Breaking: Rathnew Legend James Stafford To Rejoin The Wicklow Senior Football Squad For 2019

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Massive news for the Wicklow Football Team and John Evans ahead of Wicklow’s opening match in the Allianz National Football League with Waterford as Rathnew’s James Stafford has rejoined the panel for another year. The Rathnew man has been a loyal servant to club and county and is a player that is a firm favourite with the Wicklow Fans and this news will wet a lot of undies with excitement in the garden county tonight. The towering Rathnew man has been a colossus at midfield for club and county but he is also a defensive nightmare as anyone who travelled to Portlaoise last year will know only too well as will the Dublin full back line and the legendary Stephen Cluxton who could not prevent the Staff from bagging a goal and a point while managing to give Dublin a big headache despite their control of the game when he was in on the edge of the small square.

A man who has no reverse gear has led his club to glory and winning is something he has been very good at and hopefully we can savour a few more victories with Staff bossing the airways.  He backs down from nothing and his steel and strength will galavanise the squad and serve as a big boost to our physicality.

The experience that he will bring can’t be quantified and a presence like his will be a great help to the younger players and that coupled with his physicality and his high fielding will be a major weapon in our arsenal going into the National League. His stats alone from last year are pretty impressive and we look forward to another year of watching him in the blue and gold.

Name
James Stafford
Nationality
irl Ireland
Position
Midfielder
Current Team
Rathnew, Wicklow
Leagues
All Ireland Qualifiers, All Ireland Senior Football Qualifiers 2019, Senior Football League Division 1, Senior Football Championship Group 1 2019, Renault Senior Football Championship Group 2 Playoff, Renault Senior Football Championship, Leinster Senior Football Championship 2019, Leinster Senior Football Championship, Dunne Cup, Allianz National Football League Division 3 South, Allianz National Football League Division 3 (Relegation), Senior Football League Division 1 (Knockout Stage), Renault Senior Football Championship Group 2, Allianz National Football League Division 4 2019, Allianz National Football League Division 4, Wicklow Senior Football Championship, Senior Football League Division 1 2019
Seasons
2018, 2019, 2020, 2021

All Ireland Qualifiers

SeasonTeamGoalsPointsTotal Pts
2018Wicklow103
Total-103

Renault Senior Football Championship Group 2

SeasonTeamGoalsPointsTotal Pts
2018Rathnew136
Total-136

Senior Football League Division 1 2019

SeasonTeamGoalsPointsTotal Pts
2019Rathnew31221
Total-31221

Senior Football League Division 1

SeasonTeamGoalsPointsTotal Pts
2018Rathnew125
2020Rathnew011
Total-136

Senior Football Championship Group 1 2019

SeasonTeamGoalsPointsTotal Pts
2019Rathnew147
Total-147

Wicklow Senior Football Championship

SeasonTeamGoalsPointsTotal Pts
2019Rathnew022
2020Rathnew022
Total-044

Renault Senior Football Championship Group 2 Playoff

SeasonTeamGoalsPointsTotal Pts
2018Rathnew000
Total-000

Renault Senior Football Championship

SeasonTeamGoalsPointsTotal Pts
2018Rathnew022
Total-022

Leinster Senior Football Championship 2019

SeasonTeamGoalsPointsTotal Pts
Total-

All Ireland Senior Football Qualifiers 2019

SeasonTeamGoalsPointsTotal Pts
Total-

Leinster Senior Football Championship

SeasonTeamGoalsPointsTotal Pts
2018Wicklow114
Total-114

Dunne Cup

SeasonTeamGoalsPointsTotal Pts
Total-

Allianz National Football League Division 4 2019

SeasonTeamGoalsPointsTotal Pts
2019Wicklow000
Total-000

Allianz National Football League Division 4

SeasonTeamGoalsPointsTotal Pts
2018Wicklow077
Total-077

Allianz National Football League Division 3 South

SeasonTeamGoalsPointsTotal Pts
Total-

Allianz National Football League Division 3 (Relegation)

SeasonTeamGoalsPointsTotal Pts
Total-

Senior Football League Division 1 (Knockout Stage)

SeasonTeamGoalsPointsTotal Pts
Total-

Career Total

SeasonGoalsPointsTotal Pts
201841527
201941830
2020033
Total83660

 

 

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