Jimmy Larkin

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Jimmy Larkin
Jimmy Larkin.jpg
Larkin in 1901
Personal information
Full name James Joseph Larkin
Date of birth 27 October 1874
Place of birth Maidstone, Victoria
Date of death 10 December 1930(1930-12-10) (aged 56)
Place of death North Melbourne, Victoria[1]
Original team(s) North Melbourne (VFA)
Position(s) Forward, wing
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1898–1903 Essendon 73 (61)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1903.
Career highlights
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com

James Joseph Larkin (27 October 1874 – 10 December 1930) was an Australian rules footballer who played with Essendon in the Victorian Football League (VFL).[2]

Nicknamed "Skeeter", Larkin played his football as a forward and on the wing. He came from West Melbourne originally but was recruited from North Melbourne, who competed in the Victorian Football Association.[3]

Larkin finished the 1899 VFL season as Essendon's second leading goal-kicker, with 14 goals.[4]

He was a half forward flanker in the 1901 Essendon premiership team and was a forward pocket in the side which lost the 1902 VFL Grand Final to Collingwood.[4]


  1. ^ "Family Notices". The Age (23,611). Victoria, Australia. 11 December 1930. p. 1. 
  2. ^ Holmesby, Russell; Main, Jim (2014). The Encyclopedia of AFL Footballers: every AFL/VFL player since 1897 (10th ed.). Melbourne, Victoria: Bas Publishing. p. 501. ISBN 978-1-921496-32-5.
  3. ^ "Larkin, James". Essendon Football Club official website. Archived from the original on 26 March 2012. 
  4. ^ a b "AFL Tables: Jimmy Larkin". afltables.com.