Bill Cahill (Australian footballer)
Keyran William Jack "Bill" Cahill (3 December 1911 – 7 March 1966) was a sportsman who played Australian rules football for Essendon in the Victorian Football League (VFL) during the 1930s and represented Tasmania at first-class cricket.
|Full name||Keyran William Jack Cahill|
|Date of birth||3 December 1911|
|Place of birth||Hobart, Tasmania|
|Date of death||7 March 1966 54)(aged|
|Place of death||Launceston, Tasmania|
|Height||183 cm (6 ft 0 in)|
|Weight||85 kg (187 lb)|
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1938.
|Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com|
Cahill, a half back, won two Tasman Shields Trophies while at Northern Tasmanian Football Association club Launceston, in 1933 and 1936. He struggled in his two seasons at Essendon due to a shoulder injury and returned to Launceston in 1939 where he was appointed captain-coach.
He had earlier made four first-class appearances with Tasmania in the 1931/32 season. One of those was against the touring South African team and he took the only wicket of his career when he dismissed all-rounder Quintin McMillan.
- Bill Cahill's playing statistics from AFL Tables
- CricketArchive: William Cahill
- Holmesby, Russell and Main, Jim (2007). The Encyclopedia of AFL Footballers. 7th ed. Melbourne: Bas Publishing.