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Baltimore



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PostPosted: Mon Sep 25, 2017 5:58 pm 
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Okay, todays teaser....

The following fabulous photo was taken by R.Clements Lyttle Studios Ltd, of 27 Donegall Place,Belfast.

The reverse suggest the keeper may be McKee ? and the suggestion is it may be 1933?

Is it Northern Ireland or an all Ireland team etc.

Can anyone name the Players or Ground?
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seand



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PostPosted: Tue Sep 26, 2017 9:30 am 
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Fred McKee was a keeper who played for Cliftonville, Linfield and Belfast Celtic. He's a good bit earlier than 1933 though.

In fact here's a Wiki page on him with a pic that certainly looks like your man:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fred_McKee
And some more details on McKee
http://nifootball.blogspot.ie/2008/01/fred-mckee.html
"A rather eccentric tea-merchant by day, Fred McKee was famed for his Saville Row suit and the cigarette holder that invariably projected from the side of his mouth. He also took these flamboyant characteristics onto the football field, where he earned the nickname “Lizzie”, his tall, pencil-thin frame clad in long black stockings and topped with a red-white-and-blue hooped jersey!"

He won a few caps for Ireland and played a good number of amateur internationals. Here are all of Ireland/Northern Ireland's amateur international details:
http://nifootball.blogspot.ie/.....ional.html

The lack of crest on the kit suggests its not an international kit (even that far back), if I had to guess I'd suggest it's Linfield in light blue tops, but I'll leave it open to those who know better than me!
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 26, 2017 5:01 pm 
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Great info, seand - very interesting stuff. Thumbs Up
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