Ernie ORourke

DOB: 8 April 1926

Debut: Round 6, 1945 against Footscray at Western Oval
Last MFC Game: Round 18, 1948 against Carlton at Princes Park

From: Bentleigh

Number: 22 1945, 27 1946-1948

Grand Final team - 1946

Games: 39 (48 total)
Goals: 46 (52 total)
Career Statistics

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A utilty player, all 10 of "Irish" O'Rourke's appearances in his last season at the Demons were as a reserve, the club record and one of only a handful of league players to be named reserve ten times or more before the introduction of the interchange.

The rover joined North Melbourne in 1949 and played the first nine games of the season there, before transferring to VFA side Brighton.

1945 12120
1946 14280
1947 310
1948 1050

Players without photos

Shown as being from Oakleigh District in 1945

Described as a player who "can play practically all positions on the field" in 1948, which is not consistent with a rover.

North Melbourne

Sporting Globe - 20/06/1945
The Argus - 11/03/1949
The Argus - 07/04/1949
Football Record R17 1964

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