Larry Donohue

Larry Donohue (born 22 April 1955) is a former Australian rules footballer who played for the Geelong Football Club from 1973 to 1980, playing 105 games kicking 339 goals. He was recruited from the Thomson Football Club. He won the Coleman Medal in 1976 after kicking 99 goals.[1] Donohue kicked 95 goals in 1978 and headed the Cats goalkicking from 1975–78. Donohue moved to Fitzroy but never played senior football with the Lions retiring because of injuries. Donohue later coached locally in Geelong at Thomson and Newcomb guiding the Dinosaurs to the 1988 Bellarine Football League premiership. His son, Adam, was taken as a father/son selection in the 2007 AFL Draft. He did not play a senior game.

Larry Donohue
Personal information
Full name Larry Donohue
Nickname(s) Bear
Date of birth (1955-04-22) 22 April 1955
Original team(s) Thomson
Height 196 cm (6 ft 5 in)
Weight 97 kg (214 lb)
Position(s) Full-forward
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1973–1980 Geelong 105 (339)
Representative team honours
Years Team Games (Goals)
Victoria ? (?)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1980.
Career highlights
Sources: AFL Tables,

VFL statistics

 G  Goals  B  Behinds  K  Kicks  H  Handballs  D  Disposals  M  Marks  T  Tackles
Led the league for the season only
Led the league after finals only
Led the league after season and finals
Season Team No. Games G B K H D M T G B K H D M T
Totals Averages (per game)
1973 Geelong 2365242105222N/A0.
1974 Geelong 23222111122N/A1.
1975 Geelong 231429111236719079N/A2.
1976 Geelong 23241056321631247150N/A4.
1977 Geelong 2321633518035215119N/A3.
1978 Geelong 2323955019544239136N/A4.
1979 Geelong 23113723802510559N/A3.
1980 Geelong 23435104147N/A0.
Career 105 339 191 857 217 1074 574 N/A 3.2 1.9 8.2 2.1 10.2 5.5 N/A


  1. Holmesby, Russell; Main, Jim (2003). The Encyclopedia of AFL Footballers: every AFL/VFL player since 1897 (5th ed.). Melbourne, Victoria: Crown Content. p. 187. ISBN 1-74095-032-1.
  2. Larry Donohue's player profile at AFL Tables

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