Victorian Football Association
There is some confusion as to which McInerney played in each game as there were three players named McInerney playing for the Blues around this time.
This occurs often in Carlton matches Pre VFL as there were the Robertsons, Coulsons, Stricklands, Hillsdens, Waltons to name a few, brothers, relations, or same named players to play.
Most football previews and reports only mention the player's surname.
However, The Australasian in it's report of the Carlton - Norwood match played on the M.C.G. 19 May 1888, says M. McInerney made his debut for the Blues after crossing from North Melbourne.
The report said he tried hard, but he did not play as well as expected.
1888 CFC Annual Report, M.McInerney scored 3 goals during the season.
Appears in 1888 Carlton Football Club team photo in Tasmania.
M. McInerney played in the Carlton vs England match at the M.C.G. 16th June 1888.
Carlton 14.17 defeated England 3.7
(Behinds recorded, but not used in scoring until 1897)
M.McInerney scored one goal and one behind.
Lillywhite and Shrewsbury's England team played in red, white, and blue.
Source. Markwell, Australasian, June 23 1888.
Great Australian Football Stories, Garrie Hutchinson pages, 49,50,51,52,53,54.
1889 CFC Annual Report, (?) McInerney scored 2 goals during the season.
Zeehan & Dundas Herald, February 02 (p3) ;
"Mick McInerney, who is well known in Tasmania by visiting us with the Hotham and Carlton Football teams, will meet "Starlight" at the Apollo Hall, Melbourne in an eight round set-to on February 9,"
1895 June 01
The Caulfield and Elsternwick Leader;
"Mick McInerney, the old Carlton player, will umpire the Brighton and Albert Park match to-day."
Relation to Tim McInerney and Jack McInerney ?
LinksArticles: 1888: Carlton v England
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