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Key Facts

Full name
Maurie Sheehy

Known as
Maurie Sheehy

Born
12 June 1893

Died
10 January 1961 (aged 67)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 20y 324d
Last game: 29y 124d

Height and weight
Height: 175 cm
Weight: 86 kg

Senior clubs
Collingwood

Jumper numbers
Collingwood: 28, 22, 23, 17, 21, 19

Family links
Bill Deague (Nephew)

Maurie Sheehy

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
CollingwoodV/AFL1914, 1916-1922110220.2065%0
Total1914, 1916-1922110220.2065%0

AFL: 2,087th player to appear, 2,151st most games played, 3,492nd most goals kickedCollingwood: 207th player to appear, 163rd most games played, 293rd most goals kicked

After playing just two games with Collingwood in 1914 Maurie Sheehy crossed to Fairfield Football Club where he remained until resuming with the Magpies in 1916. A solid defender, he played in no fewer than four Collingwood grand final teams, but only in 1919, against Richmond, were the Magpies successful. Sheehy played 110 VFL games and kicked 22 goals for Collingwood in 1914 and from 1916 to 1922. He later coached VFA club Northcote.

Author - John Devaney

Sources

Encyclopedia of AFL Footballers by Russell Holmesby & Jim Main; Wikipedia article

Footnotes

* Behinds calculated from the 1965 season on.
+ Score at the end of extra time.