Australian Football Celebrating the history of the great Australian game


Key Facts

Full name
Jack Sheehan

Known as
Jack Sheehan

29 May 1890

17 June 1933 (aged 43)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 20y 349d
Last game: 27y 25d

Senior clubs
Collingwood; Richmond

Jumper numbers
Richmond: 28

Recruited from
Collingwood (1915)

Jack Sheehan

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
RichmondV/AFL1915, 19171400.0021%0
V/AFL1911, 1915, 19171700.0029%0
Total1911, 1915, 19171700.0029%0

AFL: 1,761st player to appear, 6,827th most games played, 10,355th most goals kickedCollingwood: 171st player to appear, 944th most games played, 933rd most goals kickedRichmond: 142nd player to appear, 598th most games played, 914th most goals kicked

Melbourne-born Jack Sheehan commenced his senior football career in 1911 with Collingwood for whom he made three appearances. The following season saw him at Melbourne, but he did not play a senior game, and in 1913 he crossed the Bass Strait to play for Launceston-based club City. In 1915 and 1917 he made 14 appearances for Richmond without ever really establishing himself and the 1918 season saw him relocating to Sydney where he would spend the bulk of his career.

From 1918 to 1920 Sheehan served as captain-coach of the original Sydney Australian Football Club. After a season captain-coaching Narrandera he assumed the same responsibilities at Newtown, where he remained until 1927.

Sheehan’s two interstate appearances for New South Wales both featured the VFL as the opposition. In 1922 at Erskineville Oval, Sydney he captained the home state but the Vics won comfortably by 45 points. Three years later Sheehan, who lined up in a back pocket, was part of a historic 13.10 to 13.9 triumph after the teams had switched ends for the last time with the VFL three goals to the good.

Author - John Devaney


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