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Key Facts

Full name
Peter Anthony Murnane

Known as
Peter Murnane

5 February 1955 (age 69)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 21y 58d
Last game: 26y 205d

Height and weight
Height: 180 cm
Weight: 78 kg

Senior clubs
Hawthorn; West Perth

Jumper numbers
Hawthorn: 43, 22

Recruited from
Hawthorn (1982)

Peter Murnane

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
West PerthWAFL1982, 1985-198736401.11
Total1976-1982, 1985-1987116960.83

AFL: 8,800th player to appear, 3,017th most games played, 1,882nd most goals kickedHawthorn: 643rd player to appear, 189th most games played, 117th most goals kicked

Recruited by Hawthorn from De La Salle Peter Murnane gave useful service to the Hawks in 80 VFL games between 1976 and 1981. He kicked 56 goals. At the end of his debut season he was on the bench as the Hawks accounted for North Melbourne in the grand final. Two years later, when the result was repeated, he played in his accustomed position on a wing. A rangy left footer, perhaps his greatest strength was his accurate disposal.

After the 1981 season Murnane indicated that he wished to cross to West Perth in the WAFL. Despite being reluctant to let him go, Hawthorn eventually relented and he went on to give the Falcons solid service in 36 games in 1982 and between 1985 and 1987, kicking 40 goals.

Author - John Devaney


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


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