Peter O'Rourke
Manager Profile

Manager Details

  • Born:
  • First Appointed: December 6th, 1922


Managerial History


Dec 6th, 1922 to Mar 14th, 1923

Most Appearances Top Scorers
1. Willie Wilson - 2
2. Joe Baillie - 2
3. James Balloch - 2
4. Tom Bannister - 2
5. John Chester - 2
6. Johnny Clark - 2
7. Willie McAndrew - 2
8. Robert McDonald - 2
9. Jamie Scullion - 2
10. James Terris - 2
1. John Chester - 1
2. Johnny Clark - 1
3. William Stewart - 1

First Match In Charge
Jan 13th, 1923 3 - 1 vs. Beith, Scottish Cup (1st Round)

Last Match In Charge
Jan 24th, 1923 0 - 1 vs. Nithsdale Wanderers, Scottish Cup

Total Players Used:
12

Biggest Win(s)
Jan 13th, 1923 3 - 1 vs. Beith, Scottish Cup (1st Round)

Heaviest Defeat(s)
Jan 24th, 1923 0 - 1 vs. Nithsdale Wanderers, Scottish Cup (2nd Round)

Overall Record

Games Won Drawn Lost For Against
2 1 0 1 3 2
(50.0%) (0.0%) (50.0%)

At Home

Games Won Drawn Lost For Against
2 1 0 1 3 2
(50.0%) (0.0%) (50.0%)

Biography

O'Rourke had played with Celtic, Burnley, Lincoln City, Third Lanark and Chesterfield before finishing his playing career with Bradford City.

There, he became player/manager in 1905, and soon after retired as a player. He went on to lead the Valley Parade club to the Division Two title in 1908 and FA Cup glory in 1911, beating Newcastle United in the final.

After 16 years with Bradford, O'Rourke retired due to ill health after being seriously effected by the sudden death of his son, but came back into the game with Welsh side Pontypridd in 1922.

In December 1922, Dundee Hibs - then playing Non-League football after being relegated from the Scottish League, pulled of what looked to be a fantastic move by appointing O'Rourke as manager.

However, after just 16 games O'Rourke resigned due to lack of financial support. During his time at the Club, O'Rourke signed his two sons, Michael and Peter Jnr, and both players departed along with their father.


Players Signed

New Players Transferred In
Player Date Signed Fee
1. Willie McAndrew Dec 9th, 1922
2. John Chester Dec 28th, 1922
3. Jamie Scullion Dec 28th, 1922
4. Johnny Clark Jan 7th, 1923
5. Joe Baillie Jan 9th, 1923
6. Harry Smillie Jan 22nd, 1923

Youth Players Signed on Professional Terms
Player Pro Terms Signed