1978 Gary Hulmes

Gary Hulmes was born in Manchester on the 28 February 1958.

Sligo Rovers reported the following

"Sligo's Hulmes joins English Club for two weeks' trial. Sligo Rovers transfer-listed striker Gary Hulmes, has joined English third division side, Exolad City, for a two-week trial period, with a view to a permanent transfer. Hulmes, one of the leading strikers in Irish football for the past three seasons, joined Exeter last week and Rovers are hope ful that a permanent transfer deal will be completed within the next few weeks "At this stage, Hulmes is with Exeter on a loan basis but we are hopeful that we can negotiate a permanent deal with the English club" said club secretary Mr T. McGee yesterday. Exeter, currently on the fringe of the promotion battle in the third division. When the former Rochdale and Manchester City striker asked to be put on the transfer list earlier this year, he said one of the reasons for asking for a move was to try his luck in cross-channel football. Now Exeler bave shown an interest and Hulmes has two weeks to make an impression with them." 

The following appeared in the Rochdale v Exeter programme in November 1974 

GARY HULMES was invited to sign professional forms this week after knocking them in for the youth team again last Saturday and prompting a highly encouraging appraisal from manager Walter Joyce, Gary scored two goals, and Bell one, in the 3-2 win against a near full-strength Bolton youth side. "I think they were missing two players, but we were missing two as well. It was a good performance", the manager said. "Hulmes, at 17 and an amateur, is showing a lot of promise. One thing I am particularly pleased about is the way he has the happy knack of being in the right place at the right time. He is scoring goals at the level he is playing in. We have to find out now if he can produce that at first-team level.
"He has a lot of pace and a lethal shot in either foot. He is not a ready-made answer at this stage but he could be in a few months."

His Senior Career is shown below, Gary had played youth football at Manchester City. 

Years Team Apps (Gls)
1974-76 Rochdale  9 (1)
1976-80 Sligo Rovers 96 (49)
1980-81 Limerick (56)
1981 Altrincham
1981-85 Limerick
1986-87 Sligo Rovers 6 (1)





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