Paddy McMinn

Francis Alexander McMinn (10 November 1874 – 8 August 1947), usually known as Alex or Paddy McMinn was a New Zealand rugby union player. Playing most of his rugby at hooker, McMinn represented Manawatu, Hawke's Bay and Wellington at a provincial level. He was a member of the New Zealand national side, the All Blacks, in 1904, appearing in a single test match against the touring British Isles team. He was the son of Irish journalist Alexander McMinn, who established the Manawatu Evening Standard newspaper in 1880.[1]

Paddy McMinn
Paddy McMinn.jpg
Birth nameFrancis Alexander McMinn
Date of birth(1874-11-10)10 November 1874
Place of birthTurakina, New Zealand
Date of death8 August 1947(1947-08-08) (aged 72)
Place of deathAuckland, New Zealand
Notable relative(s)Archie McMinn (brother)
Rugby union career
Position(s) Hooker
All Black No. 114
Provincial / State sides
Years Team Apps (Points)
1895–99, 1903–08 Manawatu
Hawke's Bay
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
1904 New Zealand 1 (0)


  1. ^ Akers, Clive. "Paddy McMinn". New Zealand Rugby Union. Retrieved 21 February 2015.