Full Name: Frank McGorrighan
Normal Position: Inside Forward
Born: 20/11/1921 (Easington)
Died: 02/09/1998 (Hull)
Inside-forward McGorrighan commenced his career in wartime football. From Eppleton Colliery he joined Middlesbrough in April 1944 and played 8 wartime matches in season 1944/5 scoring once. In October 1945 he moved to Carlisle and played 2 wartime games in the final season of wartime football.
He signed for Hull City in August 1946 in time for the resumption of normal football and played in the first ever game at Boothferry Park on 31 August 1946 against Lincoln City in the 3rd Division North in a game ending 0-0 before 25,586. He figured prominently in the Tigers’ line-up and in February that season he was signed by 1st Division Blackburn Rovers.
He played just four League games for Rovers and re-joined Hull in September 1947. This time he was not able to win a permanent League place and after a handful of appearances he was transferred to Southport in August 1948. In his two spells at Hull he scored just one League goal in 26 League and 6 F.A. Cup games.
After just 4 league games for Southport, he retired form Football. In 1996, he was one of a number of ex-Hull City players who returned to the ground to celebrate 50 years of football at Boothferry Park.
Cambrian Cup, Conference League Cup, English Jubilee Fund, FA Cup , FA Trophy , Football League Cup, Lancashire Floodlit Trophy, Lancashire Junior Cup, Lancashire League Medal Competition, Lancashire Senior Cup, League, Liverpool Challenge Cup, Liverpool Senior Cup, Northern Premier League Cup, Northern Premier League Shield, PLAY OFFS , President's Cup, President's Inter League, Third Division (North) Cup, Welsh Cup,
Games where player was named on the team sheet
|11/12/1948||FA Cup / 2||H||YORK CITY||2 - 2|
|27/11/1948||FA Cup / 1||H||HORDEN CW||2 - 1|
|20/11/1948||League||H||DONCASTER ROVERS||0 - 2|
|13/11/1948||League||A||HULL CITY||1 - 5|
|23/08/1948||League||H||YORK CITY||0 - 2|
|21/08/1948||League||A||STOCKPORT COUNTY||0 - 0|