Playing Career : 1897
Debut : Round 13, 1897 vs St Kilda, Aged 24 years 5 days
Carlton Player No. 38
Games : 2
Goals : 0
Last Game: Round 14, 1897 vs Collingwood, Aged 24 years, 12 days
DOB : July 26, 1873
Not to be confused with his son Jimmy Goonan, who would play 22 games for Carlton from 1922 onwards, Jim Goonan played 2 games for the Blues in 1897, a year that was the birth of the Goonan days at Carlton in two respects: the debut of Jim in the seniors on 7th August 1897, and the birth of Jimmy six months earlier.
Goonan was born in Nth Melbourne, he passed away on the 25th July, 1950 aged 77.
Veterans MatchAt Princes Park on Saturday 12 August 1933 at 2pm. the Club held a match played between Carlton veterans. Amongst the old players to nominate for the match was Jim Goonan.
As well as the veterans match there was a match with representatives from the Young Chinese League, a women's match, 100 yards handicap race, and a long kicking competition.
10,000 people attended and in the evening the veterans were entertained in the pavilion.
(Argus 9/14 August 1933 p9/13)
Tom Shares Images Of Times Long GoneMarch 2018 and the club was contacted by a descendant of Jim Goonan.
This is club historian Tony De Bolfo's article;