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Andrew Kirke was a wizard and Gryffindor student at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry in the 1990s.

Biography

Andrew became a Beater on the Gryffindor Quidditch team, along with Jack Sloper, in 1995. They took over the positions after Fred and George Weasley, who were given a lifelong ban from Quidditch by Dolores Umbridge (their bans were lifted right after Umbridge was removed from Hogwarts). Angelina Johnson, the team Captain, was unimpressed by Andrew and Jack's performances during try-outs, but considered them to be better than the others who had tried out. Ron Weasley considered them to be dreadful players, even worse than he was.[3]

During Gryffindor's quick defeat to Hufflepuff, Andrew had a pitiful performance; when Zacharias Smith flew in his direction carrying the Quaffle, Andrew shrieked and fell off his broomstick. Ginny Weasley caught the Golden Snitch twenty-two minutes into the match, causing Gryffindor to lose by only ten points.[4] Later, after the match with Ravenclaw, he and his teammates victoriously carried Ron.[5]

Behind the scenes

  • Andrew Kirke's name is possibly derived from The Chronicles of Narnia book The Magician's Nephew, which features a main character named Digory Kirke with a maternal uncle named Andrew Ketterley.

Appearances

Notes and references

  1. He must have at least been in his second year in 1995, as first years aren't usually allowed on the Quidditch teams.
  2. "World Exclusive Interview with J K Rowling," South West News Service, 8 July 2000 - "Hogwarts just serves Britain and Ireland."
  3. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Chapter 19 (The Lion and the Serpent)
  4. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Chapter 26 (Seen and Unforeseen)
  5. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Chapter 30 (Grawp)


Quidditch Positions at Hogwarts
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Captains
Astrix Alixan · Filemina Alchin · Orion Amari · Angelina Appleby · Oona Ballington · Hugh Biggs · Richard Carter · Angelica Cole · Concepta Battista · Stuart Craggy · Winky Crockett · Roger Davies · Cedric Diggory · Marcus Flint · Hamish Frater · Stephen Gould · David Hamblin · Natalie Holkham · Jody Jacknife · Angelina Johnson · Jo King · Neil Lament · Steve Laughalot · Graham Montague · Mark Overcliff · Andrew Snowy Owl · Harry Potter · Isobel Ross · Ashley Sanders · Lucinda Talkalot · Urquhart · Emma Vanity · Charlie Weasley · Rufus Winickus · Oliver Wood
Keepers
Kevin Bletchley · Miles Bletchley · Brennan Doyle · Andre Egwu · Herbert Fleet · Geoffrey Hooper · Cormac McLaggen · Grant Page · Ron Weasley · Oliver Wood · Unidentified Gryffindor Keeper · Unidentified Keeper · Unidentified Slytherin Keeper
Chasers
Tamsin Applebee · Katie Bell · Bradley · Randolph Burrow · Cadwallader · Chambers · Roger Davies · Eekins · Marcus Flint · Jarrett · Angelina Johnson · Heidi Macavoy · Graham Montague · Skye Parkin · James Potter · Malcolm Preece · Adrian Pucey · Demelza Robins · Zacharias Smith · Alicia Spinnet · Jeremy Stretton · Dean Thomas · Urquhart · Vaisey · Cassius Warrington · Ginny Weasley · Rose Granger-Weasley · Blaise Zabini · Unidentified Gryffindor chaser (I) · Unidentified Gryffindor chaser (II) · Unidentified Gryffindor chaser (III) · Unidentified Gryffindor chaser (IV) · Unidentified Chaser · Unidentified fourth year Chaser
Beaters
Bean · Lucian Bole · Ritchie Coote · Vincent Crabbe · Peregrine Derrick · Dobbin · Gregory Goyle · Duncan Inglebee · Andrew Kirke · Michael McManus · Maxine O'Flaherty · Jimmy Peakes · Erika Rath · Anthony Rickett · Jason Samuels · Jack Sloper · Fred Weasley · George Weasley · Unidentified Beater · Unidentified Gryffindor beater · Unidentified Slytherin Beater · Unidentified Slytherin Beater (II)
Seekers
Regulus Black · Cho Chang · Cedric Diggory · Harper · Terence Higgs · Gilderoy Lockhart · Draco Malfoy · Harry Potter · Summerby · Charlie Weasley · Ginny Weasley · Unidentified Gryffindor seeker · Unidentified Ravenclaw Seeker · Unidentified Ravenclaw Substitute Seeker · Unidentified Hufflepuff Seeker · Unidentified Seeker
Unknown Positions
Vicky Bishopper · Angelica Cole · Robin Higgy · R. King · M. G. McGonagall · Katie Rayknolls
Possible Players
Christian Alexander · Brandon Angel · Jada Angela · Owen Anthony · Tanner Van Burm · Haley Dakota · Jennifer Dawn · Fay Dunbar · Riley Frazer · Ethan Gerard · Ryan Henry · Erica J. · Ella Jo · Timothy Justin · Sage Kelleen · Luisa · Trinity Lynn · Trev Mallory · Alexis Marie · Gianna Grace Marie · Abigail Nicola · Amber Noel · Phelan Noel · Remy Olivier · Jackson Sheppard · Richard Sky · Emily Taylor · Alexander William
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