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QUINN, James F.

Years Played: 1925-31
Born: 18/11/1904
Height: 187 cm
Weight: 88 kg

Debut order: 371

Number(s): 31

Games: 65
Goals: 59

Previous Clubs: Essendon Juniors

James Quinn was a fine, left-footed ruckman and forward from Essendon Juniors whose game improved over time and he became a regular.

He was won of Essendon's best players in the three point loss to Melbourne in a final in 1926, and won Essendon's most improved player award in 1930.

Quinn was transferred in his employment to Sydney in 1931 and he left when Essendon was unable to find an equivalent position in Melbourne for him. 


QUINN, Michael

Years Played: 2009-2010

Born: 26/01/1990
Height: 185 cm
Weight: 80 kg

Debut order: 1083

Number(s): 41

Games: 8
Goals: 2

Previous Clubs:










Irishman Michael Quinn was Essendon’s first international recruit.

Quinn came from County Longford, Ireland where he played Gaelic football. He was invited to Windy Hill with another teenage Irishman in August 2008 and trained for a fortnight before returning home. He returned and was signed onto the rookie list in November that year after impressing coaching staff with his athleticism, skills and attitude.

Quinn was elevated to the senior list in April 2009 to replace an injured Scott Gumbleton and made his debut in round 2 against Fremantle along with fellow debutant David Zaharakis.

Quinn played six games in 2009 and spent much of the year playing with Essendon’s VFL affiliate club the Bendigo Bombers. While he played only two senior games in 2010 his improvement and consistency in the Bendigo Bombers led him to winning the Carter Medal as best and fairest players for Bendigo.

Michael Quinn was delisted in October 2011.

Draft history: 2009 Rookie Draft selection (Essendon) No. 64.