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 Jimmy O`Rourke (d)
Topic Originator: wee eck  
Date:   Tue 15 Nov 17:58

Hibs` ninth highest goalscorer has died at the age of 76. He made his debut aged 16 and is still Hibs youngest ever goalscorer.

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 Re: Jimmy O`Rourke (d)
Topic Originator: LochgellyAlbert  
Date:   Tue 15 Nov 18:48

Was a thorn in the flesh to the opposition, not tall but could score goals! RIP Jim.
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 Re: Jimmy O`Rourke (d)
Topic Originator: GG Riva  
Date:   Tue 15 Nov 18:51

Part of a fantastic Hibs team who could and should have won plenty of trophies. Just a shame they were around at the same time as Jock Stein`s 9-in-row Celtic.

RIP Jim.



Not your average Sunday League player.
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 Re: Jimmy O`Rourke (d)
Topic Originator: sammer  
Date:   Tue 15 Nov 22:50

Jimmy O’Rourke started off as an attacking midfielder but was used mainly as back up to Pat Quinn and Peter Cormack. When Eddie Turnbull moved him up front to play alongside Alan Gordon his career really took off. His strong build caught the eye of commentator George Davidson who regularly remarked, ‘Look at the thighs on O’Rourke!’

A Hibs fan who scored rather too often against the Pars. A left foot volley at EEP and a Carlos Alberto type first time finish with his right at Easter Road were terrific strikes. His transfer from Hibs to St. Johnstone bewildered Hibs’ fans and was one reason that his replacement- Joe Harper- was never really accepted by the support. O’Rourke went on to score as many goals for the Saints as Harper did for Hibernian.

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