Peter O'Donohue

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Peter O'Donohue
Personal information
Date of birth (1923-06-14)14 June 1923
Date of death 4 November 2012(2012-11-04) (aged 89)
Original team(s) Hawthorn CYMS
Height 179 cm (5 ft 10 in)
Weight 80 kg (176 lb)
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1942–43, 1946–52 Hawthorn 109 (24)
Coaching career
Years Club Games (W–L–D)
1966 Hawthorn 18 (5–13–0)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1952.
Sources: AFL Tables,

Peter O'Donohue (14 June 1923 – 4 November 2012) was an Australian rules footballer who played for Hawthorn in the VFL during the 1940s.[1]

O'Donohue usually played in defence or in the centre and played 109 games with Hawthorn. He was made captain during the 1950 season and kept that position until the end of 1952. In 1953 he went to Western Australia, where he became captain coach of West Perth for two seasons. O'Donohue's job with the CSIRO led him to accept an appointment to coach Deniliquin in the Murray Football League. He led Deniliquin to the 1957 premiership playing as a half back flanker. He returned to Hawthorn in 1966 as coach, but it was his only season in charge.

Peter went on to be a highly successful amateur coach in the Victorian Amateur Football Association (VAFA), earning life membership of the VAFA in 2002.[2]


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