Our Portrait Gallery: Thomas Fairfoull, Third Lanark

March 20, 1911
No. 31: Thomas Fairfoull, Third Lanark.

One of Cathkin’s boldest and smartest “Warriors” is undoubtedly Thomas Fairfoull. Stylish in his movements, and never forgetful that there are forwards in front of him, this talented Ayrshire laddie is a force to be reckoned with. Dour and resourceful, and a fearless tackler, he also takes particularly good care of accepting all the chances which may be going, and gives anything like a favourable opening, he is very seldom off the mark with his parting efforts. As a junior he was associated with the Doon Athletic, and from there migrated to Kilmarnock, in which. Team he successfully occupied several position, although his original place in the team was inside right. He left the Rugby Parkers after a year and a half’s service, and since then he has proved himself a strong man for Third. He was first tried at centre forward, then at outside right, but latterly he found his correct position at right half, where he still continue to give entire satisfaction. Fairfoull enjoys a game of bowls, but his favourite recreation is golf, at which game he is an adept. He was capped v. the Irish League in 1909, gained an Inter City cap for Glasgow v Sheffield, and is the proud possessor of a Glasgow Cup badge. He has been five season at Cathkin.
(Source: Scottish Referee: March 20, 1911; via http://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk) © 2018 Findmypast Newspaper Archive Limited

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