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St Alban's CYMS

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.

Along with the information about the Team, Mickey has also given us a list of team members.

From left to right (back row) – Gerard Morgan, Pat Gillon, Pat Kinsella, Ronnie Burke, John Galbraith, Pat Hughes, George Bennett, Henry Sage, Ned White.

From left to right (front row) – John Kinsella(Mascot), Frank Corrigan, John Disley, Ray O’Gorman, Barney O’Brien, Frank Herrity, Mickey Keegan and Jim Walsh. The referee was a Mr Brocklehurst.

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