Danny Shannon


Daniel Shannon came down from Hawick in the Border area of Scotland to join Oldham in October 1912. There was fierce competition for half-back places at the time as Danny had to contend with internationals Jim Lomas, Tom White, Billy Farnsworth and ‘George’ Anlezark for a place in the Oldham team.

However, he did make eight senior appearances for the Roughyeds making his debut on March 24th 1913 against Broughton Rangers, before going back to Scotland at the outbreak of the first Word War to join the 7th Cameron Highlanders.

Danny was killed in action at the Battle of Loos on September 25th 1915 aged 29.
He is remembered on the Loos Memorial and the Hawick Roll of Honour.

Career Games

Opposition Venue Date Competition
Widnes v Oldham Away February 15, 1913 League Championship
Oldham v Broughton Rangers Home March 24, 1913 League Championship
Swinton v Oldham Away March 29, 1913 League Championship
Runcorn v Oldham Away April 2, 1913 League Championship
Barrow v Oldham Away April 5, 1913 League Championship
Salford v Oldham Away April 7, 1913 League Championship
Leigh v Oldham Away April 12, 1913 League Championship
Oldham v Broughton Rangers Home January 17, 1914 League Championship