Conor MCKENNA

#45   Essendon

Age: 22yr 9mth Games: 33 Born: Mar 28, 1996
Height: 184cm Weight: 84kg Position:

2017 Digest:   Irishman grabbed 19 disposals against Suns and will be in line to face Hawks if he plays well Sunday vs Cats.

2017 NAB Cup:  

2017 Season

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4 Adel Played his role in the Essendon midfield, and was good for his first game of the season. 5
5 Suspended.
6 Melb Made some early errors, but got better as the game wore on. Not the worst. 6
7 Frem Struggled. Couldn’t get involved. 2
8 Geel Irishman mixed good and bad. Only nine effective disposals, one tackle, one inside-50 and no scores. 3
9 WCE Did some good things in back half. Had some smart touches and mowed down Mitchell in the middle. 6
10 Rich Irish defender got caught a lot but also found enough in his tank to rebound the footy. Effort was there. 5
11 GWS Did some good things after knock to leg and always looked to take the game on. 5
12 Port Got better as the game wore on in the back half. Played his part. 6
13 Bye.
14 Syd Slow start, but had a big second half to get Bombers back into the game. Played with genuine enthusiasm. 7
15 Bris Had a few glimpses of breakaway pace, but not enough. 4
16 Coll Showed some dash out of the back half and while stats were modest (13) he seemed to have more of an impact. 6
17 StK Plenty of run and carry and showed good workrate to drop back deep in defence when required. 6
18 NM Not as good as he was against the Saints. Half of his 10 disposals were rebound 50’s. Slalom run trademark of Irish half-backs. 5
19 WB Provided some dash off half back through the middle. Not the worst. 6
20 Carl Irishman provided some rebound. Makes good decisions and tries to run and take game on every time he gets it. 6
21 Adel Prepared to take risks running from defence and a few things didn’t come off. 6
22 GCS Booted a ripping goal after a great attacking run, though not a major influence on the evening. 3
23 Frem Speed off half back was noticeable. Game goes up a cog when he has the footy. 6
EF Syd Irishman had a shocker. Made mistakes and will learn from them. Good season from him. 3

2016 Season

1 Played in VFL trial against Footscray.
2 Played in VFL trial against Richmond.
3 VFL Three goals and was the team’s best player. Clean hands and creativity a key. -
4 Geel Never a factor throughout. Six kicks but couldn’t get the ball in dangerous positions. 2
5 Coll Overwhelmed by the big occasion and struggled to get involved. 2
6 Senior emergency.
7 VFL Kicked a critical goal in the final term and rated among the Dons’ best. -
8 NM Couple of glimpses but for the most part he was quiet. Three inside-50s and no goals. 4
9 StK Hardly had a sniff. Only three touches. 1
10 VFL Got a bit of the ball but didn’t have normal burst in the front half. -
11 Bye.
12 VFL One goal, four tackles and a handful of contested possessions. Ok without starring. -
13 VFL Workrate between the arcs huge – four inside-50s and six tackles. -
14 VFL Bye. -
15 VFL Seven inside-50s and three score assists. Dangerous forward of centre. -
16 StK Made a few dashes in defence, but wasn’t a big factor. 3
17 Rich Used in defence early but drifted higher up the ground as the game wore on. OK. 5
18 Bris Used in back half again and had some good moments but still learning. 4
19 Adel Hit the post from close range from a set shot in the third term. 5
20 Geel Couple of dashing runs and a great goal in third term. Worth persisting with. 5
21 GCS Good enthusiasm off back of square but had some iffy moments. Pushed forward for two goals. 6
22 WB In defence kept pace with Dahlhaus most of the time. 5
23 Carl Ran hard to rack up 16 uncontested possessions. Decision-making still suspect. 5

2015 Season

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4 VFL Did some handy things but learning curve is steep. -
5 VFL OK in a variety of roles as he continues to learn the game. -
6 VFL Kicked a goal and did some nice things. -
7 VFL Came right into the game in final term. Has talent. -
8 VFL Rough outing with just six possessions. -
9 VFL Kicked two smart goals and showed a bit of talent. -
10 VFL Impressed in attack with four goals. Smart player. -
11 Didn’t play for Essendon VFL.
12 VFL Bye. -
13 VFL Played a role in second half in attacking 50. One goal. -
14 VFL Booted three goals from eight touches. Developing well. -
15 VFL Bye. -
16 VFL Defended well in attack but goalless as small forward. -
17 VFL Looked dangerous without really breaking the game open. -
18 VFL Impressed again in attack with strength and nous around goal. -
19 VFL Unable to get into the game to any degree in attack. -
20 VFL Got a bit more of the ball – 16 disposals. Two goals too. -
21 VFL Battled hard but was goalless in front half. -
22 Rich A goal with his first kick then unsighted. Subbed out in third term. 2
23 Coll Found some space to kick a goal. Set shot goalkicking needs serious work. 4