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Bobby Walsh

show_image.php?galleryId=1132Career: 1897 - 1902
Debut: Round 4, 1897 vs Geelong, aged 19 years, 338 days
Carlton Player No. 30
Games: 78 (plus 1 VFA game1896)
Goals: 21
Last Game: Round 17, 1902 vs Essendon, aged 25 years, 66 days
Height: ?
Weight: ?
DOB: 25 June, 1877
First Played: Carlton Football Club, 1896 V.F.A.

Walsh was one of Carlton's first champions - playing 78 games and kicking 21 goals after playing his first VFL game in Carlton's first VFL / AFL season. Walsh was originally recruited from Footscray in the VFA, before playing with Carlton in that competition. Thereafter, he crossed with Carlton into the new VFL competition.


1896 May 01
V.F.A. Permit Committee granted a J. Walsh a clearance from Footscray to Carlton. (B. J. Walsh ?)

1896 May 02
First week of the V.F.A. season The Blues had the bye, and played Ballarat Imperials at Saxon Paddock in Ballarat.
Walsh was named in the Carlton squad for this game.

1896 May 09
Walsh made his debut for the Carlton F. C. in the match against Essendon at the East Melbourne C. G.

1896 September 12
Walsh is mentioned in the game against Collingwood at Victoria Park.

Walsh may have played in all 18 Carlton matches this year.
This year there is a lack of information regarding playing squads and match reports.
This may be due to Carlton's poor on field results over the recent years. Or, the severe economic depression Australia was experiencing, and maybe the newspapers were trying to cut costs.

Walsh was born in Heathcote, and passed away on the 20th August, 1910 aged 33.

Milestones

50 Games: Round 10, 1900 Vs Melbourne

Blueseum: Summary of playing statistics for Bobby Walsh | Pre VFL Players | Walsh's Blueseum Image Gallery

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