Tom Leahy (footballer)

Thomas Joseph Leahy (13 January 1888 – 7 May 1964) was an Australian rules footballer who played 111 games with North Adelaide and 58 games with West Adelaide in the SAFL.[1]

Tom Leahy
Personal information
Full name Thomas Joseph Leahy
Date of birth 13 January 1888
Place of birth Goodwood, South Australia
Date of death 7 May 1964(1964-05-07) (aged 76)
Place of death Adelaide, South Australia
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1907–1909 West Adelaide 58 (21)
1910–1915, 1919-1921 North Adelaide 111 (60)
Representative team honours
Years Team Games (Goals)
South Australia 31
Coaching career
Years Club Games (W–L–D)
1922–1924 Norwood
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1921.
Career highlights

A ruckman, Leahy won a Magarey Medal in 1913. He was also a three time best and fairest winner for North Adelaide, in 1911, 1914 and 1919. From 1910 to 1913 he was club captain, leading them again in 1915 and from 1919 to 1921. Leahy represented South Australia at interstate football on 27 occasions during his career.

After retiring as a player he became coach of Norwood and guided them to two premierships.

Leahy was named as the ruckman in North Adelaide's official 'Team of the Century'.

See also


  1. "Tom J Leahy". SANFL. Retrieved 16 June 2014.
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