Des ODwyer

DOB: 24 August 1961

Debut: Round 17, 1978 against St. Kilda at Moorabbin
Last Game: Round 3, 1982 against Geelong at Kardinia Park

From: Shepparton United/St Bernards Old Boys

Number: 27 1978, 47 1981, 24 1982

Games: 8
Goals: 5
Career Statistics

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Called up for his debut as a 16-year-old O'Dwyer was picked to make his first senior appearance after just one training run with the ailing Demons. Melbourne had been chasing him ever since he kicked 11 goals in a match between the best young prospect of their country zone in September 1977. He had only played his first senior game in June that year.

He goalled with his first kick in league football but saw his side throw away a 46 point first quarter lead to lose at Moorabbin. Dropped after that match he missed two seasons of league football - playing Reserves in 1980 - before returning for six matches in 1981 and one final game in 1982. He would not play in a win during his career with the Demons.

After his VFL career ended O'Dwyer crossed to the SANFL and played 21 games for Norwood from 1983 to 1986 and then with Woodville.

Goal With Their First Kick
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Youngest Players

"Demon ripe - at 16" - The Age 28/07/1978
"Case of the Demon wilt" - The Age 31/07/1978

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