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Andrew Ireland

Andrew Ireland

1975-1980
24

110 CFC Games Played

29 CFC Goals

Date of Birth
7 March 1953
Recruited From
Ivanhoe Amateurs
Collingwood Debut
Round 1, 1975
Height:
191cm
Weight:
81kg

Biography

A quiet, hard-working half-back from Ivanhoe Amateurs, Ireland was fearless in his approach and had a dashing style of run-on football that was typical of the era.

He represented the state against Tasmania in 1978, and played in the 1977 Grand Final tie and replay, and the 1979 and 1980 runner-up sides.

He had started as a full-forward, but earned a reputation as a formidable half-back.

He left the VFL at 27 despite Collingwood’s strong attempts to retain him, and later became Brisbane’s CEO and then Sydney’s Director of Football.

Statistics

CFC Career Stats

Season played Games Goals Finals Win %
1975-1980 110 29 14 60%

CFC Season by Season Stats

Season GP GL B K H T D Guernsey No.
1975 21 17 16 197 37 234 24

1975 Season stats

Hide Season
RD VS Result GL B K H T D Guernsey No. Match Report
Round 1 Sydney W 1 11 11 24 View match >
Round 2 Carlton L 4 13 13 24 View match >
Round 3 Fitzroy W 1 4 2 6 24 View match >
Round 4 Geelong W 2 10 3 13 24 View match >
Round 5 Western Bulldogs L 1 2 11 3 14 24 View match >
Round 6 Richmond L 1 12 4 16 24 View match >
Round 7 North Melbourne W 1 2 14 2 16 24 View match >
Round 8 Essendon W 1 17 2 19 24 View match >
Round 9 St Kilda W 1 1 11 2 13 24 View match >
Round 10 Hawthorn L 1 13 3 16 24 View match >
Round 11 Melbourne L 3 0 24 View match >
Round 12 Sydney W 1 9 1 10 24 View match >
Round 13 Carlton L 7 4 11 24 View match >
Round 14 Geelong L 10 1 11 24 View match >
Round 15 Fitzroy W 2 12 3 15 24 View match >
Round 16 Western Bulldogs W 2 11 1 12 24 View match >
Round 17 Richmond L 2 1 12 12 24 View match >
Round 18 North Melbourne L 1 1 7 2 9 24 View match >
Round 19 Essendon W 1 6 1 7 24 View match >
Round 21 Hawthorn W 6 2 8 24 View match >
Round 22 Melbourne W 1 1 2 24 View match >
Legend
  • #Guernsey
  • GLGoals
  • BBehinds
  • KKicks
  • HHandballs
  • DDisposals
  • MMarks
  • TTackles
*Player goal statistics included VFA (Victorian Football Association) results.
1976 11 1 1 90 22 112 24

1976 Season stats

Hide Season
RD VS Result GL B K H T D Guernsey No. Match Report
Round 1 Carlton L 8 1 9 24 View match >
Round 2 Sydney L 11 6 17 24 View match >
Round 3 Hawthorn L 5 1 6 24 View match >
Round 13 Sydney L 16 5 21 24 View match >
Round 14 Richmond L 7 2 9 24 View match >
Round 15 Hawthorn L 9 2 11 24 View match >
Round 16 St Kilda L 5 2 7 24 View match >
Round 17 Geelong L 1 1 5 5 24 View match >
Round 18 North Melbourne L 7 2 9 24 View match >
Round 21 Essendon W 11 11 24 View match >
Round 22 Melbourne L 6 1 7 24 View match >
Legend
  • #Guernsey
  • GLGoals
  • BBehinds
  • KKicks
  • HHandballs
  • DDisposals
  • MMarks
  • TTackles
*Player goal statistics included VFA (Victorian Football Association) results.
1977 13 5 4 114 33 147 24

1977 Season stats

Hide Season
RD VS Result GL B K H T D Guernsey No. Match Report
Round 1 Western Bulldogs W 1 12 3 15 24 View match >
Round 2 North Melbourne L 2 8 1 9 24 View match >
Round 3 Essendon W 1 11 1 12 24 View match >
Round 4 Richmond W 2 11 2 13 24 View match >
Round 5 Geelong W 9 3 12 24 View match >
Round 6 Carlton W 10 1 11 24 View match >
Round 7 Fitzroy W 4 1 5 24 View match >
Round 8 St Kilda W 1 10 5 15 24 View match >
Round 21 Sydney W 10 2 12 24 View match >
Round 22 Melbourne W 1 8 4 12 24 View match >
Semi Final Hawthorn W 7 4 11 24 View match >
Grand Final North Melbourne D 0 0 11 4 15 24 View match >
Grand Final North Melbourne L 1 0 3 2 5 24 View match >
Legend
  • #Guernsey
  • GLGoals
  • BBehinds
  • KKicks
  • HHandballs
  • DDisposals
  • MMarks
  • TTackles
*Player goal statistics included VFA (Victorian Football Association) results.
1978 24 1 3 247 84 331 24

1978 Season stats

Hide Season
RD VS Result GL B K H T D Guernsey No. Match Report
Round 1 Geelong W 9 5 14 24 View match >
Round 2 Essendon W 1 7 3 10 24 View match >
Round 4 Hawthorn L 6 3 9 24 View match >
Round 5 North Melbourne L 7 1 8 24 View match >
Round 6 Fitzroy W 1 9 4 13 24 View match >
Round 7 Carlton L 10 1 11 24 View match >
Round 8 Western Bulldogs W 16 1 17 24 View match >
Round 9 Richmond W 12 5 17 24 View match >
Round 10 St Kilda W 10 4 14 24 View match >
Round 11 Melbourne W 1 12 5 17 24 View match >
Round 12 Geelong L 11 3 14 24 View match >
Round 13 Essendon W 8 4 12 24 View match >
Round 14 Hawthorn W 16 3 19 24 View match >
Round 15 Sydney W 10 3 13 24 View match >
Round 16 North Melbourne L 15 4 19 24 View match >
Round 17 Fitzroy W 14 5 19 24 View match >
Round 18 Carlton L 1 6 2 8 24 View match >
Round 19 Western Bulldogs W 10 8 18 24 View match >
Round 20 Richmond W 8 3 11 24 View match >
Round 21 St Kilda W 9 3 12 24 View match >
Round 22 Melbourne W 9 7 16 24 View match >
Qualifying Final Hawthorn L 10 1 11 24 View match >
Semi Final Carlton W 12 2 14 24 View match >
Preliminary Final North Melbourne L 11 4 15 24 View match >
Legend
  • #Guernsey
  • GLGoals
  • BBehinds
  • KKicks
  • HHandballs
  • DDisposals
  • MMarks
  • TTackles
*Player goal statistics included VFA (Victorian Football Association) results.
1979 22 3 3 208 84 292 24

1979 Season stats

Hide Season
RD VS Result GL B K H T D Guernsey No. Match Report
Round 1 Fitzroy L 9 6 15 24 View match >
Round 2 Hawthorn W 9 9 24 View match >
Round 3 North Melbourne L 10 1 11 24 View match >
Round 4 St Kilda W 11 10 21 24 View match >
Round 5 Western Bulldogs W 10 3 13 24 View match >
Round 6 Essendon L 8 4 12 24 View match >
Round 7 Geelong W 11 3 14 24 View match >
Round 8 Sydney W 1 12 7 19 24 View match >
Round 9 Richmond W 6 1 7 24 View match >
Round 10 Carlton L 10 3 13 24 View match >
Round 11 Melbourne W 1 13 3 16 24 View match >
Round 13 Hawthorn W 21 9 30 24 View match >
Round 14 St Kilda W 12 2 14 24 View match >
Round 15 North Melbourne L 1 11 3 14 24 View match >
Round 16 Western Bulldogs W 1 11 6 17 24 View match >
Round 19 Sydney W 8 2 10 24 View match >
Round 20 Richmond W 1 6 5 11 24 View match >
Round 21 Carlton W 1 1 24 View match >
Qualifying Final North Melbourne L 9 3 12 24 View match >
Semi Final Fitzroy W 7 4 11 24 View match >
Preliminary Final North Melbourne W 10 5 15 24 View match >
Grand Final Carlton L 1 0 4 3 7 24 View match >
Legend
  • #Guernsey
  • GLGoals
  • BBehinds
  • KKicks
  • HHandballs
  • DDisposals
  • MMarks
  • TTackles
*Player goal statistics included VFA (Victorian Football Association) results.
1980 19 2 0 153 50 203 24

1980 Season stats

Hide Season
RD VS Result GL B K H T D Guernsey No. Match Report
Round 1 Carlton L 5 2 7 24 View match >
Round 8 Fitzroy D 11 2 13 24 View match >
Round 9 Geelong W 4 2 6 24 View match >
Round 10 Western Bulldogs W 4 6 10 24 View match >
Round 11 Melbourne W 5 6 11 24 View match >
Round 12 Carlton L 5 3 8 24 View match >
Round 13 North Melbourne W 13 3 16 24 View match >
Round 14 Richmond L 12 1 13 24 View match >
Round 15 Essendon W 6 2 8 24 View match >
Round 16 Hawthorn W 4 3 7 24 View match >
Round 18 Sydney W 8 1 9 24 View match >
Round 19 Fitzroy W 10 3 13 24 View match >
Round 20 Geelong L 1 12 4 16 24 View match >
Round 21 Western Bulldogs W 7 1 8 24 View match >
Round 22 Melbourne W 13 4 17 24 View match >
Elimination Final North Melbourne W 9 1 10 24 View match >
Semi Final Carlton W 1 9 3 12 24 View match >
Preliminary Final Geelong W 9 1 10 24 View match >
Grand Final Richmond L 0 0 7 2 9 24 View match >
Legend
  • #Guernsey
  • GLGoals
  • BBehinds
  • KKicks
  • HHandballs
  • DDisposals
  • MMarks
  • TTackles
*Player goal statistics included VFA (Victorian Football Association) results.
Totals 110 29 27 1009 310 1319
Avg/Game   0.26 0.25 9.17 2.82 11.99
Legend
  • GPGames Played
  • GLGoals
  • BBehinds
  • KKicks
  • HHandballs
  • TTackles
  • DDisposals

Key Facts

CFC Debut Number

751

Total AFL Games
110
Total AFL Goals
29
CFC Debut
Round 1, 1975
CFC Last Game
Grand Final, 1980
Recruited From
Ivanhoe Amateurs
Full Name
Andrew Ireland

Awards

  • Best First Year Player (Harry Collier Trophy)
    1975
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