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John Donnelly, A Rugby League Hero and Hardman ...#

John Donnelly Rugby League Hardman, Hero and Legend. John Donnelly played for Western Suburbs during the Era of the Biff

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Played for Western Suburbs
John Donnelly played Rugby League for Australian Rugby League Western Suburbs

Where is he now?

Dallas Donnelly tragically drowned whilst surfing at Byron Bay. He was just about to take up the Captain Coaching job with that town. The year of his premature death was 1986
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John Donnelly Player Profile

Dallas was western suburbs. Larger than life and everybodies favorite. Donnelly tragically drowned in the surf just after returning from a playing stint in the UK. he was about to embark on a Captain Coaching job at Byron Bay on north coast of NSW. The year was 1986

Donnelly was a rock solid forward, as tough as they come.


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-John Donnelly Rugby League Statistics - played with Western Suburbs, Era of the Biff
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1976 - Round 13 Wests vs Souths Highlights

Added 18-Nov-2013

 

This Vid found on good old Youtube

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Players involved ... .. . 48,35, 52,


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1978 Cronulla vs Wests round 22

Added 17-Nov-2013

Some great names in this very heated game. Sorensons, Rogers, Tommy, Boyd, Donelly, Dorahy, OGrady, Kneen. Particularly the opening minutes. A double stiff arm by Kneen and Sorensen on Forster and Boyd. Dane Sorensen sent off
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This Vid found on good old Youtube

Link Status: .. Still Active

Players involved ... .. .35,43,52,75,76,81,88,


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1978 Fibros v Silvertails origin

Added 18-Nov-2013

This Vid found on good old Youtube

Link Status: .. Still Active

Players involved ... ... 35,43, 50, 52,


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Australian Rugby League in the 1980s

Added 17-Nov-2013

..Extracted from the doco 'The Spirit of Australian Sport: Rugby League' this video takes a look at league in the 1980s. Covering international matches between the Australian Kangaroos and the British league teams as well domestic premiership and NSW Vs Queensland games. The video footage includes the great teams of Canterbury & Parramatta and interviews with the heaps of great interviews.

This Vid found on good old Youtube

Link Status: .. Still Active

Players involved ... .. 109,112,113,32,36,37,38,43,44,52,62,64,69,73,74,75,78,79,80,89,90,91,94,98,99,


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1982 Wests V Parra - Wests shocking the defending champions 19-7

Added 17-Nov-2013

Wests V Parra 1982- Wests shocking the defending champions 19-7 at Lidcombe....Watch Dallas kick a field goal !..
Rex's commentary starts at 8-0. Nothing I can do about that

This Vid found on good old Youtube

Link Status: .. Still Active

Players involved ... .. 38, 52, 74, 78, 91, 101,


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Dallas Donnelly Song

Added 16-Oct-2014

There is nothing sweeter in the world than the smell of silvertail blood through a broken nose - John 'Dallas' Donnelly 1978
Dallas  Donnelly Tribute Song

This Vid found on good old Youtube

Link Status: .. Still Active

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big hits by David Gillespie 1989

Added 18-Nov-2013

This Vid found on good old Youtube

Link Status: .. Still Active

Players involved ... .. . 80, 52,


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Rugby League Violence 1979 - John Donnelly spitting at news reporters

Added 17-Nov-2013

Rugby League Violence 1979 & John Donnelly spitting at news reporters ...(article features a young Rabbit Ray Warren and John Cootes after he left the priesthood to become a reporter)
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This Vid found on good old Youtube

Link Status: .. Still Active

Players involved ... ... 52,


Stories about John Donnelly , (submitted by you the punters) Have you got a story about John Donnelly Click Here

p52 - John Donnelly - story about his after training eating rituals

Big Dallas was introduced by the owner to his new friend, a riffle. 01 .......Read More

Date Listed -governs listing order -latest date top :.... 25-Nov-2003


p52 - John Donnelly -(p35) Raudonikis and the Hot Dog Kid - by Axl Rose, Byron Bay

You're kidding," the kid said "John Donnelly hasnt come out yet, 02 .......Read More

Date Listed -governs listing order -latest date top :.... 29-May-2004


p52 - John Donnelly- Memories of - by Gary Worrall, an ex Magpie living in Warrington

John was very often my inspiration, he would find his way into our team talks .......Read More

Date Listed -governs listing order -latest date top :.... 12-Oct-2004


p43 Les Boyd -(p52)Dallas Donnelly(p50)Terry Randell- Memories of the Battle of Brookvale by Moose U

p43 Les Boyd -The game was being played hard, when a scuffle broke out between Tom Mooney (Manly win.......Read More

Date Listed -governs listing order -latest date top :.... 27-Oct-2004


p38 - Terry Lamb (p52) John Donnelly & Coach Masters prematch chat -by Everlovin Antichrist 05/4

p38 - Terry Lamb (p52) John Donnelly - Terry, what are you going to do to your bloke when you get ho.......Read More

Date Listed -governs listing order -latest date top :.... 05-Apr-2005


p50 - Terry Randall tackle on Dallas (p52) by Sean, Port Kembla

Donnelly gets the ball on the burst and randall is there waiting 09 .......Read More

Date Listed -governs listing order -latest date top :.... 04-Jun-2005


p50 - Terry Randall big tackle on (p52) Dallas Donnelly - by Michael Berrell

You could feel the grandstands shake. ........... 11 .......Read More

Date Listed -governs listing order -latest date top :.... 10-Jul-2005


p52 - Dallas and the Thunder roared... by Jenni.

The minister decided to have a story time, with all the sound affects, Dallas was given the tambouri.......Read More

Date Listed -governs listing order -latest date top :.... 03-Oct-2005


p52 - John Donnelly-Memories of Dallas and his short stint in the UK.. by Sara Threadgold Essex.

i was about 8 years old when my dad introduced me to "Dallas" and Tania. .......Read More

Date Listed -governs listing order -latest date top :.... 28-Oct-2005


p52 - Memories of Dallas - growing up in Lidcombe.. by Aggro

Dallas had moved in up the road from my place, into Rod Taylor's (the movie actor) old house. .......Read More

Date Listed -governs listing order -latest date top :.... 12-Jan-2006


p43 Les Boyd (p52)John Donnelly(p35) Raudonikis(p48)George Piggins- Souths vs Wests at Lidcombe Oval

p43 Les Boyd (p52)John Donnelly(p35) Raudonikis(p48)George Piggins - memories of game by Dean Gibson.......Read More

Date Listed -governs listing order -latest date top :.... 17-Feb-2006


p48 Piggens try against the Magpies (inc p35 p43 p52) by Dean Gibson

p48 - Piggens. Memorable try against the Magpies .. 04 .......Read More

Date Listed -governs listing order -latest date top :.... 17-Feb-2006


p52 - John Donnelly - Memories by a mate who just happened to be a Copper - by Pappap

I approached Dallas and his mate gave me the biggest gobfull of insults you could imagine .......Read More

Date Listed -governs listing order -latest date top :.... 11-Jun-2006


p39 - Peter Kelly - (p52) Dallas Donnelly- First meeting in Grade - By Radar, Mudgee NSW- 30/10/2006

p39 - Peter Kelly - (p52) Dallas Donnelly- Kel told me that the first time he took the ball up he li.......Read More

Date Listed -governs listing order -latest date top :.... 30-Oct-2006


p52 - John Donnelly- Memories of the Man - by Wayne Mulhearn, Cairns

When I first met Dallas I thought I was meeting his twin because I had only seen him on television .......Read More

Date Listed -governs listing order -latest date top :.... 24-Jul-2007


p52 - Memories of Dallas from his boyhood days back in Gunnedah, by Mark Conley

Each of us (14 year/olds) had a turn at jumping the backfence and pinching some fruit. .......Read More

Date Listed -governs listing order -latest date top :.... 24-Jul-2007


p52 - Memories of Dallas and the local Pizza Shop - from the Police Officer that attended. by Dave D

We received a call one night that a large male had ripped a table from its bolted down fitting of a .......Read More

Date Listed -governs listing order -latest date top :.... 26-Jun-2008


p52 - tell mum DALLAS said its ok, Memories of an 8 year old kid named Julian.

Id hide my bike and crawl through the fence to watch a day of great footy.. .......Read More

Date Listed -governs listing order -latest date top :.... 06-Aug-2008


p52 - Memories of Dallas Donnelly - Lidcombe Oval Training - by Troy Maguire

I was brought up in Lidcombe and it was not uncommon for myself and a few friends to go to Lidcombe .......Read More

Date Listed -governs listing order -latest date top :.... 31-Dec-2008


p52 - Dallas Donnelly - memories of - by Glenn Newton

i played with Dallas (John Donnelly) with Regents Park Tip comp. I remember going to Lidcombe.......Read More

Date Listed -governs listing order -latest date top :.... 08-Mar-2010


p52 -From the Touchy - Brookvale May 79 - Donnelly v Knight

Great reflection on the Manly v Wests at Brookvale May 1979. If you look at the Photo of Steph.......Read More

Date Listed -governs listing order -latest date top :.... 12-Aug-2011


p52 - Thoughts on Dallas Donnelly

My name is Sam Donnelly son of Terry & Vicki Donnelly, I just want to let it be known that it.......Read More

Date Listed -governs listing order -latest date top :.... 06-Dec-2011


p52 - Memories of Dallas and the Magpies of the 70's by Richard Wiles

Teams never liked going to lidcombe oval as not only they got beat but also beaten up .......Read More

Date Listed -governs listing order -latest date top :.... 26-May-2012


p52 - John Dallas Donnelly Remembrance Day (Western Suburbs Magpies Fanatics)

Back in 2015 a formal function was held in Gunnedah on the Friday night (5/05/2015) with many a form.......Read More

Date Listed -governs listing order -latest date top :.... 06-Mar-2017


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