Our thanks go to Mickey Keating for providing some interesting information
about the photo, printed in a previous issue, that we named the ‘DARWIN SOCIAL FOOTBALL TEAM’.
Mickey tells us that the football team photographed
was actually ‘ST. ALBAN’S CYMS’. The photo was taken in either the 1944-45 or 1945-46 season.
The team enjoyed much success in local amateur football, winning trophies
at both Goodison and Anfield. The strip that the team are wearing was
given to them by one of the Priests who managed to get it donated by one of his family
or friends in Ireland. The St. Albans Football Team could neither afford a strip or the clothes
rationing coupons needed. The strip with its wonderfully strong green and white hoop was in fact a rugby strip! But still very much appreciated.
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