Allan Fitzgibbon

Allan Fitzgibbon is an Australian former rugby league footballer and coach. He played for the Balmain Tigers between 1968 and 1970, and appeared in the 1969 Grand Final where the Tigers won in an upset against the South Sydney Rabbitohs, and for Hull Kingston Rovers during the 1972–73 season. His son, Craig Fitzgibbon became an international representative rugby league player.

Fitzgibbon coached Dapto between 1971 and 1981, and represented Country in 1973. In 1982, he became the first coach of the Illawarra Steelers and guided the team through their first two seasons in the New South Wales Rugby League premiership.[2] He would also coach the Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks between 1988 and 1991. In 1995, he became the caretaker coach of the Steelers following the sacking of Graham Murray.

Allan Fitzgibbon
Alan Fitzgibbon (29 June 2008)
Personal information
Full nameAllan Fitzgibbon
Playing information
PositionLock, Five-eighth
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1968–70 Balmain 42 7 0 0 21
1972–73 Hull Kingston Rovers 20 3 0 0 9
Total 62 10 0 0 30
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1968 New South Wales 1 0 0 0 0
1971 NSW Country 1 0 0 0 0
Coaching information
Club
Years Team Gms W D L W%
1982–83 Illawarra Steelers 52 14 0 38 27
1988–91 Cronulla Sharks 92 50 37 5 54
1995 Illawarra Steelers 18 8 1 9 44
Total 162 72 38 52 44
Source: [1]

References

  1. ^ "Statistics at rugbyleagueproject.org". rugbyleagueproject.org. 31 December 2017. Retrieved 1 January 2018.
  2. ^ Lester, Gary, ed. (1984). Rugby League: Action '85. Sydney: Fairfax Publishing. p. 30. ISBN 0-909558-83-3.
Preceded by
team created
Coach
Illawarra Steelers

1982-1983
Succeeded by
Brian Smith
1984-1987
Preceded by
Jack Gibson
1985-1987
Coach
Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks

1988-1991
Succeeded by
Arthur Beetson
1992-1993
1969 NSWRFL season

The 1969 New South Wales Rugby Football League premiership was the 62nd season of Sydney's professional rugby league football competition, Australia's first. Twelve teams, including six Sydney-based foundation teams and another six from the Sydney area competed for the J J Giltinan Shield and WD & HO Wills Cup during the season, which culminated in a grand final between Balmain and South Sydney.

1982 NSWRFL season

The 1982 NSWRFL season was the seventy-fifth season of professional rugby league football in Australia. This season saw the New South Wales Rugby Football League’s first expansion since 1967 with the introduction of the first two clubs in over half a century from outside the Sydney area: the Canberra Raiders and the Illawarra Steelers. Therefore, a total of fourteen clubs (including six Sydney-based foundation teams, another six from Sydney, one from greater New South Wales, and one from the Australian Capital Territory) competed for the J J Giltinan Shield and newly created Winfield Cup during the season, which culminated in a grand final between the Parramatta and Manly-Warringah clubs. This season, NSWRFL teams also competed for the 1982 KB Cup which was won by Manly-Warringah.

1983 NSWRFL season

The 1983 NSWRFL season was the 76th season of professional rugby league football in Australia. Fourteen teams competed for the J J Giltinan Shield and Winfield Cup during the season, which culminated in a replay of the previous year's grand final between the Parramatta and Manly-Warringah clubs. During the season, NSWRFL teams also competed for the 1983 KB Cup.

1983 was the final season in the New South Wales Rugby Football League premiership for Sydney-based foundation club Newtown Jets, and the first reduction in the number of teams in the competition since Sydney University’s departure at the end of the 1937 NSWRFL season. It was also the first season that was played with four-point tries.

1988 Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks season

The 1988 Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks season was the 22nd in the club's history. They competed in the NSWRL's 1988 Winfield Cup premiership and finished the regular season as minor premiers. They then came within one match of the grand final but were knocked out by the Balmain Tigers. The Sharks also competed in the 1988 Panasonic Cup.

Three Sharks players, Andrew Ettinghausen, Gavin Miller and Mark McGaw were selected to make their international debuts for Australia in 1988.

1988 NSWRL season

The 1988 NSWRL season was the 81st season of professional rugby league football in Australia, and saw the first expansion of the New South Wales Rugby League Premiership outside the borders of New South Wales, with the addition of three new teams: the Brisbane Broncos, Newcastle Knights and Gold Coast-Tweed Giants. The largest NSWRL premiership yet, sixteen clubs competed during the 1988 season, with the J J Giltinan Shield for minor premiers going to Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks. The finals culminated in a grand final for the Winfield Cup between the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs and Balmain Tigers. This season NSWRL teams also competed for the 1988 Panasonic Cup.

1989 Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks season

The 1989 Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks season was the 23rd in the club's history. They competed in the NSWRL's 1989 Winfield Cup premiership as well as the 1989 Panasonic Cup.

1989 NSWRL season

The 1989 NSWRL season was the 82nd season of professional rugby league football in Australia. Sixteen clubs competed for the New South Wales Rugby League's J J Giltinan Shield and Winfield Cup Premiership during the season, which culminated in a grand final between the Canberra Raiders and Balmain Tigers. This season NSWRL teams also competed for the 1989 Panasonic Cup. This would be the last time a mid-season competition was played concurrent with the regular season. From 1990 it would become a pre-season competition.

1990 Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks season

The 1990 Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks season was the 24th in the club's history. Coached by Allan Fitzgibbon and captained David Hatch, they competed in the NSWRL's 1990 Winfield Cup premiership. The Sharks finished the regular season in 10th place (out of 16), failing to reach the finals.

1990 NSWRL season

The 1990 New South Wales Rugby League season was the eighty-third season of professional rugby league football in Australia. Sixteen clubs competed for the J J Giltinan Shield and Winfield Cup during the premiership season, which culminated in a grand final between the previous season's premiers, the Canberra Raiders and the Penrith Panthers, who were making their grand final debut.

1991 Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks season

The 1991 Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks season was the 25th in the club's history. They competed in the NSWRL's 1991 Winfield Cup premiership.

1995 Illawarra Steelers season

The 1995 Illawarra Steelers season was the club's fourteenth season in its history. During the height of the Super League War, the club lost its coach, Graham Murray after round 4, with club legend Allan Fitzgibbon taking over in a caretaker role for the rest of the season. The Steelers finished the season in 12th, missing the finals series.

Allan McMahon

Allan McMahon (9 August 1954 – 23 May 2003), also known by the nickname of "Macca", was an Australian professional rugby league footballer and coach. He was an Australian test player and was a coach of the Canberra Raiders, Newcastle Knights and Illawarra Steelers.

Craig Fitzgibbon

Craig Fitzgibbon (born 16 June 1977) is an Australian former professional rugby league footballer of the 1990s, 2000s and 2010s. A New South Wales State of Origin and Australia national representative goal-kicking forward, he played in the National Rugby League for the Illawarra Steelers and St. George Illawarra Dragons as well as for the Sydney Roosters, with whom he won the 2002 NRL Premiership. Fitzgibbon then played in the Super League for Hull FC. He was also the last coach of the Country New South Wales rugby league team.

Dapto Canaries

The Dapto Canaries are an Australian rugby league football team based in the Wollongong suburb of Dapto. The club are a part of Country Rugby League and have competed in the Illawarra Rugby League premiership since its inception in 1911.

Fitzgibbon

Fitzgibbon, FitzGibbon, Fitz-Gibbon and Fitzgibbons are surnames of Irish origin. They may refer to:

PeopleAbraham Fitzgibbon (1823–87), Irish-born railroad engineer

Agnes Dunbar Moodie Fitzgibbon (1833–1913), Canadian artist

Allan Fitzgibbon (born before 1968), Australian rugby league footballer

Andrew Fitzgibbon (1845–83), Irish soldier who may have been the youngest recipient of the Victoria Cross

Andrew Fitzgibbon (Engineer) (born 1968), Irish computer vision researcher

Bernice Fitz-Gibbon (1894–1982), American advertising executive

Coleen Fitzgibbon (born 1950), American experimental film artist

Constantine Fitzgibbon (1919–83), American-born historian, translator and novelist

Craig Fitzgibbon (born 1977), Australian rugby league footballer

Daniel Fitzgibbon, (born 1976), Australian Paralympic sailor who competed in the 2008 and 2012 Summer Paralympics

Darragh Fitzgibbon (born 1997), Irish hurler

Desmond Fitzgibbon (1890 – after 1945), British flying ace in the Royal Naval Air Service during World War I

Edmond Gerald FitzGibbon (1825–1905), Irish-born Australian barrister and town clerk

Edmund FitzGibbon (c. 1552–1608), Irish nobleman

Edmund Fitzgibbon (bishop) (1925–2010), Irish-born Roman Catholic bishop in Nigeria

Edward Fitzgibbon (1803–57), Irish writer who used the pseudonym Ephemera

Edward E. Fitzgibbon (1847–1909), American farmer, teacher, and politician

Eric Fitzgibbon (1936–2015), Australian politician

Fred Fitzgibbon (1917–99), Australian rules footballer

Gerald Fitzgibbon (disambiguation), multiple people

Hanorah Philomena FitzGibbon (1889–1979), New Zealand civilian and military nurse and nursing administrator

Herb Fitzgibbon (born 1942), U.S. tennis player

Ian Fitzgibbon (born 1962), Irish film and television actor/director

James FitzGibbon (1780–1863), British soldier and hero of the War of 1812

Joe Fitzgibbon (active from 2012), U.S. politician in the state of Washington

Joel Fitzgibbon (born 1962), Australian politician

John Bowler Fitzgibbons (born before 1995), American entrepreneur, businessman, and philanthropist

John Fitzgibbon (disambiguation), multiple people

John Fitzgibbons (1868–1941), American politician

Joseph Fitzgibbon (1881–1960), Newfoundland politician

Lachlan Fitzgibbon (born 1994), Australian rugby league footballer

Maggie Fitzgibbon (born 1929), Australian actress and singer

Sister Mary Irene FitzGibbon (1823–96), English-born nun who founded the New York Foundling Hospital

Nick FitzGibbon (born 1987), Canadian football player

Patricia Fitzgibbon (born before 1984), Irish camogie player

Paul Fitzgibbon (1903–75), American football player

Peter Fitzgibbon (born 1975), Irish international rugby union referee

Pierre Fitzgibbon, Canadian politician, member of the National Assembly of Quebec (from 2018)

Richard B. Fitzgibbon, Jr. (1920–56), U.S. murder victim in Vietnam

Rosanne Fitzgibbon (1947–2012), Australian literary editor

Sally Fitzgibbons (born 1990), Australian professional surfer

Sandie Fitzgibbon (born before 1982), Irish camogie player

Shaun Fitzgibbon (born 1986), New Zealand cricketer

Smacka Fitzgibbon (1930–79), Australian entertainer

Theodora FitzGibbon (1916–91), Irish cookery writer, model and actress

William Fitzgibbon (active 1890s – 1900s), Irish hurlerOther usesFitzgibbon, Queensland, a suburb of Brisbane

Fitzgibbon Cup, a trophy for a hurling championship among higher education institutions in Ireland, named after Edwin Fitzgibbon

2015 Fitzgibbon Cup

2016 Fitzgibbon Cup

Illawarra RLFC

The Illawarra Rugby League Football Club were an Australian rugby league football club based in Illawarra formed in 2012. Originally known as the Illawarra Cutters, they became known as the Illawarra RLFC before the 2017 Intrust Super Premiership NSW.They won their first and only premiership title with the 2016 against Mount Pritchard Mounties at Parramatta Stadium. This was the final ever game to played at this venue.

On 2 October 2016, Illawarra played in The State Championship Final against QLD Cup winners The Burleigh Bears. Illawarra went on to win the final 54-12.

Illawarra finished The 2017 Intrust Super Premiership NSW season in 8th place and qualified for the finals. In the first week they faced off against The Mount Pritchard Mounties, the team they played in The Grand Final of 2016. Illawarra won that match and went on to face Canterbury the following week. On 10 September 2017, Illawarra's premiership defense and season ended when they were defeated by Canterbury 32-14 .

On October 27 2017, it was announced that Illawarra would be replaced by The St George Illawarra Dragons for The 2018 Intrust Super Premiership NSW season as part of a restructure in the competition. It will be the first time since 2007 that a full St George Illawarra Dragons side will feature in the reserve grade competition. The approach brings the club in line with the NRL’s ‘whole of game’ strategy that will also see top-grade squads increased from 25 players to 30. Club director of rugby league pathways Ian Millward said of the change “There’s obviously a lot of changes in rugby league at the moment, one of the changes we’ve made is that the reserve grade team is St George Illawarra,” Millward said. “What it gives us is a clear pathway where younger players aspire to be Dragons right through to our first grade squad. There’s a clear acknowledgment for coaches, training staff and players that when they’re in our environment they are a part of the St George Illawarra Dragons".

Illawarra Steelers

The Illawarra Steelers are an Australian Rugby league football club based in the city of Wollongong, New South Wales. The club competed in Australia's top-level Rugby League competition from 1982, when they, along with the Canberra Raiders, were admitted into the then Sydney Rugby League premiership until 1998 when they formed a new joint venture team, the St George Illawarra Dragons with the St George Dragons in 1999, before selling its remaining share in the club to WIN Corporation in 2018. Over those seventeen seasons the club received three wooden spoons, made the play-offs twice and had a total of three of its players (two New South Wales Blues and one Queensland Maroon) selected to don the green and gold for Australia.

Illawarra still field stand alone teams in the Tarsha Gale Cup (women's under 18's), SG Ball (under 18's) and Harold Matthews (under 16's) competitions as the Steelers. Their mascot from 1982 to 1998 was the popular Stanley, the Steel Avenger (commonly referred to as Stanley the Steeler).

23,750 capacity WIN Stadium is their home stadium.

List of Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks coaches

There have been 19 coaches of the Cronulla Sharks since their first season in 1967.

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