Shaun MCKERNAN

#44   Essendon

Age: 28yr 6mth Games: 52 Born: Sep 01, 2020
Height: 196cm Weight: 100kg Position:

2017 Digest:   Starred in opening JLT match against Pies then not quite the same influence against Suns. On fringes for Round 1.

2017 NAB Cup:  

2017 Season

1 Haw Gave away some silly frees, but did well around the ground as a mobile ruckman and had some handy taps. 6
2 Bris Started promisingly but was well beaten in third term when Martin got the better off him. 5
3   Senior emergency.  
4 VFL Played mostly in attack and finished with two goals. Handy.
5 VFL Used mostly in attack and kicked two goals. Handy without starring considering the quantity of supply.
6 VFL Kicked two goals and spent some time relieving Draper in ruck. Handy enough outing.
7 VFL Steady game with 15 touches and seven inside-50s. Worked hard to keep the Bombers close.
8 VFL Injured a hand in the opening stages and played no further part.
9   Hand.  
10 VFL Threatened, but ultimately didn’t do a great deal.
11 VFL Too big and strong for Rooster defenders to end with 4.3. Worked hard at ground level too.
12 VFL Missed out on having a big haul by missing some gettable shots. Ended up kicking 4.3.
13   Bye.  
14 Syd Back into the team and was barely sighted early on. A bit better after main break and ended with two key goals. 5
15 VFL Had a game to forget. Couldn’t sniff it.
16 VFL Booted two goals and did some good ruckwork backing up Draper.
17 VFL Pretty quiet affair with just 10 disposals.
18 VFL Just never clicked all day, despite his 12 disposals.
19 VFL Made the most of his chances with three goals from six kicks.
20 VFL Bye.
21 VFL Handy enough without it being a big afternoon.
22   Senior emergency.  
23   Senior emergency.  
EF   Senior emergency.  

2016 Season

1 GCS Tried hard but the ball didn't fall for him. 3
2   Played in VFL trial against Richmond.  
3   Ankle  
4 VFL Best big man on the ground and capped off a strong effort with three goals.
5 VFL Two goals and worked well forward and spells in the ruck. Handy effort.
6 VFL Rotated ruck/forward but tough conditions for marking forwards hindered him.
7 Syd OK in forward half and gave Leuenberger some help in the ruck. 4
8   Quad.  
9   Quad.  
10 VFL Came on at half time and provided a contest in the front 50.
11   Bye.  
12 VFL Dragged down a couple of contested marks and kicked a goal but generally quiet.
13 VFL Massive second half tagged him as the hero. Five clearances, four goals.
14 VFL Bye.
15   Calf.  
16 StK Started on Gilbert and was back-up ruckman. Wasn’t the worst and did his bit. 4
17 Rich Lack of effort at times was poor – as was execution going forward, but kicked a goal when in attack. 4
18 Bris A few good moments, but far too many where he looked off the pace. Career at crossroads. 3
19   Ill.  
20 VFL Three marks and 18 hit-outs. Has played better games given limited possessions.
21 VFL Four goals, 11 marks (five contested), five tackles and 18 kicks. Great game.
22 VFL Grabbed seven marks and kicked three goals. Steady output up forward.
23 Carl Worked hard and contributed well in a number of roles. 5

2015 Season

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3 VFL 19 hitouts and 13 possessions as forward/ruck.
4 VFL Best of Bomber talls. 11 hitouts, two goals and 22 touches.
5 VFL Battled hard when ball hit the deck but wasn’t a big factor.
6 VFL Good outing again until being rested for much of second half.
7 NM Debut for new club. Certain mark in front of goal disallowed by umpire. 3
8 VFL Starred with 28 hitouts, two goals, 22 possessions.
9   Senior emergency.  
10 VFL 28 touches, two goals and 18 hitouts in dominant display.
11 VFL Booted five goals and was too big for Frankston defenders.
12 VFL Bye.
13 Haw Solid performance will have earned him another crack. Five marks and a goal. 6
14 StK Oft maligned but tried hard and deserves credit. 5
15 Melb Monstered by Gawn but battled manfully around ground. 6
16 NM Overwhelmed in ruck by Goldstein and conceded six free kicks. 4
17 Port Conceded frees in ruck duels but most were questionable 4
18 VFL Competed all day in ruck with 28 hitouts, 13 possessions.
19 VFL Frozen out in attack but OK when shifted into ruck late.
20 VFL Huge first three quarters then rested. 22 touches, 30 hitouts.
21 GCS Massive performance as the lone ruckman. Booted three goals. 8
22 Rich Gave his all in battle against Maric. Certainly didn’t lower his colours. 6
23 Coll Gave all he had in the ruck and was one of the better Bombers. 7

2014 Season

Played for : Adelaide

1 Geel One early goal but influence petered out in second half. 4
2 Port Despite his eight hit-outs was lost when playing up forward. 3
3 SANFL Rarely sighted.
4 SANFL Kicked three early goals and crashed in hard.
5 SANFL Provided valuable ruck back-up and tall forward presence.
6 SANFL Steady performance with one goal and some ruck relief.
7 SANFL Looked dominant at the hitouts but idle around the ground.
8 SANFL Started second half with a goal but unsatisfactory otherwise.
9 SANFL Totally devoid of form and confidence.
10 SANFL Kicked Crows' first goal but struggled otherwise. Copped eye injury.
11   Eye.  
12 SANFL Stunning return to form. Herculean in Graham's absence.
13 SANFL Easily the most influential ruckman on the ground.
14 SANFL Influential in ruck, especially early, but indisciplined at times.
15 SANFL Bye.
16 SANFL Undisciplined at times an unsuited to cold, slippery conditions
17 SANFL Undisciplined at times an unsuited to cold, slippery conditions
18   Soreness.  
19 SANFL Easily best big man on ground. Three goals, 18 hitouts, 16 disposals.
20 SANFL Electric early. Finished with two goals, 21 hitouts, seven marks.
21 SANFL Injured his hamstring in opening minutes of close loss to Sturt.
22   Hamstring.  
23   Hamstring.  
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PF    
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2013 Season

Played for : Adelaide

1   Senior emergency.  
2 SANFL Bye.
3 SANFL Nine disposals and eight hitouts after switching to Glenelg.
4 SANFL Ineffective again. Battling to make an impact.
5 SANFL Glenelg's match-winner with five timely goals and 11 marks.
6 Haw First game of the season for the injured Walker and was just OK. 5
7 GWS Improved as game went on and marking became stronger. 6
8 StK Started well the tapered. 4
9 NM Rucked solo in last 45 minutes and was Ok in that role. Handy enough. 5
10   Senior emergency.  
11 Syd Kicked two goals but well held by Grundy overall. 4
12 Rich Struggled to impact forward and subbed out midway through third term. 2
14 SANFL Bye.
15 WCE Started off great with a fine goal in the opening minute before getting reported. 6
16   Suspended.  
17   Suspended.  
18 Frem Kicked a goal on return from suspension, but subbed out in the third term. 3
19 Port As the second ruckman he is doing his job, around the ground he just OK. 5
20   Senior emergency.  
21 SANFL Outpointed by Norwood's rucks and unsuited to wintry conditions.
22 SANFL Kicked an early goal and led Glenelg's rucks well.
23 SANFL Kicked an early goal and led Glenelg's rucks well.
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2012 Season

Played for : Adelaide

1 SANFL Booted two goals from eight touches.
2 SANFL Kicked four goals from six touches and five marks.
4 GWS Complemented Sam Jacobs in the ruck with 12 hit-outs. 5
5 Port Great back-up role to Jacobs with 19 hit-outs and kicked a goal. 6
6 Syd Kicked a vital goal in the final quarter but did not win much of the ball. 3
8 SANFL Kicked 1.5 from 12 possessions.
11 SANFL Three goals and 16 hitouts for South Adelaide in loss.
12 SANFL Kicked 2.1 and had 18 hitouts in a duel role for South.
13 NM Foolishly conceded off the ball free for goal and missed a few as well. 3
14 SANFL Big outing with 5.2 and 19 touches. Back in form.
15 Port Left the game with an injured jaw in the second term. 1
18 Geel Minimal impact on return from a broken jaw. 1
21 SANFL Played mostly forward for South. Kicked 1.1.
23 SANFL 26 hitouts and eight possessions for the Panthers.
QF SANFL Kicked 2.2 from nine touches for the Panthers.