Full Name: LAURIE CAHILL
Date of Birth: 22/09/1912
Height: 171 cm ( 5-7 1/2 )
Weight: 74 kg ( 11-9 )
Debut: 03/07/1943, Round 9, North Melbourne
Last Game: 25/09/1943, Round GF, Essendon
Total Games: 7
Total Goals: 4
Honours: Premiership 1943.
Laurie was a wingman. He was a very fast player who was considered one of the best wingmen of his era, in South Australia. He represented South Australia 12 times and was a member of two Premiership sides at South Adelaide. He served in the R.A.A.F during the Second World War and was posted in Melbourne, when he played with Richmond. He was a member of Richmond’s 1943 Premiership side, in his only season at the club. He was also a professional runner who won the 1936 Bay Sheffield professional foot race. He died in 1974. Laurie was the uncle of South Australian football legend and former Collingwood coach John Cahill and great-uncle of professional tennis player, Darren Cahill.
South Adelaide 1933-41 ( Honours - Premiership 1935, 1938, South Australian Representative Team Games 12 Goals 5 ) ; South Adelaide / Sturt 1942.
South Adelaide / Sturt 1944, Games including 1942 19, Goals including 1942 6 ; South Adelaide Captain/coach 1947, Games including 1933-41 155, Goals including 1933-41 25 ; South Adelaide Coach 1948, 1957, Reserves Coach One year ; West Adelaide Coach 1953-56.