Larry O'Malley

Like us on Facebook Like us on Facebook

Follow us on Twitter Follow us on Twitter

Join us on our forums Jump on the forums

Career Stats & Summary

Larry (Lawrence) O'Malley was born in Ireland on April 23rd, 1883. He came to Australia with his parents and older brother when he was still a baby (they arrived in Jan 1884). Looks like the young Larry was a bit of a tear-away as he spent time aboard on the 'Sobraon' - a training ship for young boys who were hard to control. He retired in 1914 to focus on becoming a referee.

Vital Statistics

Full Name
Lawrence O'Malley
Nickname(s)
Jersey
Born
Monday, 23rd April, 1883
Died
Monday, 31st July, 1967 (Aged 84 years and 98 days)

Biography

Pioneer Easts forward played in the club’s first match (against Newtown) and for NSW in the first interstate match before touring with the 1908-09 Kangaroos. O’Malley was a workhorse on the unhappy tour and played in more matches than any other player in the history of overseas tours (despite the fact that he was twice sent off, he appeared in a record 35 games including all three Tests). In 1909 he captained Australia in two Tests against NZ, his final Test appearance being the 10-5 win against the Kiwis in Brisbane. The following year he played for Warrington in England but returned to Australia in 1911 to win premierships with Easts during the next three years. (O’Malley was sent off in the club’s 11-8 win over Glebe in the 1911 final). After touring NZ with the NSW team in 1913, he retired as a player the following year and became a first grade referee.

- ALAN WHITICKER

Career Statistics

All statistics shown in this section are based only on data available in the RLP database, and are not necessarily a complete and/or 100% accurate representation of a player's career. This information should be used as a guide only. If you see a question mark (?), it denotes that the figure is not available.

To view a list of corresponding matches, click on the Match list icon.

International

Test Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Australia 1908-09 5 - -   - - 1 3 1 20.00% Match list
Overall 1908-1909 5 0 0   0 1 3 1 20.00% Match list


Representative

Australia - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
NSW Firsts 1908-09, 1912-13 13 2 -   - 6 12 1 0 92.31% Match list
Metropolis 1913-14 2 1 -   - 3 2 0 0 100.00% Match list
Overall 1908-1914 15 3 0   0 9 14 1 0 93.33% Match list


Club Career

Australian League Matches - By Year

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Eastern Suburbs NSWRFL 1908 7 2 -   - 6 6 1 0 85.71% Match list
Eastern Suburbs NSWRFL 1909 6 - -   - - 3 3 0 50.00% Match list
Eastern Suburbs NSWRFL 1911 7 - -   - - 7 0 0 100.00% Match list
Eastern Suburbs NSWRFL 1912 13 1 -   - 3 12 1 0 92.31% Match list
Eastern Suburbs NSWRFL 1913 10 3 -   - 9 10 0 0 100.00% Match list
Eastern Suburbs NSWRFL 1914 10 - -   - - 5 5 0 50.00% Match list
Overall 1908-1914 53 6 0   0 18 43 10 0 81.13% Match list

Australian League Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Sydney 1908-09, 1911-14 53 6 -   - 18 43 10 0 81.13% Match list
Overall 1908-1914 53 6 0   0 18 43 10 0 81.13% Match list

Australian Finals Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Sydney 1908-1911 2 - -   - - 2 0 0 100.00% Match list
Overall 1911 2 0 0   0 2 0 0 100.00% Match list

All Australian Club Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Sydney 1908-09, 1911-14 57 8 -   - 24 46 11 0 80.70% Match list
Overall 1908-1914 57 8 0   0 24 46 11 0 80.70% Match list

Your Say

Want to have your say about this player? Add a comment.

 

Last modified: Mon, 10 Dec 2018 05:23:40 +0000 (Sydney time)