Shannon Byrnes

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Shannon Byrnes
Shannon Byrnes NAB Cup 2007.jpg
Personal information
Full name Shannon Byrnes
Date of birth (1984-04-07) 7 April 1984 (age 30)
Place of birth Victoria, Australia
Original team Shepparton / Murray U18
Height/Weight 175 cm / 77 kg
Position(s) Rover
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
2004–2012
2013–2014
Total
Geelong
Melbourne
108 (100)
023 0(17)
131 (117)
1 Playing statistics correct to end of 2014 season.
Career highlights

AFL

Geelong

  • Third reserves best & fairest 2003

Premierships

Shannon Byrnes (born 7 April 1984) is a former Australian rules footballer who last played for the Melbourne Football Club in the Australian Football League (AFL).

Career[edit]

Byrnes was recruited from the Murray Bushrangers and was the last draftee selected by the Geelong Football Club in the AFL rookie draft in 2002. He was given the guernsey number 46, but changed it to 17 at the start of the 2005 season. Byrnes also wore the #10 guernsey when he co-captained the Murray Bushrangers.

As a second year rookie, he was promoted to Geelong's senior list for the remainder of the 2004 season, replacing James Kelly who was out for the rest of the year after breaking his leg against the West Coast Eagles.

Byrnes competed in the 2005 AFL Grand Final sprint, coming in third place, and represented Geelong again in 2006, coming fifth in the handicapped heat, causing him to be ineligible to run in the final sprint.

In 2005, he finished 21st in Geelong's Best & Fairest count and improved in 2006 by moving up two notches to 19th despite playing nine less games that season. The speedy-left footer had an inconsistent season in 2006, with fluctuating form, failure to convert in front of goals and the inability to break into a strong team seeing him being put in and out of the playing squad. In 2007, Byrnes was a part of the 2007 Premiership team, picking up 14 disposals and kicking one goal.

After a lacklustre season in 2008 and missing out on finals, he produced the best year of his career in 2009, crediting his form to an early pre-season and improved fitness. He cemented a spot in the team, missing only two games due to injury, and was picked to play in the 2009 AFL Grand Final, where he had 16 possessions, kicked one goal and became a two-time premiership player.

In 2011 he only played five games, missing most of the season due to calf and knee injuries.[1] He was selected as an emergency for the 2011 AFL Grand Final, but despite there being some injury concerns over Steve Johnson,[2] he was not called up to the final team.

Byrnes announced his retirement on the 30th of July 2014, effective immediately.

Statistics[edit]

[3]
Legend
 G  Goals  B  Behinds  K  Kicks  H  Handballs  D  Disposals  M  Marks  T  Tackles
Season Team # Games G B K H D M T G B K H D M T
Totals Averages (per game)
2004 Geelong 46 4 1 3 22 13 35 13 15 0.3 0.8 5.5 3.3 8.8 3.3 3.8
2005 Geelong 17 19 8 13 150 95 245 56 47 0.4 0.7 7.9 5.0 12.9 2.9 2.5
2006 Geelong 17 10 3 11 100 47 147 58 26 0.3 1.1 10.0 4.7 14.7 5.8 2.6
2007 Geelong 17 12 7 11 90 107 197 53 40 0.6 0.9 7.5 8.9 16.4 4.4 3.3
2008 Geelong 17 9 8 10 78 65 143 35 28 0.9 1.1 8.7 7.2 15.9 3.9 3.1
2009 Geelong 17 22 32 11 196 212 408 111 64 1.5 0.5 8.9 9.6 18.5 5.0 2.9
2010 Geelong 17 23 35 20 199 195 394 109 65 1.5 0.9 8.7 8.5 17.1 4.7 2.8
2011 Geelong 17 5 5 2 31 16 47 8 5 1.0 0.4 6.2 3.2 9.4 1.6 1.0
2012 Geelong 17 4 1 2 18 22 40 10 12 0.3 0.5 4.5 5.5 10.0 2.5 3.0
2013 Melbourne 10 17 12 11 127 116 243 62 38 0.7 0.6 7.5 6.8 14.3 3.6 2.2
2014 Melbourne 10 6 5 3 28 37 65 11 16 0.8 0.5 4.7 6.2 10.8 1.8 2.7
Career 131 117 97 1039 925 1964 526 356 0.9 0.7 7.9 7.1 15.0 4.0 2.7

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