Ron O’Dwyer’s 80th

Happy 80th birthday to Ron O’Dwyer.

Career: 19561958
Debut: Round 2, 1956 vs Melbourne, aged 18 years, 76 days
702nd Carlton Player
Games: 13
Goals: 11
Last Game: Round 2, 1958 vs North Melbourne, aged 20 years, 73 days
Guernsey No. 7
Height: 170cm
Weight: 70kg
DOB: 5 February, 1938

Originally from Broken Hill North, and known as ‘Cookie’ around the club, Ron O’Dwyer wore guernsey #7 in 13 games for Carlton starting in 1956. He kicked 11 goals for the Blues.

O’Dwyer transferred to Collingwood, he played with the Magpies from 1959 to 1961. In his time at Magpies he played a further 27 games and booted 15 goals. He also played in the losing 1960 Grand Final with the Magpies.

Ron O’Dwyer is currently the President of the AFL X-Men organisation.

Ron O’Dwyer in the 1956 Reserves.

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