Ron O'Dwyer

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Ron O'Dwyer
Personal information
Full name Ron O'Dwyer
Date of birth (1938-02-05)5 February 1938
Original team(s) North Broken Hill
Height/Weight 170 cm / 70 kg
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
Total -
13 (11)
27 (15)
40 (26)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1961.

Ron O'Dwyer (born 5 February 1938) is a former Australian rules footballer who played with Carlton and Collingwood in the Victorian Football League (VFL).

Originally from Broken Hill, O'Dwyer was a rover and played 10 of his 13 games for Carlton in the 1957 season.[1][2]

He transferred to Collingwood for the 1959 season but again only appeared sporadically.[2] In 1960 he participated in Collingwood's final series and was in their grand final losing team.[2]

In 1962 he joined Western District Football League club Heywood, as senior coach.[3] He played for Sandringham in 1966 and 1967.

O'Dwyer is now the President of a past players association called "AFL X-Men".


  1. ^ Holmesby, Russell; Main, Jim (2007). The Encyclopedia Of AFL Footballers. BAS Publishing. ISBN 978-1-920910-78-5. 
  2. ^ a b c AFL Tables: Ron ODwyer
  3. ^ The Age,"O'Dwyer Coach", 6 December 1961, p. 11