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Jack O'Brien b1898

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Born: 17-Aug-1898 (AFL Tables)
Died: 30-May-19661
Height: 184cm (AFL Tables)

Career

Player
Essendon (VFL) 1920 - 14 Games, 15 Goals
Footscray (VFA) 1921-24
Yarrawonga 1926
Kingsville 1927
Footscray (VFL) 1928 - 5 Games, 12 Goals
Coburg (VFA) 1929
Williamstown (VFA) - 1930

Railways (Wednesday League)

Coach
Kingsville
Williamstown (VFA) 1930

Comment

WW1 Egypt

"Footscray’s subsequent performance in league ranks was compromised on entry when
three key players were debarred from playing because they had previously crossed to the
association without obtaining clearances from their league clubs. The players were, champion rover Alex Eason, centre half-back, Norman Ford, and centre half-forward, Jack O’Brien" - Dale James Blair The 1924 Championship Game:Did the Dons play dead?, ASSH Bulletin No. 30 June 1999 p6

Williamstown
Resignation from club2 and controversy. 3

Still playing for Williamstown in Aug-1932 6 August 19324




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AFL Tables - Jack OBrien
https://www.essendonfc.com.au/team/player-past.asp?id=692



Sources


1. Essendon FC Past Players Database - Essendon FC website Jan2015
2. FOOTBALL. (1931, May 20). The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), p. 10. Retrieved January 24, 2015, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4400406
3. Advertising. (1931, June 20). Williamstown Chronicle (Vic. : 1856 - 1954), p. 3. Retrieved January 24, 2015, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article69505329
4. BEATEN AFTER A STRUGGLE. (1932, August 6). Williamstown Chronicle (Vic. : 1856 - 1954), p. 3. Retrieved January 24, 2015, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article69507825



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