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Jack Maher

Image DOB: 10 July 1916
Died: 26 August 1993

Debut: Round 3, 1938 against Fitzroy at Brunswick Street
Last Game: Round 4, 1944 against Geelong at Kardinia Park

From: Xavier College/Old Xavierians

Number: 14 1938-1940, 37 1944

Honours:
Seconds Premiership Player - 1939

Games: 28
Goals: 10
Career Statistics

WinsDrawsLossesWinning %
190967.85

Promoted from the Seconds to the senior list at the start of 1938, Maher played 24 senior games and won a Seconds premiership before serving in the RAAF during World War II where he rose to the rank of flight-lieutenant.

Despite announcing his retirement before the 1940 season, when he was originally going to move to Sydney, and training with two VFA clubs he returned to play the first game of the year. He attempted to win a clearance to Essendon but was denied and and stayed for six games in total.

In January 1941 he was transferred to Canberra as part of his Air Force service, but after three years away from the league Maher returned for four games in 1944.

YearGamesGoalsBrownlow
1938 950
1939 920
1940 610
1944 420

Lists
Players who served during war

Media
Argus - 18/04/1938
Age - 02/08/1939
Argus - 13/03/1940
Sporting Globe - 27/04/1940
Herald - 01/05/1940
Argus - 13/01/1941
Advocate - 26/01/1941
Australasian - 24/06/1944

Links
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Wikipedia profile

Created by Supermercado. Last Modification: Friday 04 January 2019 11:48:09 AEDT by Supermercado. (Version 17)

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