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Season review: Shaun McKernan

Powerful forward Shaun McKernan produced a career-best season in 2019.

3:31pm  Oct 14, 2019

Positive signs for McKernan, Dons

Shaun McKernan says the Bombers will take plenty of confidence out of its narrow loss to Collingwood on Friday ahead of the side’s upcoming finals campaign.

12:35pm  Aug 24, 2019

McKernan's defining game

When Tom Bellchambers went down in the third term, the responsibility sat firmly on forward Shaun McKernan’s shoulders.

11:00am  Jun 28, 2019

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BTV: Rd 23 | McKernan post-game

12:18pm  Aug 24, 2019

Rd 23 | McKernan's stunner

10:01pm  Aug 23, 2019

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Shaun
McKernan

Forward

Height
196 cm
DOB
01-09-1990
Weight
100 kg
Debut
2009
Games
2019
16
Career
78
Goals
2019
17
Career
67
2019 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
1045
Avg
65
ShaunMcKernan

Player Bio

At a Glance

Junior clubs: Westmeadows, Tullamarine
Recruited from: Adelaide Crows (delisted free agent)
Draft history: Pick No.28, 2008 natitonal draft (Adelaide); Pick No.12, 2015 rookie draft
Debut: Round 14, 2009
Brownlow votes: 6

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Powerful tall who broke through for his most productive season at the club in 2018. 

McKernan played an important role in the team’s improvement during the season, using his size and strength to great advantage and helping fill the void left by star forward Joe Daniher.

He booted 16 goals from just 10 games before unfortunately suffering a season-ending hamstring injury.

Whether patrolling in the forward line or competing well in the ruck, McKernan will always make his presence felt and will be an important asset for the team in 2019.

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2019 Season Average
    Games Played 16
    • Kicks 8.5
    • Handballs 3.6
    • Disposals 12.1
    • Marks 5.1
    • Hit-Outs 7.3
    • Tackles 1.9
    • Goals 1.1
    • AFL Fantasy 65.3

2019 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 13 Collingwood Rd 23
Handballs 8 Melbourne Rd 3
Disposals 18 Collingwood Rd 23
Marks 12 Collingwood Rd 23
Hit-outs 22 Adelaide Crows Rd 18
Tackles 4 West Coast Eagles FW1
Goals 4 Gold Coast Suns Rd 19
AFL Fantasy 103 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 5 0 5 1 10 0 1 1 0 1 30
2 St Kilda L 65 - 76 7 5 12 4 11 1 1 1 1 2 64
3 Melbourne W 112 - 130 5 8 13 5 0 2 2 3 4 1 79
4 Brisbane Lions W 112 - 65 - - - - - - - - - - -
5 North Melbourne W 58 - 116 - - - - - - - - - - -
6 Collingwood L 69 - 73 - - - - - - - - - - -
7 Geelong Cats L 86 - 54 - - - - - - - - - - -
8 Sydney Swans L 77 - 72 - - - - - - - - - - -
9 Fremantle W 60 - 53 - - - - - - - - - - -
10 Richmond L 73 - 50 8 4 12 5 8 0 1 2 0 0 60
11 Carlton W 74 - 33 8 1 9 4 5 0 2 1 0 1 42
13 Hawthorn W 96 - 77 11 4 15 6 3 3 0 0 1 2 73
14 West Coast Eagles L 106 - 71 3 6 9 1 9 1 5 0 0 0 19
15 GWS Giants W 77 - 71 10 2 12 8 19 1 2 2 2 0 92
16 Sydney Swans W 76 - 66 12 5 17 7 11 3 0 2 2 1 102
17 North Melbourne W 86 - 81 8 2 10 5 4 2 4 3 0 1 50
18 Adelaide Crows W 75 - 96 11 5 16 1 22 0 2 4 0 0 78
19 Gold Coast Suns W 96 - 106 11 4 15 8 4 0 3 2 4 1 93
20 Port Adelaide L 67 - 126 - - - - - - - - - - -
21 Western Bulldogs L 33 - 137 9 3 12 6 5 0 3 3 0 0 59
22 Fremantle W 55 - 87 13 2 15 8 1 1 0 0 1 0 75
23 Collingwood L 76 - 65 13 5 18 12 2 1 2 2 2 1 103
FW1 West Coast Eagles L 116 - 61 2 2 4 0 2 1 1 4 0 0 26
TOTAL W: 12 - L: 11 136 58 194 81 116 16 29 30 17 11 1045

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 78
    • Kicks 7.4
    • Handballs 4.3
    • Disposals 11.7
    • Marks 4.0
    • Hit-Outs 9.7
    • Tackles 1.7
    • Goals 0.9
    • AFL Fantasy 60.4

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 16 Collingwood Rd 23, 2015
Handballs 13 Hawthorn Rd 13, 2015
Disposals 26 Collingwood Rd 23, 2015
Marks 12 Collingwood Rd 23, 2019
Hit-outs 31 Richmond Rd 22, 2015
Tackles 5 St Kilda Rd 6, 2011
Goals 4 Gold Coast Suns Rd 19, 2019
AFL Fantasy 130 Gold Coast Suns Rd 21, 2015

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2019 Essendon 136 58 194 81 116 16 29 30 17 11 1045
2018 Essendon 95 38 133 56 81 10 23 21 16 11 742
2017 Essendon 18 19 37 12 51 3 10 7 3 0 198
2016 Essendon 44 21 65 20 41 4 7 8 4 1 315
2015 Essendon 86 79 165 34 206 7 29 14 6 3 739
2014 Adelaide Crows 10 11 21 3 12 2 2 3 1 1 88
2013 Adelaide Crows 62 44 106 35 73 7 10 22 7 10 569
2012 Adelaide Crows 28 22 50 9 85 6 16 4 3 4 236
2011 Adelaide Crows 98 38 136 60 92 11 25 24 10 8 742
2010 Adelaide Crows 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2009 Adelaide Crows 4 4 8 2 0 1 1 3 0 1 37

Legend

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

Milestones

Milestone Games

Milestone Versus Round Venue Result
AFL debut Richmond Rd 14, 2009 Metricon Stadium W 17
50th game Hawthorn Rd 1, 2017 MCG W 25
Finals debut West Coast EF, 2019 Optus Stadium L 55