Cameron O'SHEA

#24   Carlton

Age: 27yr 6mth Games: 81 Born: Mar 13, 1992
Height: 193cm Weight: 91kg Position:

2016 Digest:   Versatile defender who seems to always be on the fringe of selection without ever cementing his spot in the 22. Has had a much more consistent pre-season than in previous years and is doing everything he can to be in the back six full-time.

2016 NAB Cup:   Figured down back in first two games then missed out against the Tigers. Demon Dean Kent got under his skin in Elizabeth.

2016 Season

Played for : Port Adelaide

1 SANFL Decent game in defence. Enjoyed a particularly big second half. -
2 SANFL Probably needed to do more to lead Port’s inexperienced backline. -
3 SANFL Put his hand up with solid 20-disposal outing. Massive second term. -
4 SANFL Bye. -
5 Geel Didn’t respond to the call-up. Might be banished back to SANFL. 1
6 Rich Member of back six who did his job against talls and smalls. 6
7 Bris Good match-up on Keays, who lucky for O’Shea didn’t have his kicking boots on. 5
8 Carl A non-factor as an attacking weapon in defence and had hands full with Everitt early. 3
9 WCE Did the job on Darling, keeping him goalless. 6
10 Melb Followed Watts in Port’s back half. Shaded on the day but had to deal with wrist complaint. 4
11 Coll Covered very well defensively and chose the right time to come off his opponent to support. 6
12 WB Battled manfully in an inexperienced backline. 6
13 Frem Defended well despite the pressure inside Freo’s forward line. 6
15 Rich Completely nullified Deledio in the first half. 6
16 Haw Poor third quarter when he gave away four free kicks. 4
17 SANFL Energetic with his run and rebound. Laid some hard tackles too. -
18 SANFL Bye. -
19 SANFL Starred in Port's besieged backline. Stood tall in defeat. -
20 SANFL Solid and stoic if unspectacular in defence. -
21 Melb Excellent job on Watts. 6
22 Adel Good job on Lynch keeping him to two goals. 7
23 SANFL Bye. -

2015 Season

Played for : Port Adelaide

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2 SANFL Linked nicely and set the Magpies on their way early. -
3 SANFL Set up nicely from defence and fired the Magpies early. -
4 SANFL Provided dash and creativity out of defence. -
5 SANFL Flitted in and out of the match. Unlikely to get an AFL recall just yet. -
6 Senior emergency.
7 Bris Had the job of minding Rich for bulk of game. Assignment proved too tough. 4
8 SANFL Bye. -
9 SANFL Disappointing in both output and decision making. -
10 SANFL Didn't do a enough. His form has been very patchy of late. -
11 SANFL Shifted to the midfield and bounced back to form nicely. 25 touches. -
12 SANFL Bye. -
13 SANFL Provided energy, rebound and link-up. Steady with 21 possessions. -
14 SANFL Match postponed. -
15 Coll Did the job on Fasolo. 6
16 Adel Gave away a poor 50-metre penalty in second term on Cameron. 5
17 Ess Workmanlike effort on J. Merrett. 5
18 StK Did an impressive job on the elusive Schneider. 6
19 WB Not alone in finding the going tough against the Bulldog forwards. 3
20 GWS Two shots at goal for a behind and out on the full. 5
21 Haw Started on Frawley in Port defence. Made a few crucial spoils. 6
22 GCS Forced to play on taller opponents, and battled away. 6
23 Frem Stood tall down back in the absence of Trengove. 6

2014 Season

Played for : Port Adelaide

1 PM Weekend off. -
2 PM Pushed forward to kick a goal and was solid. -
3 SANFL Had a fine game in defence, eight rebound 50s to go with 22 touches. -
4 Bris First game back for the year, looked nervous. 5
5 WCE Had his hands full with Darling who had his measure all night. 3
6 SANFL Started slowly but worked way into game. -
7 SANFL Always looked dangerous all over the park. -
8 SANFL Destroyed Sturt captain Coad in defence and racked up 25 touches. -
9 SANFL Solid and reliable once gain. -
10 SANFL Workhorse display in defence, easily won his position. -
11 SANFL Bye. -
12 SANFL Very busy afternoon. Seemed to be everywhere. -
13 SANFL Used it nicely out of defence but Ainger kicked four on him. -
14 SANFL One of Magpies' few four-quarter contributors in losing cause. -
15 SANFL Enterprising in defence. Eight rebound 50s among his 19 touches. -
16 Ess Playing his third game of the season and slotted in as the third tall in defence. 7
17 Rich Had a few different opponents and wasn’t a big factor. 4
18 Melb Won the dual with Cam Pedersen, and repelled many Demon attacks. 7
19 Coll Defended stoutly when under siege and worked hard other way 8
20 Syd Took Reid out of the contest with a masterful display across half back. 7
21 GCS Up and down afternoon. Held his own in contests but made some errors. 5
22 Carl Never seemed to have an opponent and mopped up the Blues’ mistakes. 6
23 Senior emergency.
EF Rich Had to contend with dangerous Martin when he ventured forward. 6
SF Frem Rotated on Walters and had some troubles containing him at times. 4
PF Haw Wasn’t a big factor but played a role down back. 4
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2013 Season

Played for : Port Adelaide

1 Melb Had the job on Sellar and beat him hands down. Solid effort. 6
2 GWS Booted first goal and did some good things. 4
3 Adel His style of play suits Ken Hinkley’s game with hard running forward and back. 6
4 GCS Got plenty of uncontested footy and used it well. 5
5 WCE Had the better of Darling keeping him to just one goal. 7
6 NM Good at interceptions in defence on Black. 5
7 Rich Utility playing his role across half back and half forward. 5
8 Carl Never threw the towel in a solid afternoon in defence. Shows plenty of ticker. 5
9 Geel Found Motlop a handful to stay with and not his day. 3
10 WB Did a good job on Addison and won plenty of ball himself 7
12 GWS Racked up the touches at half back and pushed forward for two goals. Super. 7
13 Syd A much more confident player under Ken Hinkley’s tutelage. 5
14 Coll Slotted in well across half back and managed five clearances. 5
15 Ess Competed hard in defence, but Winderlich was too slippery as game wore on. 5
16 Haw Started on Gunston and outplayed by the Hawk forward. 4
17 StK Good honest worker but output decreased in second half. 5
18 Bris His reading of the play is exceptional; his disposal on occasions is not. 7
19 Adel Played on Lynch and kept him goalless. 7
20 Geel Hammered by Motlop early and moved. Got better when freed from that match-up. 5
21 GCS Once he cleans up his disposal efficiency will become an elite half back. 6
22 Frem Had his hands full with Walters early. 3
23 Carl Played a great game with five inside 50s and four scoring assists. 8
EF Coll Calm and courageous under pressure 6
SF Geel Unheralded young defender. Chapman got away early. 5

2012 Season

Played for : Port Adelaide

1 StK Second year player growing in stature after every game. 5
2 Ess On second half but just the six possessions. Back to SANFL next week? 1
3 Syd Came on for Alipate Carlile early in the fourth quarter. 3
4 SANFL 14 possessions but gave away four free kicks. -
5 SANFL Up and down game. Struggled in defence but good forward. -
6 SANFL 15 possessions and three rebounds in Panthers loss. -
8 SANFL Had 13 possessions across half back for South -
10 SANFL Just the eight possessions. Disappointing. -
11 SANFL Floated across half back to end up with 16 possessions. -
12 SANFL Kicked two rare goals and had 18 touches. Good effort. -
14 Geel Hardly sighted in a disappointing display. No impact at all. 2
15 SANFL 12 possessions and pushed forward to kick two goals. -