#THROWBACKTHURSDAY | January 1995 - Wrexham 2-1 Ipswich Town

Macclesfield Town
Posted:Thu 01 Mar 2018

Back for 2018 is #ThrowbackThursday! This time we've gone visual and raided the back-catalogue of club DVD's to bring you a new video every Thursday from yesteryear! 

We can't promise you a classic every week - but we can promise you a look back at some of the more unusual games! 

Kieron Durkan - RIP

As a change to our scheduled video and in memory of the passing of our former player Kieron Durkan, we are showing our FA Cup win against Ipswich. 

Wrexham 2-1 Ipswich Town

8,324 crammed in to the Racecourse on 7th January 1995 hoping to get a little bit of FA Cup magic.

They got it thanks to Kieron Durkan's wonder volley and a late penalty from Gary Bennett. 

Wrexham had beaten Stockport County and Rotherham United at the Racecourse to face the Premier League side Ipswich.

The victory against The Tractor Boys set up a famous 4th Round tie against Manchester United at Old Trafford.

At Old Trafford Wrexham took a shock lead through Kieron before loosing the match 5-2.

5 Things About Kieron Durkan

  1. Kieron came through the ranks at Wrexham AFC in the youth set-up joining the club in the late 80's. He was offered a pro-deal at the club in 1991 by manager Brian Flynn. He was affectionarely nicknamed "Kizza" by the senior players.  
  2. Kieron made 75 appearances in all competitions and scored 6 times for Wrexham before being signed by Dave Jones at Stockport County for £100,000 in 1996 where he won promotion from the old Second Division the same season.  
  3. He would go on to play for Macclesfield Town, York City, Rochdale, Swansea City, Caernarfon Town, Runcorn FC, Leek Town and Cefn Druids before hanging up his boots in 2005. 
  4. Kieron made more than 250 appearances in the Football League during his impressive career and scored more than 22 times. 
  5. He represented his country too. Kieron made 5 appearances for the Republic of Ireland Under 21's in the 1996 European Under 21's Championships. A 0-2 loss against England, a 3-1 loss to Portugal, a 1-0 win over Latvia, a 3-0 win over Austria where he scored in the 22nd minute and a 1-1 draw at home against Portugal.  

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