Jimmy Mac

Simply dedicated to the brilliant Jimmy McIlroy

Liverpool defeat sees Mac wear a Burnley shirt for the last time

Liverpool defeat sees Mac wear a Burnley shirt for the last time

The winter of the 1962/63 football season was a harsh one weather wise and Burnley did not play a solitary league game in either January or February of 1963. It was also a time when a major part of a golden era came to an end.
Turf Moor sensation - Mac transfer listed

Turf Moor sensation - Mac transfer listed

The football world was rocked fifty years ago when Burnley Football Club sensationally announced that their Northern Ireland inside forward Jimmy McIlroy had been placed on the open transfer list.
Leyton Orient and Stoke are rivals for McIlroy

Leyton Orient and Stoke are rivals for McIlroy

Jimmy McIlroy's Burnley career was all but over in the first few days of March 1963 and the transfer listed inside forward was left out of the team that had finally played the first league match of the year against Sheffield United.
Jimmy McIlroy is no longer a Burnley player

Jimmy McIlroy is no longer a Burnley player

Those eight words above were the words that greeted readers of the Burnley Express on 7th March 1963, It was to confirm the news that at around 10 p.m. on the 6th, Jimmy McIlroy had been sold to Stoke City.
Turf Moor hosts its first game since sale of Jimmy Mac

Turf Moor hosts its first game since sale of Jimmy Mac

Saturday 9th March 1963 saw Burnley play their first home league game since 29th December 1962, a period of ten weeks during which the club had been involved in the most sensational news with the same of Jimmy McIlroy to Stoke City.


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