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.

Bill Cahill
Personal information
Full name Keyran William Jack Cahill
Date of birth (1911-12-03)3 December 1911
Place of birth Hobart, Tasmania
Date of death 7 March 1966(1966-03-07) (aged 54)
Place of death Launceston, Tasmania
Original team(s) Launceston
Height 183 cm (6 ft 0 in)
Weight 85 kg (187 lb)
Position(s) Half back
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1937–1938 Essendon 15 (0)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1938.
Sources: AFL Tables,

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.

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