Vale Patrick 'Cocky' McMahon




FORMER Queensland and Australia representative Patrick Cocky McMahon passed away peacefully on November 25, aged 86.


He was a fixture in Toowoomba Bulimba Cup sides and in 2008, the Centenary Year of Rugby League in Australia, McMahon was named on the bench of the Toowoomba and South West Team of the Century.


The flying winger was first selected to play for Queensland in 1946 going on to play for his state in a total of 15 matches.


McMahon also represented Australia, including on the 1948-1949 Kangaroo tour.


He was the beloved husband of Maureen, loved father and father-in-law of Patrick and Judy, Geoff and Jenny and was the loved and loving grandad of Patrick, Shaun, Rohan and Brendan.


McMahon's relatives and friends are invited to attend his funeral service at Mt Thompson Crematorium, Nursery Road, Holland Park this Friday, November 29, 2013, at 3pm.


From the QRL Representative Players archive:


McMahon, Patrick (Cocky), DOB 21.6.1927 (Mt Isa, Toowoomba All Whites, Babinda) 15 matches, 1946 NSW (2), Canberra (1), 1947 NSW (1), 1948 NSW (4), NZ (1), 1949 NSW (2), 1950 NSW (1), GB (1), 1951 NSW (2), 8 Tests, 1948 NZ (1), 1948-49 GB (3), 1949 Fr (2) NZ (2), 1948-49 Kangaroo tour (22 games), 1949 NZ tour.