Tom Leahy (footballer)

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Tom Leahy
Personal information
Full name Thomas Joseph Leahy
Date of birth 1888
Date of death 1964 (aged 75–76)
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1907-1909
1910-1921
West Adelaide
North Adelaide
58
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 end of 1921 season.
Career highlights

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

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'.

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References[edit]

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