Full Name: JIM KEARNEY
Date of Birth: 04/07/1894
Height: 183 cm ( 6-0 )
Weight: 79 kg ( 12-6 )
Debut: 17/06/1916, Round 7, Collingwood
Last Game: 19/08/1916, Round SF, Carlton
Total Games: 7
Total Goals: 0
James was a follower and defender. The main features of his game were his strong marking and excellent judgement. He was recruited from Geelong and spent one season at Richmond due to Geelong not fielding any sides as a results of World War One. He returned to Geelong in 1917 and captained the side in 1918 and 1919. James was the son of Dan KEARNEY who represented Geelong in the VFA, prior to the formation of the VFL. His own son, Dan Junior, played three games for Geelong in 1941 and three games for North Melbourne in 1941.
Geelong West 1914 ; Geelong 1915.
Geelong 1917-21, Games 72 including 1915, Goals 17 including 1915 ( Honours - Captain 1918-19 ).