Player Profile – Jack McCarthy

Here is the 34th in our weekly series profiling players across the region. Each week a different player will reveal their best (and worst) moments. This week it is the turn of Handsworth Parramore’s rising star Jack McCarthy.

Handsworth Parramore defender Jack McCarthy. Picture: Ken Allsebrook

Name: Jack McCarthy

Age: 20

Position: Defender

Current Club: Handsworth Parramore

Previous Clubs: Garforth Town, Harrogate Railway, Hyde United, Goole AFC, Liversedge.

Day Job: Hydraulic Engineer

Based: Rotherham

Favourite Team: Sheffield Wednesday

All-time favourite player and why?: Too many to choose from!

Best mate in football: Got a fair few! Nick Black, Danny Harris, Ash Preece and the fossil that is Mick Jones. still keep in touch with others as well

Description of Career Highlight: Probably playing in West Riding County Cup final with Garforth at Valley Parade, the home of Bradford City in 2015. We lost 1-0 to Bradford (Park Avenue) because of a late goal.

Lowest Moment in Football: Spending most of last season injured, nightmare.

Description of Most Memorable Match: Harrogate Town away in semi-finals of the West Riding County Cup, while playing for Garforth Town in 2015. We weren’t expected to win. I just heard big Mo (Jassim Alali’s dad) smashing drums for 90 mins as well as shouting shoot!

Jack McCarthy on the march for Handsworth Parramore. Picture: Ken Allsebrook.

Jack McCarthy played for Garforth in the West Riding County Cup final in 2015- his career highlight

Former Garforth captain Andy Hawksworth presents Jack McCarthy with the players’ player of the year trophy in 2015

Jack McCarthy in action during the Ralph Backhouse Memorial Game at Garforth Town in August 2015

Jack McCarthy in battle with Ossett’s Alex Petersen during his brief spell with Goole AFC. Picture: Mark Gledhill

Former Garforth Town player Jack McCarthy, playing against his old club while at Liversedge

Jack McCarthy in a Liversedge jersey

First semi-professional manager and at which club: Graham Nicholas (Garforth Town).

Description of First Red Card (at semi-professional level): Away at Nostell in a 6-1 defeat, while playing for Garforth in 2015. We were taking a hiding and frustration kicked in!

Description of First Goal (at semi-professional level): My first and only goal until recently was against Liversedge for Garforth Town. A header! didn’t know what to do i was in shock so just kept running.

Description of favourite goal (at semi-professional level): As above

What do you want to achieve in football in the future: Play as high as I can.

Favourite Non League Ground I’ve played at (barring your own club): Worksop Town’s Sandy Lane. I love the atmosphere.

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One thought on “Player Profile – Jack McCarthy

  1. What a nice lad jack and his family ,shame he support Sheffield Wednesday, come on the toon black and white army,
    very good footballer jack always give 100%
    shoooooooooooooooooooooooot man ,shoooooooooooot

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