Cornelius "Con" O'Toole (25 February 1929 – 2 April 2011) was an Australian rules footballer who played with Melbourne in the Victorian Football League (VFL).[1]

Con O'Toole
Con O'Toole 1950.jpg
Personal information
Full name Cornelius O'Toole
Date of birth (1929-02-25)25 February 1929
Date of death 2 April 2011(2011-04-02) (aged 82)
Place of death Geelong, Victoria
Original team(s) Ultima / Tooborac
Height 182 cm (6 ft 0 in)
Weight 87 kg (192 lb)
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1950 Melbourne 4 (0)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1950.
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com

O'Toole, a ruckman from Ultima, was a member of Melbourne's 1949 reserves premiership team. The following year he made four appearances in the seniors and then returned to the Ultima Football Club, as captain-coach.[2][3]

He spent the 1954 football season with Swan Hill, whom he captain-coached.[4]

In 1955 he made his way to Goulburn Valley Football League club Rushworth and won that year's Morrison Medal while acting as coach.[5]

When his employment with the Victoria Police Force brought him to Rochester he was appointed captain-coach of the town's Bendigo Football League side, the Rochester Tigers. He guided the club to back to back premierships in 1961 and 1962, the latter finishing the season undefeated.[6]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Holmesby, Russell; Main, Jim (2007). The Encyclopedia Of AFL Footballers. BAS Publishing. ISBN 978-1-920910-78-5.
  2. ^ AFL Tables: Con O'Toole
  3. ^ "Vale Con O'Toole". Sportingpulse.
  4. ^ The Argus, "O'Toole will coach Swan Hill", 20 October 1953, p. 13
  5. ^ "Rushworth". Full Points Footy. Archived from the original on 5 June 2008.
  6. ^ "Rochester". Full Points Footy.