Derek Noonan

OVERALL STATISTICS

BIRTHAGESIGNED ONFROM
01-02-1947
N/A
22-01-1976
Warrington
DEBUTLAST MATCHLEFT
08-02-1976 v Oldham
Bradford Northern
1980- Fulham
CAREERAPPEARANCES (SUBS)
1975-1979
133 (11)
TRIESGOALSDGOALSPTS
36
0
0
108

Biography of Derek Noonan



HERITAGE NO : 911

Derek Noonan Obituary by Denis Whittle (Posted 4th May 2009)

A Fond Farewell for Final Regular Derek

A locally-born centre who made four appearances in Rugby League Challenge Cup showdowns has died at the age of 62 after a brave battle against cancer. Debonair Derek Noonan had been ill for several months and passed away at his home in Marina Avenue, Sutton. He leaves his widow Alison and children Lisa and Stephen. Standing 6ft and weighing 12 stone, Derek was signed from St. Helens RUFC and first trod the Wembley turf when the Wires defeated Featherstone 24-9 in 1974, then again in the 14-7 reverse versus Widnes the following season.

On joining Saints Noonan figured in the Dad’s Army 20-5 success over Widnes in 1976, thus marking a genuine hat-trick of Wembley appearances for the lad reared in Burtonhead Road.

However, a moment of real nerve-wracking drama at the National Stadium arrived both for Saints and Derek Noonan with him being dubbed villain of the piece when the men from Knowsley Road lost by a cliff-hanging 14-12 to Leeds in 1978. For Saints had mounted a last-gasp assault on the Loiners’ line when Derek’s centre partner Peter Glynn passed to the right in a bid to send winger Les Jones over, who had the try-line yawning in front of him. Sadly the ball ricocheted off Derek’s shoulder in transit and the chance was lost, with the camera later revealing that this was the case and that Noonan did not knock on as was alleged. As a spectator I am happy to put the record straight.

A plumber by trade and a popular personality at Saints and Warrington Past Players Association functions, Derek made 122 appearances for Saints between 1976-80 in which he touched down 36 times, He also won a Premiership winners medal in 1975-76. In addition Noonan toured Australia with the World Cup squad in 1975, during which he donned the England jersey on three occasions, and on leaving Saints hung up his boots with Fulham. Derek died in May 2009 at the age of 62.



SEASON STATISTICS

Season (Official Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1975~766 0 0 22
1976~772 0 0 16
1977~78 17 0 0 45
1978~79 9 0 0 28
1979~80 2 0 0 22
TOTALS:36 0 0 133
Season (Other Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1975~760002
1977~780002
1978~790002
1979~801001
TOTALS:1007

ALL MATCHES

DateMatchPosOpponentsCompVenueFTFTOTGDG
8th Feb 1976 1
L
4 Oldham L H 7 8 VIEW
15th Feb 1976 2
W
4 Hull CC1 A 5 3 VIEW
20th Feb 1976 3
L
3 Castleford L A 10 26 VIEW
29th Feb 1976 4
W
4 Salford CC2 A 17 11 1 VIEW
5th Mar 1976 5
L
4 Salford L A 9 10 VIEW
9th Mar 1976 6
W
4 Dewsbury L A 7 6 VIEW
14th Mar 1976 7
W
4 Oldham CC3 H 17 9 VIEW
17th Mar 1976 8
L
4 Wakefield Trinity L H 7 10 VIEW
19th Mar 1976 9
W
4 Keighley L H 21 2 1 VIEW
24th Mar 1976 10
W
6 Oldham L A 15 8 1 VIEW
28th Mar 1976 11
W
6 Bradford Northern L A 21 9 VIEW
30th Mar 1976 12
W
4 Salford L H 24 7 VIEW
3rd Apr 1976 13
W
4 Keighley CCSF N 5 4 VIEW
9th Apr 1976 14
L
4 Dewsbury L H 7 9 VIEW
11th Apr 1976 15
W
4 Wakefield Trinity L A 28 12 1 VIEW
13th Apr 1976 16
L
4 Keighley L A 12 14 1 VIEW
19th Apr 1976 17
L
4 Widnes L A 7 23 VIEW
25th Apr 1976 18
W
4 Hull Kingston Rovers L H 33 8 VIEW
30th Apr 1976 19
W
4 Wigan PT1 H 19 6 1 VIEW
8th May 1976 20
W
4 Widnes CCF N 20 5 VIEW
11th May 1976 21
W
4 Leeds PTSF(1) A 12 5 VIEW
22nd May 1976 22
W
4 Salford PTF N 15 2 VIEW
29th Jun 1976 --
L
3 Eastern Suburbs* Fr Tour ( Unoffic. W A 2 25 VIEW
4th Jul 1976 --
L
3 Auckland* Fr Tour A 13 20 VIEW
5th Sep 1976 23
L
4 Rochdale Hornets L A 21 24 1 VIEW
10th Sep 1976 24
D
4 Wakefield Trinity L H 7 7 VIEW
19th Sep 1976 25
W
4 Barrow L A 19 2 VIEW
24th Sep 1976 26
W
4 Leigh L A 20 5 VIEW
26th Sep 1976 27
W
4 Castleford L H 17 15 VIEW
2nd Oct 1976 28
L
4 Bradford Northern L A 7 17 VIEW
9th Oct 1976 29
L
4 Leeds L A 13 23 VIEW
17th Oct 1976 30
W
4 Warrington L H 23 9 VIEW
24th Oct 1976 31
W
4 Hull Kingston Rovers JP1 A 12 7 VIEW
29th Oct 1976 32
W
4 Salford L A 18 15 VIEW
6th Nov 1976 33
L
4 Castleford JP2 H 18 22 VIEW
11th Apr 1977 34
W
14 Widnes L H 31 0 1 VIEW
15th Apr 1977 35
L
14 Hull Kingston Rovers L A 13 18 VIEW
20th Apr 1977 36
W
3 Leigh L H 49 2 VIEW
30th Apr 1977 37
D
5 Wigan PT1 H 10 10 VIEW
4th May 1977 38
W
4 Wigan PT1 (rep) A 8 3 VIEW
7th Aug 1977 --
W
3 Pilkington Recs* Fr Queens Silver Jub H 23 17 VIEW
10th Aug 1977 --
W
3 Wigan* Fr Queens Silver Jub H 29 5 VIEW
21st Aug 1977 39
W
6 Swinton LC1 H 49 3 VIEW
28th Aug 1977 40
D
3 Rochdale Hornets LC2 A 4 4 VIEW
30th Aug 1977 41
W
3 Rochdale Hornets LC2 (rep) H 16 5 VIEW
4th Sep 1977 42
L
3 New Hunslet L A 17 22 1 VIEW
11th Sep 1977 43
W
3 Castleford L H 39 17 VIEW
18th Sep 1977 44
W
3 Dewsbury L A 18 0 VIEW
21st Sep 1977 45
L
3 Workington Town LCSF A 4 5 VIEW
1st Oct 1977 46
L
4 Warrington L A 10 22 VIEW
8th Oct 1977 47
W
4 Leeds L A 17 6 VIEW
11th Oct 1977 48
W
3 Dewsbury FT1 H 51 0 2 VIEW
16th Oct 1977 49
W
3 Hull L H 52 14 VIEW
23rd Oct 1977 50
W
3 Swinton JP1 A 28 11 1 VIEW
30th Oct 1977 51
W
3 Featherstone Rovers L A 12 5 VIEW
6th Nov 1977 52
L
3 Featherstone Rovers JP2 A 10 17 VIEW
13th Nov 1977 53
W
3 Leeds L H 19 10 1 VIEW
20th Nov 1977 54
W
3 Bramley L A 36 11 VIEW
22nd Nov 1977 55
W
3 Leigh FT2 A 14 7 VIEW
27th Nov 1977 56
W
3 Salford L H 13 12 VIEW
4th Dec 1977 57
L
3 Workington Town L A 3 16 VIEW
6th Dec 1977 58
W
3 Salford FTSF H 7 4 VIEW
10th Dec 1977 59
W
3 Featherstone Rovers L H 20 19 1 VIEW
13th Dec 1977 60
L
3 Hull Kingston Rovers FTF A 11 26 VIEW
26th Dec 1977 61
W
3 Wigan L A 24 13 1 VIEW
27th Dec 1977 62
W
3 Workington Town L H 11 0 VIEW
31st Dec 1977 63
W
3 Widnes L H 16 3 1 VIEW
8th Jan 1978 64
W
3 Dewsbury L H 23 7 1 VIEW
22nd Jan 1978 65
W
3 New Hunslet L H 39 7 1 VIEW
29th Jan 1978 66
W
3 Hull L A 18 12 VIEW
5th Feb 1978 67
W
3 Warrington L H 17 6 VIEW
24th Feb 1978 68
W
3 Huyton CC1 H 36 8 1 VIEW
5th Mar 1978 69
W
3 Bramley L H 71 7 VIEW
12th Mar 1978 70
W
3 Oldham CC2 A 26 11 VIEW
19th Mar 1978 71
W
3 Huddersfield CC3 H 31 5 1 VIEW
21st Mar 1978 72
W
3 Salford L A 24 11 2 VIEW
24th Mar 1978 73
L
3 Wigan L H 17 22 VIEW
27th Mar 1978 74
L
3 Widnes L A 5 33 VIEW
30th Mar 1978 75
W
3 Bradford Northern L H 28 13 VIEW
2nd Apr 1978 76
W
3 Wakefield Trinity L H 36 5 VIEW
8th Apr 1978 77
W
3 Warrington CCSF N 12 8 VIEW
12th Apr 1978 78
D
3 Bradford Northern L A 9 9 VIEW
16th Apr 1978 79
L
3 Wakefield Trinity L A 23 36 1 VIEW
30th Apr 1978 80
W
3 Salford PT1 H 29 11 1 VIEW
3rd May 1978 81
W
3 Bradford Northern PTSF(1) H 14 10 VIEW
7th May 1978 82
L
3 Bradford Northern PTSF(2) A 12 19 1 VIEW
13th May 1978 83
L
3 Leeds CCF N 12 14 VIEW
4th Aug 1978 --
D
3 Widnes* Fr Testimonial H 31 31 VIEW
13th Aug 1978 --
W
3 Oldham* Fr Charity H 44 20 VIEW
20th Aug 1978 84
D
3 Rochdale Hornets LC1 H 14 14 VIEW
23rd Aug 1978 --NPS
D
14 Rochdale Hornets LC1 (rep) A 8 8 VIEW
25th Aug 1978 85
W
14 Rochdale Hornets LC1 (2nd rep) N 28 9 VIEW
27th Aug 1978 86
L
3 Leigh LC2 A 4 21 VIEW
3rd Sep 1978 87
W
2 Huddersfield L A 18 11 1 VIEW
6th Sep 1978 88
W
2 Barrow L H 21 7 VIEW
10th Sep 1978 89
W
2 Wakefield Trinity L H 20 15 VIEW
12th Sep 1978 90
W
2 Warrington FTP H 13 9 VIEW
17th Sep 1978 91
D
2 Barrow L A 16 16 VIEW
23rd Sep 1978 --NPS
W
14 Leeds JP1 H 16 11 VIEW
1st Oct 1978 92
W
14 Castleford L H 48 14 2 VIEW
8th Oct 1978 93
W
14 Rochdale Hornets L H 33 5 VIEW
17th Oct 1978 94
W
3 Salford FT1 A 17 15 VIEW
22nd Oct 1978 95
L
3 Warrington L H 8 10 1 VIEW
13th Jan 1979 96
L
5 Leeds L A 11 26 1 VIEW
3rd Feb 1979 97
W
3 Featherstone Rovers L H 25 16 1 VIEW
11th Feb 1979 98
W
15 Doncaster CC1 H 34 9 1 VIEW
20th Feb 1979 99
W
15 Workington Town L H 10 6 VIEW
23rd Feb 1979 100
D
3 Castleford L A 13 13 VIEW
4th Mar 1979 101
W
14 Rochdale Hornets CC2 A 11 10 VIEW
10th Mar 1979 --NPS
W
14 Castleford CC3 A 10 6 VIEW
18th Mar 1979 --NPS
L
14 Leeds L H 15 20 VIEW
25th Mar 1979 102
L
14 Hull Kingston Rovers L A 5 20 VIEW
29th Mar 1979 103
L
3 Workington Town L A 8 10 1 VIEW
1st Apr 1979 104
L
14 Wakefield Trinity L A 3 23 VIEW
7th Apr 1979 105
L
14 Wakefield Trinity CCSF N 7 9 VIEW
13th Apr 1979 106
L
3 Wigan L A 5 7 VIEW
16th Apr 1979 107
L
3 Widnes L H 16 18 VIEW
29th Apr 1979 108
W
3 Bradford Northern L A 13 12 VIEW
30th Apr 1979 109
W
3 Bradford Northern L H 31 15 1 VIEW
7th May 1979 110
W
3 Hull Kingston Rovers L H 14 5 VIEW
10th May 1979 111
L
3 Widnes L A 8 15 VIEW
12th Aug 1979 --
W
4 Oldham* Fr Charity A 27 20 1 VIEW
19th Aug 1979 112
L
3 Widnes LC1 H 16 28 VIEW
2nd Sep 1979 113
L
3 Warrington L H 17 23 1 VIEW
7th Sep 1979 114
L
3 Salford L A 21 25 VIEW
16th Sep 1979 115
W
3 Barrow JP1 A 18 13 VIEW
19th Sep 1979 116
W
3 Oldham FTP A 20 9 VIEW
7th Oct 1979 117
L
3 Leeds L A 12 21 VIEW
28th Oct 1979 118
W
4 Wakefield Trinity L H 13 8 VIEW
4th Nov 1979 119
D
4 Hunslet L A 8 8 VIEW
11th Nov 1979 120
W
4 Leigh L H 19 12 VIEW
18th Nov 1979 121
W
4 Blackpool Borough L H 27 2 VIEW
25th Nov 1979 122
D
4 Hull L A 8 8 VIEW
27th Nov 1979 123
L
4 Bradford Northern L A 9 13 VIEW
30th Nov 1979 124
W
4 Salford FT2 H 15 10 1 VIEW
9th Dec 1979 125
L
4 Warrington L A 10 19 VIEW
11th Dec 1979 126
L
4 Hull Kingston Rovers FTSF A 7 10 VIEW
15th Dec 1979 127
W
4 Leigh L A 12 3 VIEW
23rd Dec 1979 128
W
4 Workington Town L H 51 0 VIEW
26th Dec 1979 129
W
3 Wigan L A 16 10 VIEW
4th Jan 1980 130
W
4 Castleford L A 23 7 VIEW
12th Jan 1980 131
L
4 Salford L H 17 18 VIEW
10th Feb 1980 --NPS
W
14 Workington Town CC1 H 16 0 VIEW
17th Feb 1980 132
W
4 Hunslet L H 25 11 VIEW
23rd Feb 1980 133
L
4 Bradford Northern CC2 H 10 11 VIEW
*Unofficial Match. **Non Playing Sub.
WINS : 89 | LOSSES : 45 | DRAWS : 11

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