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Dons secure key plank

John Worsfold says the newly re-signed Conor McKenna shapes as a figure in how the team wants to transition out of defence in the coming years.

4:47pm  Sep 13, 2017

McKenna signs new deal

Essendon Football Club is pleased to announce Conor McKenna has re-signed with the Bombers for a further four years.

10:05am  Sep 13, 2017

Upgraded

Irish recruit, Conor McKenna, will run out against the Cats this Saturday after being elevated from the Club’s rookie list.

2:00pm  Apr 14, 2016

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Conor
McKenna

Height
184 cm
DOB
28-03-1996
Weight
84 kg
Debut
-
Games
2017
19
Career
33
Goals
2017
5
Career
10
2017 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
1168
Avg
62
ConorMcKenna

Player Bio

At A Glance

Junior Clubs: Eglish, Tyrone (Ire) 
Recruited From: 
Eglish, Tyrone (Ire), 2015 Rookie Draft International selection

Player Sponsors

Supporter:

Jewel Young

Recruited from Tyrone in Northern Ireland, Conor McKenna commenced his AFL career as a forward. But it’s in defence where he’s looked most at home.

McKenna is skillful and evasive. He played two games in 2015 and 12 in 2016.

His best performance was against Gold Coast in 2016 when he recorded 22 disposals and kicked two goals.

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2017 Season Average
    Games Played 19
    • Kicks 10.9
    • Handballs 6.1
    • Disposals 16.9
    • Marks 3.6
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 1.5
    • Goals 0.3
    • AFL Fantasy 61.5

2017 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 19 Port Adelaide Rd 12
Handballs 13 Brisbane Lions Rd 15
Disposals 22 Brisbane Lions Rd 15
Marks 9 Melbourne Rd 6
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 4 Western Bulldogs Rd 19
Goals 1 Gold Coast Suns Rd 22
AFL Fantasy 96 Port Adelaide Rd 12

2017 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Hawthorn W 116 - 91 - - - - - - - - - - -
2 Brisbane Lions W 84 - 111 - - - - - - - - - - -
3 Carlton L 57 - 42 - - - - - - - - - - -
4 Adelaide Crows L 153 - 88 10 8 18 5 0 1 1 3 0 0 71
5 Collingwood W 100 - 82 - - - - - - - - - - -
6 Melbourne L 74 - 112 14 7 21 9 0 2 3 1 0 0 80
7 Fremantle L 116 - 79 6 2 8 5 0 0 1 4 0 0 50
8 Geelong Cats W 110 - 93 8 5 13 3 0 2 1 1 0 0 46
9 West Coast Eagles W 125 - 64 12 5 17 4 0 0 1 2 0 0 63
10 Richmond L 81 - 66 5 13 18 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 38
11 GWS Giants L 117 - 101 8 10 18 2 0 1 1 3 1 0 66
12 Port Adelaide W 131 - 61 19 3 22 6 0 2 0 3 0 1 96
14 Sydney Swans L 86 - 85 11 4 15 2 0 0 0 1 1 0 57
15 Brisbane Lions L 82 - 90 9 13 22 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 44
16 Collingwood W 80 - 117 9 4 13 3 0 0 1 1 0 0 45
17 St Kilda W 57 - 118 18 2 20 8 0 0 0 0 1 0 88
18 North Melbourne W 132 - 105 7 3 10 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 35
19 Western Bulldogs L 127 - 97 11 8 19 2 0 0 1 4 0 0 68
20 Carlton W 84 - 76 12 4 16 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 51
21 Adelaide Crows L 80 - 123 15 5 20 4 0 0 0 1 1 0 77
22 Gold Coast Suns W 57 - 90 7 7 14 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 50
23 Fremantle W 107 - 92 14 7 21 3 0 1 0 2 0 0 74
W1 Sydney Swans L 121 - 56 12 5 17 6 0 1 0 1 0 0 69
TOTAL W: 12 - L: 11 207 115 322 69 0 11 16 29 5 1 1168

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 33
    • Kicks 9.8
    • Handballs 5.7
    • Disposals 15.5
    • Marks 3.5
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 1.6
    • Goals 0.3
    • AFL Fantasy 58.0

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 19 Port Adelaide Rd 12, 2017
Handballs 13 Brisbane Lions Rd 15, 2017
Disposals 22 Brisbane Lions Rd 15, 2017
Marks 9 Melbourne Rd 6, 2017
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 4 Western Bulldogs Rd 19, 2017
Goals 2 Gold Coast Suns Rd 21, 2016
AFL Fantasy 96 Port Adelaide Rd 12, 2017

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2017 Essendon 207 115 322 69 0 11 16 29 5 1 1168
2016 Essendon 102 65 167 41 0 9 10 21 3 3 643
2015 Essendon 13 9 22 7 0 3 2 3 2 3 102

Legend

K
Kicks
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Handballs
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Disposals
M
Marks
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Hit-outs
FF
Frees For
FA
Frees Against
T
Tackles
G
Goals
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Behinds
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AFL Fantasy points