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Tommy McConville

Image DOB: 28 March 1901
Died: 23 May 1969

Debut: Round 4, 1927 against Essendon at Windy Hill
Last Game: Round 17, 1929 against St. Kilda at Junction Oval

From: Donald

Number: 5 1927-1929

Games: 35
Goals: 58
Career Statistics

WinsDrawsLossesWinning %
2221162.85

Esmond "Tommy" McConville was recommended to Melbourne by Percy Wilson but due to his job as a teacher it took two seasons to convince him to travel to the city. The closest they got until 1927 was a quarter of a 1926 practice match. When they did lure him to the MCG, Melbourne got a solid goalkicking rover/forward, who provided good service over three seasons.

He played for a VFL representative side against the Wimmera League in 1927.

His grandson Peter McConville went on to play 194 games for Carlton and St Kilda.

YearGamesGoalsBrownlow
1927 10260
1928 18250
1929 770
Tribunal Record
MatchChargeSanction
Round 8, 1927 Throwing ball at player 4 matches

Lists
Family at other clubs

Notes
Often listed as Esmond in contemporary reports, but also shown as W. McConville in some sources. His four game ban likely came from a number of incidents including throwing a ball at a player.

Media
Herald - 25/03/1927
Table Talk - 12/05/1927
Football Record R15 1927
Sporting Globe - 14/04/1928

Links
Australian Football profile
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Created by Supermercado. Last Modification: Monday 18 February 2019 18:04:53 AEDT by Supermercado. (Version 23)

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