Dave Irvine

Career Stats & Summary

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Career Statistics

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Club Career

Australian League Matches - By Year

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Parramatta NSWRFL 1966 ? 2 -   - 6  
Parramatta NSWRFL 1968 ? 4 -   - 12  
Parramatta NSWRFL 1969 ? 9 -   - 27  
Parramatta NSWRFL 1970 ? 1 -   - 3  
Penrith NSWRFL 1972 ? 5 -   - 15  
Penrith NSWRFL 1973 ? 3 -   - 9  
Overall 1966-1973 ? 24 0   0 72 ? ? ? ?  

Australian League Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Parramatta 1966, 1968-70 ? - -   - - ? ? ? ?  
Penrith 1972-73 ? - -   - - ? ? ? ?  
Overall 1966-1973 ? 24 0   0 72 ? ? ? ?  

Your Say

Anonymous says: i think dave irvine was a ex professional sprinter,if he got inthe clear a try was on,only ron lynch knew how to put him in the open. (09/12/2016)

eels old timer says: dave was indeed a professional sprinter - about 1966 or 1977 he was matched against the american champ sprinter on one - bob hayes i think his name was - 4 races one on one - 100 yards, 220 yards, 440 yards and 880 yards. hayes one 3 and irvine won 1.

in 66 i saw him score as fine a try as you will ever see. it was at cumberland oval. he was grabbed as he took the ball and kicked ahead, then struggled out of the tackle, and raced about 45 yards to the ball which was rolling towards the dead ball line, and dived on it when it was a couple of inches short of the dead ball line. ground was damp and the groove made by the ball showed it was a fair try.

he was a very underrated player. in most clubs he would have been a regular or permanent first grader, but due to the tremendous depth of talent in the parramatta club in those days meant he didnt play first grade as often as he might have.

to me it was a golden era for parramatta, even though they never played in a grand final in those days. due to the depth of the club talent, it was only a matter of time before they would win a premiership or 2.
names like irvine, thornett brothers, arch brown, john mcmartin, ron lynch, fred pickup, barry rushworth, and quite a few others did the club proud.

their lower grades, which often included players like irvine, heinrich, winney, richards, stacker, and other great players, pretty much dominated reserve and third grade in those days.

todays game has nowhere near the character or the club tribal aspect nor the club loyalty by players as it did in those days, although admittedly it is more demanding and professional than it was then.

i still miss the old game, and aside from the state of origin series, i simply cant get excited by the new game as i did in those days. (25/07/2020)

Roj Anchor says: Top bloke Dave. Took me to homecoming party for Barry Rushworth. I was a wide eyed kid in awe of the Eels players. He was a very fast runner. No matter how big a start I had he would catch me before we got to the top of the stairs at Liverpool station. Dave Irvine is the reason I have been an eels fan and proud of our team through highs and lows. Also very proud of all our brother and sister fans who want to see the Eels go forever. (04/11/2020)

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