Derek Noonan

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Derek Noonan
Personal information
Born first ¼ 1947
St. Helens, England
Died 1 May 2009 (aged 62)
St. Helens, England
Playing information
Weight 12 st 0 lb (76 kg)
Rugby union
Position Wing
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
St. Helens RUFC
Rugby league
Position Centre
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1971–76 Warrington 147 34 0 0 102
1976–80 St. Helens 133 36 0 0 108
1980–81 Fulham RLFC 18 4 0 0 12
Total 298 74 0 0 222
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
Lancashire ≥5
1975 England 4 1 0 0 3
Source: [1][2]

Derek Noonan (birth registered first ¼ 1947 – 1 May 2009)[3] was an English rugby union, and professional rugby league footballer of the 1970s and 1980s. He played club level rugby union (RU) for St Helens RUFC, as a wing, i.e. number 11 or 14, and representative level rugby league (RL) for England, and Lancashire, and at club level for Warrington (Heritage № 723), St. Helens, and Fulham RLFC, as a centre, i.e. number 3 or 4.[1]

Background

Derek Noonan's birth was registered in St. Helens, Lancashire, and he died aged 62 in St. Helens, Merseyside.

Playing career

International honours

Derek Noonan won caps for England while at Warrington in 1975 against Wales, in the 1975 Rugby League World Cup against France, and Wales, and in 1975 against Papua New Guinea (This match was played on 6 July 1975, en-route to Australia for the 1975 Rugby League World Cup, and was not classed as a full international, at least at the time).[2]

County honours

Derek Noonan won 5-caps for Lancashire while at Warrington.

World Club Challenge appearances

Derek Noonan played left-centre, i.e. number 4, in St. Helens' 2–25 defeat by the 1975 NSWRFL season premiers, Eastern Suburbs Roosters in the unofficial 1976 World Club Challenge at Sydney Cricket Ground on Tuesday 29 June 1976.[4]

Challenge Cup Final appearances

Derek Noonan played right-centre, i.e. number 3, in Warrington's 24–9 victory over Featherstone Rovers in the 1974 Challenge Cup Final during the 1973–74 season at Wembley Stadium, London on Saturday 11 May 1974, in front of a crowd of 77,400, played right-centre, i.e. number 3, in the 7–14 defeat by Widnes in the 1975 Challenge Cup Final during the 1974–75 season at Wembley Stadium, London on Saturday 10 May 1975, in front of a crowd of 85,998, and played left-centre, i.e. number 4, in St. Helens' 20–5 victory over Widnes in the 1976 Challenge Cup Final during the 1975–76 season at Wembley Stadium, London on Saturday 8 May 1976, in front of a crowd of 89,982.

BBC2 Floodlit Trophy Final appearances

Derek Noonan played stand-off/five-eighth in Warrington's 0–0 draw with by Salford in the 1974 BBC2 Floodlit Trophy Final during the 1974–75 season at The Willows, Salford on Tuesday 17 December 1974, played stand-off/five-eighth (replaced by interchange/substitute Wilf Briggs) in the 5–10 defeat by Salford in the 1974 BBC2 Floodlit Trophy Final replay during the 1974–75 season at Wilderspool Stadium, Warrington on Tuesday 28 January 1975, and played right-centre, i.e. number 3, in St. Helens' 11–26 defeat by Hull Kingston Rovers in the 1977 BBC2 Floodlit Trophy Final during the 1977–78 season at Hilton Park, Leigh on Tuesday 13 December 1977.

Player's No.6 Trophy Final appearances

Derek Noonan played right-centre, i.e. number 3, (replaced by interchange/substitute Billy Pickup) and scored 2-tries in Warrington's 27–16 victory over Rochdale Hornets in the 1973–74 Player's No.6 Trophy Final during the 1973–74 season at Central Park, Wigan on Saturday 9 February 1974.

Captain Morgan Trophy Final appearances

Derek Noonan played right-centre, i.e. number 3, in Warrington's 4–0 victory over Featherstone Rovers in the 1973–74 Captain Morgan Trophy Final during the 1973–74 season at The Willows, Salford on Saturday 26 January 1974, in front of a crowd of 5,259.

References

  1. ^ a b "Statistics at rugbyleagueproject.org". rugbyleagueproject.org. 31 December 2017. Retrieved 1 January 2018.
  2. ^ a b "England Statistics at englandrl.co.uk". englandrl.co.uk. 31 December 2017. Retrieved 1 January 2018.
  3. ^ "Derek Noonan : Obituary". jpress.co.uk. 7 May 2009. Retrieved 1 January 2012.
  4. ^ "World Club Challenge 1976 at rugbyleagueproject.org". rugbyleagueproject.org. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012.

External links

  • Profile at saints.org.uk
  • Rugby Leaguer & League Express – 4 May 2009 – Page-11 – Sad Farewells
  • (archived by web.archive.org) Fans of the club from the first Fulham season will be sad to hear of the death of Derek Noonan at the age of 62 from cancer
  • (archived by web.archive.org) RUGBY LEAGUE JOURNAL – Issue number 27 – Summer 2009
  • (archived by web.archive.org) Noonan Passes Away
  • Tributes to ex-Saint Derek Noonan
  • Warrington’s World Cup heroes – Derek Noonan
  • (archived by web.archive.org) Wakefield Wildcats v London Skolars Mistakenly stated to be an ex-Widnes player of 1979.
  • (archived by web.archive.org) Warrington Wolves was deeply saddened to hear of the passing of former player Derek Noonan
  • Statistics at wolvesplayers.thisiswarrington.co.uk
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