Keiron O'Loughlin

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Keiron O'Loughlin
Personal information
Born Wigan, England
Playing information
Position Wing, Centre, Stand-off
Club
YearsTeamPldTGFGP
1970–79 Wigan 2609300279
1979–81 Workington Town 57
1981–85 Widnes 1193700132
1985–88 Salford 94
1989 Leigh 3
1990 Workington Town 6
Total53913000411
Representative
YearsTeamPldTGFGP
1971–85 Lancashire 5
Source: [1] [2]

Keiron O'Loughlin is an English former professional rugby league footballer who played for Wigan, Workington Town, Widnes, Salford and Leigh. He is the father of England and Great Britain international Sean O'Loughlin and grandfather of England rugby union player Owen Farrell.

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Background

Keiron O'Loughlin was born in Wigan, Lancashire, England.

Playing career

County honours

Keiron O'Loughlin represented Lancashire five times between 1971 and 1985. [1]

Challenge Cup Final appearances

Keiron O'Loughlin played right-centre, i.e. number 3, in Widnes 14-14 draw with Hull F.C. in the 1982 Challenge Cup Final during the 1981–82 season at Wembley Stadium, London on Saturday 1 May 1982, in front of a crowd of 92,147, played right-centre, i.e. number 3, in the 9-18 defeat by Hull F.C. in the 1982 Challenge Cup Final replay during the 1981–82 season at Elland Road, Leeds on Wednesday 19 May 1982, in front of a crowd of 41,171, and played stand-off in the 19-6 victory over Wigan in the 1984 Challenge Cup Final during the 1983–84 season at Wembley Stadium, London on Saturday 5 May 1984, in front of a crowd of 80,116.

County Cup Final appearances

Keiron O'Loughlin played left-centre, i.e. number 4, and scored 2-tries in Wigan's 19-9 victory over Salford in the 1973 Lancashire County Cup Final during the 1973–74 season at Wilderspool Stadium, Warrington on Saturday 13 October 1973, [3] and played left-centre, i.e. number 4, in Widnes' 8-12 defeat by Barrow in the 1983 Lancashire County Cup Final during the 1983–84 season at Central Park, Wigan on Saturday 1 October 1983.

John Player Special Trophy Final appearances

Keiron O'Loughlin played right-centre, i.e. number 3, in Widnes' 10-18 defeat by Leeds in the 1983–84 John Player Special Trophy Final during the 1983–84 season at Central Park, Wigan on Saturday 14 January 1984.

Genealogical information

Keiron O'Loughlin is the father of the rugby league footballer, Sean O'Loughlin, the brother of the rugby league wing , centre , stand-off , second-row, or loose forward who played in the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s for Wigan, Swinton and Blackpool Borough; Kevin O'Loughlin, and the grandfather of the rugby union footballer; Owen Farrell.

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References

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  3. "1973–1974 Lancashire Cup Final". wigan.rlfans.com. 31 December 2014. Retrieved 1 January 2015.CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)