85 Henry McCorry

Biography

Inside forward Henry McCorry spent most of the 1913/14 season at Hull City. He started six of the first seven games and scored three times including winners in fixtures against Nottingham Forest and Grimsby Town. However he soon dropped out of the first team and didn’t return until January 1914 when he scored a consolation against Woolwich Arsenal. He left the club in March 1914.

McCorry was born in Felling to a coal mining family and later lived in Edmondsley, County Durham where he worked in the local pit. His amateur football career started with South Shields Adelaide before playing in the North Eastern League for Ashington and Newburn. In July 1913 he joined the well-trodden pre-WW1 path of North Eastern footballers making their way to Hull City.

McCorry joined Midland League side Chesterfield Town in March 1914 but by the end of the year he had returned to the North East and signed for Gateshead. World War One halted senior football in May 1915 and that appears to have also drawn a close to McCorry’s playing days. He returned to County Durham where he died in the early months of 1973.

Details

Nationality: England
Date/Place of Birth: 11 March 1888, Felling
Hull City First Game: 6 September 1913, Blackpool A (Division Two), 25 years, 179 days old
Hull City Final Game: 14 February 1914, Bristol City A (Division Two), 25 years, 340 days old

Clubs

South Shields Adelaide (1911-1912), Ashington (1912), Newburn (1912-1913), Hull City (1913-1914), Chesterfield Town (1914), Gateshead (1914-1915)

Hull City Record

Career: 10 apps, 4 goals

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