George Silcock

George Silcock
George Silcock
League 115
FAI Cup 10
Shield 10
Totals 135
1926-27 115
1928-29 20
Totals 135
Date Of Birth: 1906
Place Of Birth: Lurgan, Co Armagh
Total Appearances: 13
Total Goals: 5
Position: OL
Nationality: NI
Debut: 23-Oct-26, League, (H) v. Fordsons


In the club’s first Free State League season four players, each scoring five goals, tied for the title of leading marksman. Two of them, Mattie Armstrong and George Silcock, scored all of their goals in the League. Lurgan-born George had shown his prowess as an outside left with Hillview in the Portadown and District League.

Glenavon recruited him to their colours during the 1925-26 season, switching him to the right wing. In November 1925 he was capped for the Irish Amateur team that lost to England at Maidstone in a 6-4 thriller, a match that also featured Gerry McCourt.

Barely over 5 ft. high, George scored twice on his Dundalk debut in a 4-2 victory over Fordsons at the Athletic Grounds and followed up with a goal in each of the next two matches. However, his season ended with Dundalk after the FAI Cup loss to Bohemians, after he had played just eleven games. A couple of seasons later he made an even shorter visit making two further appearances, this time on the left wing.