Playing Career: 1899
Debut : Round 1, 1899 v South Melbourne, aged 22 years, 168 days
Carlton Player No.: 70
Last Games: Round 17, 1899 Vs Melbourne, aged 22 years, 287 days
Height: ? cm
Weight: ? kgs
DOB: November 26, 1876 Port Melbourne
Monagle played 17 games in Season 1899.
William Daniel 'Billy' 'Boxer' Monagle and his brother Clark Monagle played with Port Melbourne.
Monagle had earlier been part of the 1897 Port Melbourne premiership team.
The North Melbourne Courier, June 19 1896 (p3), in it's review of the North Melbourne v Port Melbourne match says the brothers W. Monagle and C. Monagle played for Port.
The Courier also said that W. Monagle was the best player for his team, and that he was developing into a second Billy Hannaysee. C. Monagle was named among other better players for Port Melbourne.
As per the historical footnotes below, Monagle later played in country Victoria and in Kalgoorlie, WA.
Note that the images provided here were kindly donated by relatives of Monagle over a century after he last played for Carlton.
Monagle passed away on the 28th February, 1941 aged 64.
Life SaverThe Herald Friday August 11 1899 said;
"Billy Monagle, the Carlton rover, is of the stuff which heroes are made. The Royal Humane Society have presented him with a certificate for life saving. He carries the honor coolly, and says that his next gallant act will be to save the Carlton goal in time of danger tomorrow."
FootnoteKalgoorlie Miner, May 03 1900,
"W. Monagle to transfer from Carlton (Victoria) to Boulder City."
The Horsham Times, 12 July 1912,
"Mr. W. Monagle, who has had lengthy football experience, and who has been captain and coach to the Essendon Association team, and subesquently coach to Carlton and Ballarat South teams, has been engaged as coach to the Murtoa team."
Former Carlton player turned umpire Frank Coffey writing in his weekly column about Billy Monagle.
Sport (Adelaide) March 09 1928 p14
Veteran's Advice - Hints For PlayersFrom, The Sporting Globe April 14 p4 1928