
Brian McGinn by Dave Dooley:
Brian McGinn was an exciting centre for the club playing over 100 matches in the late fifties and early sixties. Born on the 28th. April 1940 in St Helens, he signed for the Club from the famous RL hotbed, Blackbrook ARL club, on 18th. June 1956. Brian spent the next two seasons learning his trade in the `A` Team.
Brian Mc Ginn made his debut against Liverpool City in the 40 to 20 points away victory on the 28th. March 1959. What a debut that was; Brian greatly impressed as an eighteen year old scoring a try and kicked 5 goals. So much so, that after only eight matches in the first team Brian was selected to play in the 1959 Championship Final against Hunslet just two months later. Fast and elusive with a superb side-step Brian beat off stiff opposition to capture the number four Saints shirt for the next three seasons.

Brian also won a Lancashire Cup winners medal when the Saints defeated Swinton by 15 points to 9 in front of a crowd of over 31 000 at Central Park in the 1960 Final. He repeated the pleasure in the same competition against the same opposition one season later, this time the victory score was 25 points to 9.

In the 1960/61 season Brian scored an outstanding try in the third round Challenge Cup ties against Swinton at Knowsley Road beating several desperate defenders in a weaving run to score beneath the Edington End posts. Brian was an automatic selection for the 1961 Challenge Cup winning side as the Saints triumphed over arch-rivals Wigan by 12 points to 6.

Brian McGinn played 118 matches for the club. He scored 34 tries and kicked no goals for an aggregate score of 134 points.

The 1962/63 season was a transitional one for the Saints as the Club felt a need to build a new side to continue to challenge for the game`s top honours. He was facing increased competition for a centre berth from Keith Northey and Alan Briers. His final match for the Club was against Oldham on the 6th.of May, 1963 towards the end of the `big freeze` season. Brian subsequently retired from the game at the tender age of 23 after gaining a full set of winners` medals in a relatively short career span.



SEASON STATISTICS

Season (Official Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1958~594 7 0 9
1959~60 4 0 0 31
1960~6111 9 0 38
1961~62 12 0 0 27
1962~633 0 0 13
TOTALS:34 16 0 118
Season (Other Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1958~594004
1959~600001
1960~610001
1961~621301
TOTALS:5307

ALL MATCHES

DateMatchPosOpponentsCompVenueFTFTOTGDG
9th Aug 1958 --
L
3 Barrow* Fr Ward Cup A 10 14 VIEW
28th Mar 1959 1
W
4 Liverpool City L A 40 20 1 5 VIEW
30th Mar 1959 2
W
4 Blackpool Borough L H 46 11 VIEW
4th Apr 1959 3
W
4 Halifax L A 25 19 VIEW
14th Apr 1959 4
W
4 Hull L H 37 16 2 2 VIEW
18th Apr 1959 5
L
4 Swinton L A 11 19 VIEW
25th Apr 1959 6
W
4 Liverpool City L H 41 22 VIEW
27th Apr 1959 7
L
4 Oldham L A 14 15 VIEW
2nd May 1959 8
W
4 Oldham ChSF H 42 4 1 VIEW
16th May 1959 9
W
4 Hunslet ChF N 44 22 VIEW
18th May 1959 --
W
4 Welsh XIII* Fr Tour P 44 28 1 VIEW
20th May 1959 --
W
4 Welsh XIII* Fr Tour L 35 19 3 VIEW
23rd May 1959 --
W
4 Welsh XIII* Fr Tour C 47 31 VIEW
8th Aug 1959 --
W
4 Barrow* Fr Ward Cup H 50 3 VIEW
15th Aug 1959 10
W
4 Widnes L A 27 14 VIEW
17th Aug 1959 11
W
4 Blackpool Borough L H 59 17 VIEW
29th Aug 1959 12
W
4 Swinton LC1 A 17 9 VIEW
2nd Sep 1959 13
W
4 Widnes L H 22 0 1 VIEW
9th Sep 1959 14
W
4 Widnes LC2 A 24 9 VIEW
12th Sep 1959 15
W
4 Wakefield Trinity L A 16 2 VIEW
19th Sep 1959 16
W
4 Hunslet L H 38 17 VIEW
26th Sep 1959 17
W
4 Liverpool City L A 45 6 VIEW
30th Sep 1959 18
W
4 Whitehaven LCSF A 18 2 VIEW
3rd Oct 1959 19
W
4 Salford L H 40 11 VIEW
10th Oct 1959 20
L
4 Australia Tour H 2 15 VIEW
31st Oct 1959 21
L
4 Warrington LCF N 4 5 VIEW
14th Nov 1959 22
W
4 Dewsbury L A 20 15 VIEW
12th Dec 1959 23
W
4 Rochdale Hornets L A 40 4 VIEW
19th Dec 1959 24
W
4 Rochdale Hornets L H 26 2 VIEW
25th Dec 1959 25
W
4 Leigh L H 14 10 VIEW
2nd Jan 1960 26
W
4 Workington Town L A 21 6 VIEW
9th Jan 1960 27
W
4 Warrington L H 40 6 1 VIEW
16th Jan 1960 28
W
4 Barrow L A 16 8 VIEW
23rd Jan 1960 29
W
4 Oldham L H 27 6 1 VIEW
30th Jan 1960 30
D
4 Salford L A 2 2 VIEW
6th Feb 1960 31
W
4 Blackpool Borough L A 26 7 VIEW
13th Feb 1960 32
L
4 Wakefield Trinity CC1 H 10 15 1 VIEW
20th Feb 1960 33
W
4 Dewsbury L H 25 4 VIEW
5th Mar 1960 34
W
4 Warrington L A 19 16 VIEW
12th Mar 1960 35
W
4 Barrow L H 13 12 VIEW
2nd Apr 1960 36
W
4 Swinton L H 46 10 VIEW
15th Apr 1960 37
W
4 Wigan L H 12 4 VIEW
16th Apr 1960 38
W
4 Whitehaven L H 41 5 VIEW
23rd Apr 1960 39
W
4 Hunslet L A 20 8 VIEW
7th May 1960 40
L
4 Wigan ChSF H 9 19 VIEW
6th Aug 1960 --
W
4 Liverpool City* Fr Charity Cup H 34 10 VIEW
13th Aug 1960 41
L
4 Oldham L A 4 16 VIEW
3rd Sep 1960 42
L
4 Wakefield Trinity L H 5 18 VIEW
10th Sep 1960 43
W
4 Leigh L A 28 13 VIEW
17th Sep 1960 44
W
4 Oldham L H 26 12 VIEW
21st Sep 1960 45
W
4 Swinton L A 15 7 VIEW
26th Sep 1960 46
W
4 Halifax L H 32 4 3 VIEW
12th Oct 1960 47
W
4 Australia Tour H 15 12 3 VIEW
15th Oct 1960 48
W
4 Blackpool Borough L A 34 13 2 VIEW
17th Oct 1960 49
W
4 Leigh LCSF A 15 2 VIEW
22nd Oct 1960 50
W
4 Wigan L H 11 6 VIEW
29th Oct 1960 51
W
4 Swinton LCF N 15 9 VIEW
5th Nov 1960 52
W
4 Whitehaven L H 18 8 VIEW
12th Nov 1960 53
W
4 Rochdale Hornets L A 38 5 VIEW
19th Nov 1960 54
W
4 Barrow L A 29 15 2 VIEW
26th Nov 1960 55
W
4 Workington Town L H 47 2 VIEW
3rd Dec 1960 56
L
4 Hunslet L A 5 10 VIEW
24th Dec 1960 57
W
4 Salford L A 17 5 VIEW
26th Dec 1960 58
W
4 Rochdale Hornets L H 51 4 1 VIEW
2nd Jan 1961 59
W
4 Leigh L H 10 4 VIEW
7th Jan 1961 60
W
4 Warrington L A 8 5 VIEW
16th Jan 1961 61
W
4 Hull L H 22 15 VIEW
21st Jan 1961 62
W
4 Whitehaven L A 15 11 VIEW
4th Feb 1961 63
L
4 Warrington L H 7 8 VIEW
11th Feb 1961 64
D
4 Widnes CC1 H 5 5 VIEW
16th Feb 1961 65
W
4 Widnes CC1(rep) A 29 10 VIEW
18th Feb 1961 66
W
4 Widnes L H 44 7 VIEW
25th Feb 1961 67
W
4 Castleford CC2 A 18 10 VIEW
11th Mar 1961 68
W
4 Swinton CC3 H 17 9 1 VIEW
18th Mar 1961 69
W
4 Halifax L A 19 12 1 VIEW
21st Mar 1961 70
W
3 Barrow L H 31 2 1 VIEW
25th Mar 1961 71
W
4 Salford L H 45 2 VIEW
15th Apr 1961 72
W
4 Hull CCSF N 26 9 1 VIEW
19th Apr 1961 73
W
4 Widnes L A 17 5 1 VIEW
22nd Apr 1961 74
L
4 Featherstone Rovers L A 11 28 VIEW
25th Apr 1961 75
W
4 Blackpool Borough L H 28 4 2 VIEW
29th Apr 1961 76
W
4 Featherstone Rovers L H 38 0 1 1 VIEW
6th May 1961 77
L
4 Leeds ChSF A 4 11 VIEW
13th May 1961 78
W
4 Wigan CCF N 12 6 VIEW
12th Aug 1961 --
W
4 Liverpool City* Fr Charity Cup H 29 14 1 3 VIEW
19th Aug 1961 79
W
4 Leeds L H 20 5 VIEW
26th Aug 1961 80
L
4 Swinton L A 6 15 VIEW
30th Aug 1961 81
W
4 Wakefield Trinity L H 10 5 VIEW
9th Sep 1961 82
W
4 Salford L A 24 7 VIEW
12th Sep 1961 83
W
4 Rochdale Hornets L A 14 2 VIEW
16th Sep 1961 84
W
4 Whitehaven L H 44 0 2 VIEW
23rd Sep 1961 85
W
4 Barrow L A 34 2 3 VIEW
30th Sep 1961 86
L
4 Hull L H 22 25 VIEW
2nd Oct 1961 87
W
4 Oldham LC2 H 30 7 1 VIEW
7th Oct 1961 88
W
4 Whitehaven L A 10 3 1 VIEW
10th Oct 1961 89
W
4 Salford LCSF H 21 2 1 VIEW
14th Oct 1961 90
W
4 New Zealand Tour H 25 10 1 VIEW
28th Oct 1961 91
L
4 Warrington L A 7 11 VIEW
11th Nov 1961 92
W
4 Swinton LCF N 25 9 VIEW
18th Nov 1961 93
L
4 Widnes L A 12 13 1 VIEW
2nd Dec 1961 94
L
4 Hull Kingston Rovers L A 5 12 VIEW
16th Dec 1961 95
L
4 Oldham L H 8 9 VIEW
13th Jan 1962 96
L
4 Leeds L A 3 20 VIEW
20th Jan 1962 97
W
4 Warrington L H 11 7 VIEW
27th Jan 1962 98
L
4 Workington Town L A 7 23 1 VIEW
3rd Feb 1962 99
W
4 Huddersfield L H 36 5 VIEW
10th Feb 1962 100
W
4 Salford CC1 A 15 2 VIEW
17th Feb 1962 101
W
4 Salford L H 17 12 VIEW
24th Feb 1962 102
L
4 Leigh L A 6 7 VIEW
3rd Mar 1962 103
L
4 Huddersfield CC2 H 2 13 VIEW
24th Mar 1962 104
W
4 Widnes L H 13 8 VIEW
3rd Apr 1962 105
W
4 Hull Kingston Rovers L H 27 2 1 VIEW
1st Dec 1962 106
L
4 Workington Town L A 5 8 VIEW
8th Dec 1962 107
W
4 Leeds L H 13 6 VIEW
11th Mar 1963 108
L
3 Halifax CC1 A 2 9 VIEW
23rd Mar 1963 109
W
4 Bramley L H 38 0 VIEW
26th Mar 1963 110
W
3 Wigan L H 20 11 VIEW
30th Mar 1963 111
W
3 Featherstone Rovers L A 17 10 VIEW
1st Apr 1963 112
W
4 Workington Town L H 29 0 VIEW
6th Apr 1963 113
W
3 Halifax L H 33 3 1 VIEW
12th Apr 1963 114
W
4 Wigan L A 24 4 1 VIEW
27th Apr 1963 115
L
4 Hull L A 7 15 VIEW
29th Apr 1963 116
L
3 Wakefield Trinity L H 15 16 1 VIEW
4th May 1963 117
W
4 Widnes L A 25 2 VIEW
6th May 1963 118
W
4 Oldham L H 22 8 VIEW
*Unofficial Match. **Non Playing Sub.
WINS : 96 | LOSSES : 27 | DRAWS : 2

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