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Hibernian Player Jimmy O'Rourke Details

O'Rourke, Jimmy

Date of Birth18/09/1946
Place of BirthEdinburgh
Signed FromHoly Cross Academy
Sold ToSt Johnstone
Games Played325 [Show all]
Games Started294
Games On As Sub31
Goals122 (including 17 penalties)
Yellow Cards0
Red Cards0
DebutVs Utrecht on 12/12/1962 in Inter-Cities Fairs Cup (H 2-1)
Age on Debut16 Years and 85 Days
First GoalVs Dunfermline Athletic on 15/12/1962 in Scottish League (A 2-3)
Age at First Goal16 Years and 88 Days

Season Breakdown

 Scottish LeagueScottish CupLeague CupOtherTotal
SeasonStarts (As Sub)GoalsStarts (As Sub)GoalsStarts (As Sub)GoalsStarts (As Sub)GoalsStarts (As Sub)Goals
1973/197416 (3)143 (1)52 (1)02 (0)023 (5)19
1972/197325 (3)171 (0)09 (1)105 (3)740 (7)34
1971/197225 (2)116 (0)28 (0)20 (0)039 (2)15
1970/197118 (0)65 (0)50 (1)00 (0)023 (1)11
1969/19707 (3)10 (0)06 (0)00 (0)013 (3)1
1968/196927 (2)60 (1)06 (2)33 (0)036 (5)9
1967/196813 (6)40 (0)03 (0)01 (1)017 (7)4
1966/196723 (0)73 (0)10 (0)02 (1)028 (1)8
1965/196621 (0)102 (0)10 (0)01 (0)024 (0)11
1964/19651 (0)00 (0)00 (0)03 (0)14 (0)1
1963/196410 (0)31 (0)15 (0)29 (0)125 (0)7
1962/196317 (0)22 (0)00 (0)03 (0)022 (0)2
Totals203 (19)8123 (2)1539 (5)1729 (5)9294 (31)122

Last 5 Games Started

DateVenueCompetition (Round)OpponentResultScore
06/04/1974AwayScottish League (Division One (old) / 25)DumbartonDrawn3-3
18/03/1974AwayScottish Cup (R5 Replay)DundeeLost0-3
23/02/1974HomeScottish League (Division One (old) / 22)CelticLost2-4
16/02/1974AwayScottish Cup (R4)St JohnstoneWon3-1
09/02/1974AwayScottish League (Division One (old) / 21)FalkirkDrawn0-0

Last 5 Games As A Used Sub

DateVenueCompetition (Round)OpponentResultScore
27/04/1974AwayScottish League (Division One (old) / 32)MortonWon3-0
09/03/1974HomeScottish Cup (R5)DundeeDrawn3-3
10/11/1973AwayScottish League (Division One (old) / 10)MotherwellDrawn1-1
03/11/1973HomeScottish League (Division One (old) / 9)ClydeWon5-0
10/10/1973AwayLeague Cup (R2 Leg2)Raith RoversWon2-0

Last 5 Games Scored In

DateVenueCompetition (Round)OpponentResultScore
23/02/1974HomeScottish League (Division One (old) / 22)CelticLost2-4
16/02/1974AwayScottish Cup (R4)St JohnstoneWon3-1
02/02/1974HomeScottish League (Division One (old) / 20)AberdeenWon3-1
26/01/1974HomeScottish Cup (R3)KilmarnockWon5-2
19/01/1974AwayScottish League (Division One (old) / 19)Ayr UnitedDrawn1-1

Current Comments

10 comments so far (post your own)

Jimmy O'Rourke was a cult hero of the 1960s/early 1970s who was also a 'penalty-king'. Controversially sold to St Johnstone in September 1974 to make way for Joe Harper.

Ironically in his first appearance back at Easter Road he scored the winner for the Saints in a 1-0 win on 28/09/1974.

Posted by Patrick Roberts on 18/08/2010 - 15:17

Just to point out that Jimmy was not sold to St Johnstone He was a "free transfer" and got a signing on fee from St Johnstone I remember the game you mention, Jimmy at Easter Road I arrived a few minutes after k.o and Jimmy had already scored
While he was at Motherwell,Hibs tried to buy him back.'Well would not release him . He did eventually return as a coach

Posted by Michael O'Rourke on 07/06/2011 - 18:54

Jimmy scored on his return when playing for Motherwell as well. Fouled 25 yards out by John Blackley he stumbled to his knees, recovered his balance, then advanced to drive a shot into the far corner.
As a Pars fan I recall two goals against us: one from the right corner of the box kicking up the slope; the other a left foot volley at East End which nearly took John Lunn's head off.

Posted by sammer on 31/07/2011 - 01:03

What is Jimmy O'Rourke doing these day's

Posted by William Elder on 16/08/2011 - 13:48

Remember having a kick about with Jimmy and his brother Michael when Jimmy had a broken leg. Even when on crutches he could fairly hammer a ball with some force (ouch)

Posted by Andy Gibson on 29/09/2011 - 14:05

Hi there jimmy o'rourke is my cousin I'm trying to track him down not seen him in a lot of years thanks

Posted by Elizabeth o'rourke on 09/11/2011 - 00:29

Hi there jimmy o'rourke is my cousin I'm trying to track him down not seen him in a lot of years thanks

Posted by Elizabeth o'rourke on 09/11/2011 - 00:33

Hi to William, Andy, and Elizabeth
I am Jimmy's wee brotherJames is retired now and living in Joppa EdinburghI am in Clermiston If you want to contact email me at
Glory Glory

Posted by Michael O'Rourke on 05/01/2012 - 13:34

I d love to meet all three O Rourke brothers . Not sure they d like to meet me though and I m also their cousin .

Posted by Janice on 04/06/2014 - 15:09

If that is Janice from Carluke
Contact me at the above email addy
cousin Michael

Posted by Michael ORourke on 21/01/2015 - 18:23

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