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Season review: Conor McKenna

Conor McKenna had shown consistent improvement ahead 2019, but he launched to a level many didn't predict this year.

10:21am  Oct 11, 2019

Irish links fuse McKenna's game

It is impossible to extricate Conor McKenna's Irish links from the way the Essendon half-back plays.

10:19am  Aug 23, 2019

McKenna to miss round 19

Conor McKenna won't be available for selection against the Suns after heading to Ireland for his brother's wedding.

1:57pm  Jul 23, 2019

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Conor
McKenna

Defender

Height
184 cm
DOB
28-03-1996
Weight
88 kg
Debut
2015
Games
2019
22
Career
73
Goals
2019
2
Career
19
2019 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
1549
Avg
70
ConorMcKenna

Player Bio

At A Glance

Junior clubs: Eglish, Tyrone (Ireland) 
Recruited from: 
Eglish, Tyrone (Ireland)
Draft history: International selection, 2015 rookie draft
Debut: Round 22, 2015
Brownlow votes: 1

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Dashing defender from County Tyrone who once again elevated his game in 2018 as he continues to learn the intricacies of the game.

Never afraid to take the game on, McKenna’s best weapons are his speed and aggression, which he uses to repeatedly break the lines and shut down his more experienced opponents.

McKenna deservedly earnt a spot in the AFLPA’s 22Under22 side after averaging 18 disposals, four rebound 50s and three inside 50s per game in just his fourth year of football.

A tidy user of the football, McKenna still has plenty of scope to improve and will be ready to have another fruitful campaign in 2019.

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2019 Season Average
    Games Played 22
    • Kicks 14.4
    • Handballs 6.5
    • Disposals 20.9
    • Marks 2.6
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 1.5
    • Goals 0.1
    • AFL Fantasy 70.4

2019 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 27 Collingwood Rd 23
Handballs 12 Carlton Rd 11
Disposals 35 Collingwood Rd 23
Marks 6 Carlton Rd 11
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 4 West Coast Eagles FW1
Goals 1 North Melbourne Rd 17
AFL Fantasy 116 Collingwood Rd 23

2019 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 GWS Giants L 112 - 40 9 5 14 2 0 0 1 2 0 0 48
2 St Kilda L 65 - 76 12 5 17 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 54
3 Melbourne W 112 - 130 17 3 20 3 0 1 0 3 0 0 79
4 Brisbane Lions W 112 - 65 12 8 20 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 62
5 North Melbourne W 58 - 116 17 9 26 2 0 0 1 1 0 1 77
6 Collingwood L 69 - 73 13 8 21 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 62
7 Geelong Cats L 86 - 54 11 9 20 3 0 0 2 0 0 0 54
8 Sydney Swans L 77 - 72 14 0 14 3 0 1 0 1 1 0 62
9 Fremantle W 60 - 53 12 8 20 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 62
10 Richmond L 73 - 50 12 5 17 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 52
11 Carlton W 74 - 33 13 12 25 6 0 1 0 1 0 0 86
13 Hawthorn W 96 - 77 19 6 25 4 0 1 1 1 0 0 83
14 West Coast Eagles L 106 - 71 12 5 17 4 0 0 1 1 0 0 59
15 GWS Giants W 77 - 71 12 5 17 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 53
16 Sydney Swans W 76 - 66 13 8 21 2 0 1 0 1 0 0 66
17 North Melbourne W 86 - 81 16 9 25 1 0 3 0 3 1 0 90
18 Adelaide Crows W 75 - 96 15 9 24 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 71
19 Gold Coast Suns W 96 - 106 - - - - - - - - - - -
20 Port Adelaide L 67 - 126 17 4 21 3 0 1 0 2 0 0 77
21 Western Bulldogs L 33 - 137 16 3 19 3 0 0 0 4 0 0 79
22 Fremantle W 55 - 87 16 8 24 4 0 1 1 4 0 0 90
23 Collingwood L 76 - 65 27 8 35 5 0 0 0 1 0 0 116
FW1 West Coast Eagles L 116 - 61 11 7 18 2 0 1 1 4 0 0 67
TOTAL W: 12 - L: 11 316 144 460 58 0 14 8 34 2 1 1549

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 73
    • Kicks 11.7
    • Handballs 6.1
    • Disposals 17.7
    • Marks 3.2
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 1.6
    • Goals 0.3
    • AFL Fantasy 63.5

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 27 Collingwood Rd 23, 2019
Handballs 14 Fremantle Rd 2, 2018
Disposals 35 Collingwood Rd 23, 2019
Marks 9 Melbourne Rd 6, 2017
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 5 Adelaide Crows Rd 1, 2018
Goals 2 Hawthorn Rd 20, 2018
AFL Fantasy 116 Collingwood Rd 23, 2019

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2019 Essendon 316 144 460 58 0 14 8 34 2 1 1549
2018 Essendon 213 109 322 57 0 7 10 30 7 4 1171
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
H
Handballs
D
Disposals
M
Marks
HO
Hit-outs
FF
Frees For
FA
Frees Against
T
Tackles
G
Goals
B
Behinds
AF
AFL Fantasy points

Awards

AFL Awards

2018 AFLPA 22under22 team

Milestones

Milestone Games

Milestone Versus Round Venue Result
AFL debut Richmond Rd 22, 2015 MCG L 27
50th game Richmond Rd 22, 2018 MCG L 8