Edward Toohey

A. Edward "Ted" Toohey (birth registered fourth ¼ 1926 – 26 November 1979) was an English professional rugby league footballer who played in the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s, and coached in the 1970s. He played at representative level for Great Britain and England, and at club level for Wigan, Barrow, Leigh and Liverpool City, as a centre or scrum-half, i.e. number 3 or 4, or, 7,[3] and coached at club level for Wigan.

Edward Toohey
Personal information
Full nameA. Edward Toohey
Bornfourth ¼ 1926[1]
Wigan, England[1]
Died26 November 1979 (aged 53)[2]
Wigan, England
Playing information
PositionCentre, Scrum-half
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1943–47 Wigan 35 11 0 0 33
1947–≥47 Barrow
1956/57–56/57 Leigh 25 3 0 0 9
≤1961–61 Liverpool City
Total 60 14 0 0 42
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1952 England 2 0 0 0 0
1952 Great Britain 3 1 0 0 3
Coaching information
Club
Years Team Gms W D L W%
1974–75 Wigan
Source: [3][4][5][6]

BackgroundEdit

Ted Toohey's birth was registered in Wigan, Lancashire, and his death aged 53 was registered in Wigan, Greater Manchester, England.

Playing careerEdit

International honoursEdit

Toohey won caps for England while at Barrow in 1952 against Other Nationalities (2 matches),[4] and won caps for Great Britain while at Barrow in 1952 against Australia (3 matches).[5]

Ted Toohey also represented Great Britain while at Barrow between 1952 and 1956 against France (1 non-Test match).[7]

Challenge Cup Final appearancesEdit

Ted Toohey played scrum-half in Barrow's 0–10 defeat by Wigan in the 1950–51 Challenge Cup Final during the 1950–51 season at Wembley Stadium, London on Saturday 5 May 1951,[8] and played scrum-half in the 21–12 victory over Workington Town in the 1954–55 Challenge Cup Final during the 1954–55 season at Wembley Stadium, London on Saturday 30 April 1955, in front of a crowd of 66,513.

County Cup Final appearancesEdit

Ted Toohey played left-centre, i.e. number 4, and scored a try in Wigan's 3–7 defeat by Widnes in the 1945–46 Lancashire County Cup Final during the 1945–46 season at Wilderspool Stadium, Warrington on Saturday 27 October 1945.

Club careerEdit

Toohey started his career with hometown club Wigan. He later moved to Barrow, where he formed a successful half-back partnership with stand-off Willie Horne.[2] He also went on to play for Liverpool City.[2]

Coaching careerEdit

In 1961, Toohey brought his playing career to an end, and rejoined Wigan as a member of the coaching staff.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Birth details at freebmd.org.uk". freebmd.org.uk. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ a b c d "Champion's battle". The Guardian. 27 November 1979. p. 24. ProQuest 186058543.
  3. ^ a b "Statistics at rugbyleagueproject.org". rugbyleagueproject.org. 31 December 2017. Retrieved 1 January 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ a b "England Statistics at englandrl.co.uk". englandrl.co.uk. 31 December 2017. Retrieved 1 January 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^ a b "Great Britain Statistics at englandrl.co.uk". englandrl.co.uk. 31 December 2017. Retrieved 1 January 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  6. ^ "Coach Statistics at rugbyleagueproject.org". rugbyleagueproject.org. 31 December 2017. Retrieved 1 January 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  7. ^ Edgar, Harry (2007). Rugby League Journal Annual 2008 Page-110. Rugby League Journal Publishing. ISBN 0-9548355-3-0
  8. ^ "1950–1951 Challenge Cup Final". wigan.rlfans.com. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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