10 May 2010

Joe Kinkead

Name: Joseph Kinkead
Born: c.1933, Lisburn
Height: 5.08½ ft
Weight: 11.06 st
Position: Goalkeeper

Representative Honours: Northern Ireland: 2 Amateur Caps (1961-1962), Junior, Youth, 4 Schoolboy Caps (1948).
Club Honours: (with Larne) Intermediate Cup Winner 1958/59; Steel & Sons Cup Winner 1958/59, 1959/60; George Wilson Cup Winner; (with Glenavon) Irish Cup Winner 1960/61; Ulster Cup Winner 1962/63.

Club Career:
Clubs
Seasons
Signed
Fee
League
FA Cup
Other
Distillery
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Youth
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Linfield
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Amateur
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Larne
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Amateur
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Glenavon
60/61-65/66
Feb-61
Amateur
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TOTALS
£-
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Biography:
A Junior, Youth and Schoolboy international, Joe Kinkead started his career as a sixteen year-old with Distillery before spending seven years at Linfield. At Windsor Park he largely played second-fiddle to Alex Russell and so stepped down to the B Division to play for Larne in the late-1950s. At the time Larne were among the dominant forces in intermediate football and Kinkead collected most of the biggest honours available at that level.

In 1961 Kinkead returned to senior football with Glenavon as stand-in for the injured Roy Rea. So impressive were Kinkead's performances that he retained his place when Rea returned to fitness, including for a 5-1 Irish Cup final win over Linfield. During the 1961/62 season he twice played in Amateur internationals. He remained at Mouneview Park through to his retirement in 1965 after well over one hundred Glenavon appearances.

Kinkead later managed Glenavon from 1968-69 and the Northern Ireland Youth team, leading them to the final Home International Championship in 1973/74. During the 1980s he managed the Irish and Northern Ireland Commonwealth Games Badminton teams and worked at the Olympia Leisure Centre in the shadow of Windsor Park. Through his long career, Kinkead's big regret was that he never claimed an Irish League winner's medal.

Northern Ireland Amateur Cap Details:
30-09-1961 England. H L 0-3
13-01-1962 Wales... H W 3-1

Summary: 2/0. Won 1, Drew 0, Lost 1.

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