Brian Donohoe (footballer)

Brian Donohoe (born 21 October 1936) was an Australian rules footballer who played for Essendon in the Victorian Football League (VFL).

Brian Donohoe
Personal information
Full name Brian J. Donohoe
Date of birth (1936-10-21) 21 October 1936
Original team(s) Ascot Youth Centre
Height 183 cm (6 ft 0 in)
Weight 80 kg (176 lb)
Position(s) Follower
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1957–60 Essendon 34 (6)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1960.
Sources: AFL Tables,

Donohoe spent a lot of his time at Essendon playing in the reserves, winning their 'best and fairest' award in 1956 and 1960. He had only one full season with the seniors, in 1958 when he made 17 appearances. Donohue also played early in the 1957 and 1959 seasons but lost his place midyear and missed out on both losing Grand Final teams. A follower, he was often seen in the back pocket when not rucking.

In 1961, Donohoe left Essendon and joined Scottsdale in the Northern Tasmanian Football Association (NTFA), as captain-coach. He steered them to back to back NTFA premierships in 1964 and 1965. During his time in Tasmania he represented the state at the 1966 Hobart Carnival. He became captain-coach of Daylesford in 1968 and was later a committeeman at Essendon, serving as chairman of selectors from 1980 to 1986.


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