John Dorahy

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Career Stats & Summary

Vital Statistics

Nickname(s)
Joe Cool
Born
Saturday, 28th August, 1954
Current Age
64 years and 269 days
Place Of Birth
Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia

Known Family Links

Son
Dane Dorahy

Biography

Wollongong Wests fullback, a teenage NSW Country rep in 1972-73, spent a season with Leigh in England with his brother Tony before coming to Wests in 1974. A fine defender with a great kick and chase, John Dorahy was known as 'Joe Cool' because of his composure under pressure. He represented Australia in the two Test series against NZ in 1978 but injury ruled him out of Kangaroo contention that year. In 1979 he made his only appearances for NSW (as a centre) but joined big-spenders Manly the following year. His two seasons with the club were hampered by knee and neck injuries and, in 1982, he returned ‘home’ to captain I’warra in the club’s debut season. Dorahy scored the then club record 463 career points during his four seasons with the Steelers but, in 1983-84, successfully tested the international transfer ban to play with Hull KR. He won the Harry Sunderland Trophy as 'Man of the Match' in the 1984 premiership final. Dorahy did not return to Sydney until 1987 and, linking with Norths, defied 'father-time' when chosen as Country Origin fullback in 1988 after first choice Garry Jack was suspended (this was 16 years after Dorahy had made his senior representative debut!) He later captain-coached Halifax but his time with English club champions Wigan was much more controversial. Dorahy was chosen to replace John Monie in the 1993-94 season but was sacked after just one season - the victim of internal politics despite Wigan's wins in the Challenge Cup and premiership final. He returned to Australia soon after and has been an assistant coach with I’warra, W’Reds and Wests.

- ALAN WHITICKER

Career Statistics

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International

Test Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Australia 1978 2 1 -   - 3 2 0 0 100.00% Match list
Overall 1978 2 1 0   0 3 2 0 0 100.00% Match list


Representative

Australia - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
NSW Country Firsts 1972-73 2 2 -   - 6 0 2 0 0.00% Match list
NSW Firsts 1979 3 - 10   - 20 2 1 0 66.67% Match list
NSW City Firsts 1979-80 2 - -   - - 2 0 0 100.00% Match list
NSW Country 1988 1 - 7   - 14 0 1 0 0.00% Match list
Overall 1972-1988 8 2 17   0 40 4 4 0 50.00% Match list


Club Career

Australian League Matches - By Year

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Western Suburbs NSWRFL 1974 ? 6 72   1 163  
Western Suburbs NSWRFL 1975 ? 11 76   - 185  
Western Suburbs NSWRFL 1976 ? - -   - -  
Western Suburbs NSWRFL 1977 14 3 9   - 27 4 10 0 28.57% Match list
Western Suburbs NSWRFL 1978 20 3 6   - 21 14 5 1 70.00% Match list
Western Suburbs NSWRFL 1979 17 6 66   1 151 11 6 0 64.71% Match list
Manly Warringah NSWRFL 1980 7 2 1   - 8 4 2 1 57.14% Match list
Manly Warringah NSWRFL 1981 19 4 18   1 49 9 8 2 47.37% Match list
Illawarra NSWRFL 1982 25 6 70   1 159 6 19 0 24.00% Match list
Illawarra NSWRFL 1983 25 5 76   3 175 8 17 0 32.00% Match list
Illawarra NSWRL 1984 7 - 22   - 44 5 2 0 71.43% Match list
Illawarra NSWRL 1985 16 3 36   1 85 3 13 0 18.75% Match list
North Sydney NSWRL 1987 13 1 40 / 53 75.47% 2 86 5 8 0 38.46% Match list
North Sydney NSWRL 1988 15 4 46 / 65 70.77% 1 109 6 8 1 40.00% Match list
North Sydney NSWRL 1989 9 1 16 / 24 66.67% - 36 3 6 0 33.33% Match list
Overall 1974-1989 ? 55 554   11 1,298 ? ? ? ?  

Australian League Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Western Suburbs 1974-79 ? 29 229   2 547 ? ? ? ?  
Western Suburbs 1977-79 51 12 81   1 199 29 21 1 56.86% Match list
Manly Warringah 1980-81 26 6 19   1 57 13 10 3 50.00% Match list
Illawarra 1982-85 73 14 204   5 463 22 51 0 30.14% Match list
North Sydney 1987-89 37 6 102 / 142 71.83% 3 231 14 22 1 37.84% Match list
Overall 1974-1989 ? 55 554   11 1,298 ? ? ? ?  

Australian Finals Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Western Suburbs 1977-1979 3 - 3   - 6 0 3 0 0.00% Match list
Manly Warringah 1980-1981 2 - 1   - 2 1 1 0 50.00% Match list
Overall 1978-1981 5 0 4   0 8 1 4 0 20.00% Match list

All Australian Club Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Western Suburbs 1974, 1977-79 ? 29 229   2 547 ? ? ? ?  
Western Suburbs 1977-1979 53 12 81   1 199 30 22 1 56.60% Match list
Manly Warringah 1980-81 26 6 19   1 57 13 10 3 50.00% Match list
Illawarra 1982-85 73 14 204   5 463 22 51 0 30.14% Match list
North Sydney 1987-89 37 6 102   3 231 14 22 1 37.84% Match list
Overall 1974-1989 ? 55 554   11 1,298 ? ? ? ?  

English League Career - By Year

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Hull Kingston Rovers Championship 1983/84 ? 14 55   2 168  
Hull Kingston Rovers Championship 1985/86 ? 6 50   - 124  
Hull Kingston Rovers Championship 1986/87 ? 5 35   - 90  
Overall 1983-1990 ? 39 226   4 612 ? ? ? ?  

English League Career - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Hull Kingston Rovers 1983-87 ? 37 218   4 588 ? ? ? ?  
Halifax 1989-90 ? 2 8   - 24 ? ? ? ?  
Overall 1983-1990 ? 39 226   4 612 ? ? ? ?  

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