Jimmy Walsh joined Hull City in June 1928 as an inside right and scored nine goals in his debut season. He then withdrew to the right half position for the next two seasons and continued to provide the Tigers with good service, including a prominent role in City’s record breaking run to the FA Cup Semi-Final in 1930.
Walsh was born in Stockport and began his career at Stockport County, making his debut as a 19 year old in 1920. He joined First Division side Liverpool in 1922 and played for the Anfield side for six seasons, chalking up 77 appearances as mostly a reserve forward – though Walsh was the Reds’ top League goalscorer in 1923/24. He moved from Liverpool to Hull City in 1928.
Walsh signed for Crewe Alexandra in 1931 but after one season at Gresty Road he dropped into the North Wales lower league scene with Colwyn Bay United and Rhyl Athletic.
In 1926 Walsh joined a lengthy FA Missionary tour of Australia and Canada, making 16 tour appearances and earning a medal for his consistent play. By 1939 he was living in Colwyn Bay and working as a telegraphist for the Post Office. He died in June 1971.
Date/Place of Birth: 15 May 1901, Stockport
Hull City First Game: 25 August 1928, Southampton H (Division Two), 27 years, 102 days old
Hull City Final Game: 2 May 1931, Nelson H (Division Three North), 29 years, 352 days old
Stockport County (1920-1922), Liverpool (1922-1928), Hull City (1928-1931), Crewe Alexandra (1931-1932), Colwyn Bay United (1932-1933), Rhyl Athletic (1933-1934)
Hull City Record
Career: 89 apps, 9 goalsJimmy Walsh