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St Cuthbert's, Norley Hall


junior rugby team.
junior rugby team.
Photo: John Ganderton
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Item #: 12639
Taken on Norly Hall field 1950-2

Comment by: j watchman. on 2nd January 2010 at 17:49

Back,left to right,Johnny meehan.

Comment by: john meehan on 12th February 2010 at 20:18

i must put the rest of the team on the photograph.top r to.l.fitzimmons,d. haseldene, j. atherton, f.kirk,h. houghton,j.loughlin,j.ready,myself,bottom.l to r f. sullivan,dowd ? j. ganderton, r. williams, j. brown. im not to sure if its dowd. i must add jacky ganderton was a billy boston, he was a flyer. okay.

Comment by: j watchman. on 18th February 2010 at 17:35

which John meehan, are you.?

Comment by: Jack Ganderton on 18th February 2010 at 18:36

Thanks John, you could play a bit yourself, happy days eh, how are you getting on.

Comment by: john meehan on 19th February 2010 at 20:48

hi,jacky im not bad for my age but looking a lot older than the photograph i last met you at the reunion at st.cuthberts social club you gave me a photocopy of the picture shown thanks for the comment do you want my autograph.ps we must have another reunion i would love to see you all again. fantastic days we had.

Comment by: Jack Ganderton on 21st February 2010 at 14:17

hi John, nice to hear from you ,have you seen the sports picture it's under St Cuthberts ,schools, album.

Comment by: john meehan on 21st February 2010 at 15:46

hi, jacky if its the picture with joe mcardle and fred riley yes i have. do you remember fred he used to shout on the touchline, kick um thump um scratch um plug um. he was my favourite trainers and good hearted sadly not with us anymore. thanks for keeping in touch jacky.

Comment by: Jack Ganderton on 22nd February 2010 at 17:52

Yes i rembember, Riley would give us a rollicking if we lost.I thought Jack Keane was the best trainer, great bloke. my grandsons play for leyland warriors, st cuthberts beat them last week , under 10s

Comment by: john meehan on 22nd February 2010 at 20:29

hi, jacky i myself think jack kean was cruel he would twist both sides of your sideburns realy bad fred would throw the blackboard duster at the back of the classroom but it never hit anyone. jack also stopped me playing the last year at school i was an order boy for tommy smailes and he told me either stop taking orders or he would finish me playing rugby and he did okay, i hope were still friends jacky.

Comment by: Jack Ganderton on 23rd February 2010 at 11:30

hello John, i didn't know that side of him , not such a good bloke then, didn't like Fred though. I couldn't get in the 1st team at tommy mores, the were some good players. al still buy thee a pint if a bump into thy oreet.

Comment by: john meehan on 23rd February 2010 at 19:09

oh, thanks jacky i will buy thee 2 back i suppose he did have good points for me as well, at st.cuthberts juniors i was picked for the town team, it was fred and joe macardle who trained us jack kean was in the senior school. at tommy more i was capt for the 13s and vice capt for the sevens. it was joe sweeney from st. josephs who trained us, jack only came late to take charge in the team.i was taking orders then he change the evening training. 17/6p was a big help for my mother.its the story of my life joke.god bless jack.

Comment by: Jack Ganderton on 24th February 2010 at 10:28

al bet you could have made it into Wigan academy with a bit of luck.we were all a bit sash strapped in them days. Was tommy smailes the butchers,I moved to Leyland when i married in1970,i still visit Wigan a lot, take care .

Comment by: john meehan on 24th February 2010 at 18:50

hi, jack one will never know what could have been i loved playing rugby jack keen did a spell at blackpool borough i played against them for triangle valve and scored,he also trained wigan colts. one or two got picked for lancashire at the time i stopped playing we seem to have this topic to ourselves suprises me no one else has joined us. sithee jack.

Comment by: john meehan on 24th February 2010 at 19:26

hi, jacky tommy smailes was a grocers shop, butchers was ainscough jimmy was a good rugby player a bit older than me he played in the seniors at st. cuthberts.sithee jacky.

Comment by: jack ganderton on 25th February 2010 at 14:57

Hi John, you are right Jimmy was a good scrum half he played for the Queens head in the ken gee cup,we reached the final one year, there is a couple of photos under ken gee cup.alsithi.

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