Victorian Football Association
DOD: May 29 1951
Career: 1887 - 1892
John "Jack" Thomas Keane.
Recruited from South Ballarat in 1887 (Pennings Vol.3 )
Keane is listed as being at Carlton in and around 1890.
J. Keane appears in 1887 Carlton Football Club team photo.
Could this be a reference to Jack Keane?
Trove; Melbourne Punch Sept 22 1887
Listed as being one of the better Carlton players in 1889.
By general consent Keane was named the fastest wingman in the colony.
Crossed to the Melbourne Football Club on the eve of the 1893 season.
(The Carlton Story, H.Buggy and H.Bell p65,72.)
1889 CFC Annual Report, Jack Keane scored 2 goals during the season.
1890 CFC Annual Report, Jack Keane scored 8 goals during the season.
Keane scored two goals in the victory over Footscray played at South Melbourne's Lake Oval 24th. May 1890.
1891 Keane presented with an illuminated address for long service to the club, at the Carlton general meeting held Wednesday 25th March.
1891 CFC Annual Report, Jack Keane scored 12 goals during the season.
1892 CFC Annual Report, Jack Keane scored 1 goal during the season.
1892 The Bendigo Advertiser July 11;
"A match is to take place this month between the Bendigo and Kyneton United Clubs, when the latter will be assisted by Keane, a well known Carlton player, who has taken up residence in Kyneton."
1893 May 31, V.F.A. Permit Committee grants J. Keane a transfer from Carlton to Melbourne.
1893 July 01
J. Keane played for Melbourne against Essendon at the East Melbourne C. G.
Burns's KickJack Keane writing to the Sporting Globe January 2 1943 (p3) disputes Peter Burns (South Melbourne and Geelong) famous goal kicked from the centre of the MCG.
Keane had played in that match.
He also credits Carlton's Jack Baker for introducing handball into the Victorian game.
Obit. Advocate June 14 p2 1951
LinksArticles: Carlton in NSW, 1890
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