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Key Facts

Full name
David O'Halloran

Known as
David O'Halloran

8 September 1955

11 April 2013 (aged 57)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 20y 208d
Last game: 30y 20d

Height and weight
Height: 185 cm
Weight: 92 kg

Senior clubs

Jumper numbers
Hawthorn: 8

David O'Halloran

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
HawthornV/AFL1976-1979, 1981-1985160190.1268%8.135.444.2134
Total1976-1979, 1981-1985160190.1268%8.135.444.2134

AFL: 8,802nd player to appear, 1,124th most games played, 3,786th most goals kickedHawthorn: 644th player to appear, 63rd most games played, 249th most goals kicked

David O'Halloran was an assured, undemonstrative and highly effective defender who, despite missing a fair few games with injury, enjoyed a fine, 10-season VFL career with Hawthorn. He joined the Hawks from Ivanhoe Grammar and debuted in 1976. At the end of that season he played on a half back flank in a 13.22 (100) to 10.10 (70) Grand Final defeat of North Melbourne.

Seven years later, O'Halloran was a member of a second premiership side, this time in a back pocket, as the Hawks trounced Essendon by a then record margin of 83 points. O'Halloran was by no means the quickest defender going around, but he had safe hands, and almost invariably distributed the ball to good effect. A Victorian state representative, the last of his 160 VFL games for Hawthorn came in the losing Grand Final of 1985 against Essendon.

Author - John Devaney


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