Danny Noonan (Australian footballer)

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Danny Noonan
Personal information
Date of birth (1968-11-29) 29 November 1968 (age 48)
Original team(s) Mooroolbark Football Club, Eastern District Football League / Clarence (TFL Statewide)
Debut Round 3, 1991, Brisbane Bears
vs. Carlton, at Princes Park
Height 188 cm (6 ft 2 in)
Weight 88 kg (194 lb)
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1991–1993 Brisbane Bears 55 (19)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1993.
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com

Danny Noonan (born 29 November 1968) is a former Australian rules footballer who played with the Brisbane Bears in the Australian Football League (AFL) during the early 1990s. He also spent time in Tasmania with Tasmanian Football League (TFL) club Clarence and was an interstate representative for Tasmania.

Noonan, from Mooroolbark, was a reserves footballer at Carlton as a youngster but he left without making a senior appearance. He joined Clarence, playing his first TFL season in 1988 and winning their Best and Fairest award in 1990.

Brisbane recruited Noonan to the AFL with a pre-draft selection in 1990. A utility, he had 31 disposals in his debut game and played at Brisbane for three seasons before returning to Clarence.

In his second stint at Clarence he won two further Best and Fairests as well as back to back William Leitch Medals in 1995 and 1996. His 1995 medal caused a great divide and contention in the state and indeed the league when he was caught on camera deliberately king hitting superstar North Launceston tagger Marcus Todman during the grand final.

His last TFL game was a premiership, with a Darrel Baldock Medal winning performance in the 1997 Grand Final win against Burnie.