Thomas Kennedy

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DOB: 1849
Games: 20 - 27
Career: 1872 - 1875 (1877)

Tom Kennedy twin brother to Adam Kennedy

1872 June 8
T. Kennedy was named in the 23 man Carlton Second Twenty squad that played East Melbourne in Royal Park.

1873 Played in the Carlton 2-1 victory over Melbourne at Melbourne, 19th July.

1875 Plenty of weight, but delicate in using it, good kick. Uncertain to play this season.
(The Footballer 1875. p27)

1877 Kennedy was called out retirement to play in the June 30 match against Williamstown.
The Carlton team had been in Sydney playing against the Waratah club on the previous Saturday and Monday, and were expected back in Melbourne.
They were delayed, and vice captain McGill was determined that the match would go ahead. He arranged for former players and second twenty/reserves players to fill the vacant spaces. Carlton won 2-0.

Former Carlton player George F. Bowen writing in Punch May 10 (p16) 1894 mentions Tom Kennedy amongst a list Carlton players who have died.

Thomas Kennedy may have been the brother of George D. Kennedy, Adam Kennedy, and Kirk Kennedy
The Kennedy brothers did have a brother named Thomas who was in born 1849 and would have been 23 in 1872.

Adam and his brother Thomas signed a 1878 petition sent to the Melbourne City Council calling on the council to provide a permanent football ground for Carlton.

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