Col Donohoe

Career Stats & Summary

Vital Statistics

Full Name
Matthew Colin Donohoe
Born
Friday, 2nd August, 1929
Died
Monday, 16th June, 1986 (Aged 56 years and 318 days)

Biography

Nippy Easts halfback made his Test debut against NZ in the Third Test in 1952. A Kangaroo tourist that year Donohoe played in 16 matches in England and France. His career highlight was when he was called into the Second Test line-up against Great Britain at Swinton. Donohoe, who was captain-coach of Easts in 1953, went to Wollongong the following year to captain-coach Corrimal and although he represented NSW again he could break back into the Test team. The snowy-haired halfback joined Souths the following year and played his part in the club’s great comeback to make the 1955 grand final (it was Donohoe who grounded the ball late in the match to score the try that won the premiership). Col Donohoe died in 1986 following complications during an operation for a hip replacement.

- ALAN WHITICKER

Career Statistics

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Competitions

Competition   App T G   FG Pts W L D Win %  
NRL 110 26 3   - 84 57 51 2 51.82% List
City vs Country Firsts 1 - -   - - 0 1 0 0.00% List
Tour Matches Riverina 1 - -   - - 0 1 0 0.00% List
Tour Matches New South Wales XIII 1 - -   - - 1 0 0 100.00% List
Country Carnival 4 - -   - - 2 1 1 50.00% List
Tour Matches Australia 2 - -   - - 0 2 0 0.00% List
Test Series 2 - -   - - 0 2 0 0.00% List
The Ashes 1 - -   - - 0 1 0 0.00% List
NRL Finals 6 2 -   - 6 4 2 0 66.67% List
Interstate Matches 3 1 -   - 3 2 1 0 66.67% List
Tour Matches Southern Division 1 1 -   - 3 0 0 1 0.00% List
Tour Matches Sydney Firsts 2 - -   - - 2 0 0 100.00% List
Tour Matches New South Wales Firsts 1 - -   - - 0 1 0 0.00% List
City Cup 1 - -   - - 0 1 0 0.00% List


International

Test Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Australia 1952 2 - -   - - 0 2 0 0.00% List
Overall 1952 2 0 0   0 - 0 2 0 0.00% List


Representative

Australia - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Riverina 1950 1 - -   - - 0 1 0 0.00% List
NSW Country Firsts 1950 1 - -   - - 0 1 0 0.00% List
NSW XII 1951 1 - -   - - 1 0 0 100.00% List
Probables (AU) 1951 1 - -   - - 0 1 0 0.00% List
Sydney Firsts 1952, 1955-56 3 - -   - - 3 0 0 100.00% List
Possibles (AU) 1952, 1955 2 1 -   - 3 2 0 0 100.00% List
NSW City Seconds 1952-53, 1956 3 1 -   - 3 3 0 0 100.00% List
Southern Division 1954 2 1 -   - 3 0 1 1 0.00% List
NSW Country Seconds 1954 1 - -   - - 1 0 0 100.00% List
NSW Firsts 1954, 1956 4 1 -   - 3 2 2 0 50.00% List
Overall 1950-1956 19 4 0   0 12 12 6 1 63.16% List


Club Career

Australian League Matches - By Year

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Eastern Suburbs NSWRFL 1949 4 - -   - - 0 4 0 0.00% List
Eastern Suburbs NSWRFL 1951 13 2 -   - 6 6 7 0 46.15% List
Eastern Suburbs NSWRFL 1952 8 3 -   - 9 4 4 0 50.00% List
Eastern Suburbs NSWRFL 1953 18 8 3   - 30 9 8 1 50.00% List
South Sydney NSWRFL 1955 21 5 -   - 15 14 7 0 66.67% List
South Sydney NSWRFL 1956 20 5 -   - 15 12 7 1 60.00% List
South Sydney NSWRFL 1957 10 - -   - - 6 4 0 60.00% List
South Sydney NSWRFL 1958 16 2 -   - 6 6 10 0 37.50% List
South Sydney NSWRFL 1959 ? 1 -   - 3  
Overall 1949-1959 ? 26 3   0 84 ? ? ? ?  

Australian League Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Eastern Suburbs 1949, 1951-53 43 13 3   - 45 19 23 1 44.19% List
Southern Division 1954 ? - -   - - ? ? ? ?  
South Sydney 1955-58 67 12 -   - 36 38 28 1 56.72% List
Overall 1949-1959 ? 26 3   0 84 ? ? ? ?  

Australian Finals Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Eastern Suburbs 1949-1953 1 - -   - - 0 1 0 0.00% List
South Sydney 1955-56 5 2 -   - 6 4 1 0 80.00% List
Overall 1953-1956 6 2 0   0 6 4 2 0 66.67% List

All Australian Club Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Eastern Suburbs 1949, 1951-53 44 13 3   - 45 19 23 2 43.18% List
Southern Division 1954 ? - -   - - ? ? ? ?  
South Sydney 1955-58 69 12 -   - 36 40 28 1 57.97% List
Overall 1949-1959 ? 26 3   0 84 ? ? ? ?  

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