Keiron O'Loughlin

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Keiron O'Loughlin
Personal information
Born Wigan, England
Playing information
Position Wing, Centre, Stand-off
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1970–79 Wigan 260 93 0 0 279
1979–81 Workington Town 57
1981–85 Widnes 119 37 0 0 132
1985–88 Salford 94
1989 Leigh 3
1990 Workington Town 6
Total 539 130 0 0 411
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1971–85 Lancashire 5
Source: [1][2]

Keiron O'Loughlin is an English former professional rugby league footballer who played for Wigan, Workington Town, Widnes, Salford, and Leigh. He is the father of England, and Great Britain international Sean O'Loughlin. He is the grandfather of England rugby union player Owen Farrell

Background

Keiron O'Loughlin was born in Wigan, Lancashire.

Playing career

County honours

Keiron O'Loughlin represented Lancashire five times between 1971 and 1985.[1]

Challenge Cup Final appearances

Keiron O'Loughlin played right-centre, i.e. number 3, in Widnes 14-14 draw with Hull F.C. in the 1982 Challenge Cup Final during the 1981–82 season at Wembley Stadium, London on Saturday 1 May 1982, in front of a crowd of 92,147, played right-centre, i.e. number 3, in the 9-18 defeat by Hull F.C. in the 1982 Challenge Cup Final replay during the 1981–82 season at Elland Road, Leeds on Wednesday 19 May 1982, in front of a crowd of 41,171, and played stand-off/five-eighth in the 19-6 victory over Wigan in the 1984 Challenge Cup Final during the 1983–84 season at Wembley Stadium, London on Saturday 5 May 1984, in front of a crowd of 80,116.

County Cup Final appearances

Keiron O'Loughlin played left-centre, i.e. number 4, and scored 2-tries in Wigan's 19-9 victory over Salford in the 1973 Lancashire County Cup Final during the 1973–74 season at Wilderspool Stadium, Warrington on Saturday 13 October 1973,[3] and played left-centre, i.e. number 4, in Widnes' 8-12 defeat by Barrow in the 1983 Lancashire County Cup Final during the 1983–84 season at Central Park, Wigan on Saturday 1 October 1983.

John Player Special Trophy Final appearances

Keiron O'Loughlin played right-centre, i.e. number 3, in Widnes' 10-18 defeat by Leeds in the 1983–84 John Player Special Trophy Final during the 1983–84 season at Central Park, Wigan on Saturday 14 January 1984.

Genealogical information

Keiron O'Loughlin is the father of the rugby league footballer, Sean O'Loughlin, and the brother of Kevin who played wing, Centre, Stand-off/Five-eighth, Second-row, or loose forward/lock in the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s for Wigan, Swinton, and Blackpool Borough, [1][2] Keiron's grandson Owen Farrell is a rugby union player for England.

References

  1. ^ a b Morris, Graham (2005). Wigan Rugby League Football Club: 100 Greats. Stroud: Tempus Publishing. p. 93. ISBN 978-0-7524-3470-4.
  2. ^ "Keiron O'Loughlin". rugby.widnes.tv. Retrieved 8 December 2013.
  3. ^ "1973–1974 Lancashire Cup Final". wigan.rlfans.com. 31 December 2014. Retrieved 1 January 2015.

External links

  • Statistics at Rugby League Project
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