Victorian Football Association
Career: 1882 - 1889
1882 Michael Whelan recruited from the Star of Carlton.
1883 Whelan along with Barrass was suspended by the club for the remainder of the season for misconduct on the visit to Maryborough on 18th. August.
As a result 9 players resigned in protest of the club's action.
1883 Michael Whelan - A leading player for the season.
1884 June 28
Whelan played in Adelaide against Norwood. (The Argus)
1885 Was named among the best in their position as a follower during the season.
1886 Singled out for special mention in 1886 season.
1887 M. Whelan was presented with an illuminated address for giving long service to the First Twenty at the Carlton general meeting. Friday 1st. April 1887.
1887 "The Australasian" name Whelan among the pick of Victorian players as all rounders during the 1887 season.
(Centenary Souvenir of Carlton Football Club. p16,17,18)
1888 Left; Whelan is pictured in the Carlton team in Tasmania.
1888 Gave the Blues splendid service.
(The Carlton Story H.Buggy and H.Bell p64)
1888 At the Carlton general meeting in April, M. Whelan was awarded the Mr. G. Ellis Prize (a marble clock) by a vote of his peers in the senior side, for "best play in the team".
Played in the Carlton vs England match at the M.C.G. June 23 1888.
1887 CFC Annual Report, Whelan scored 6 goals during the season.
1888 CFC Annual report, Whelan scored 4 goals during the season.
1889 CFC Annual Report, Whelan scored 3 goals in the Reserves.
1890 The Carlton Gazette reports that Mick Whelan is going to play for the Blues this season.
Appears in 1884 and 1887 Carlton Football Club team photos.
Left; Mick Whelan pictured in 1887 and Right; in 1884 both images from photos taken in Adelaide.
Mick's great grandson Ron Pearce played at Carlton for five years advancing from U13s to Reserves grade footy.
LinksArticles: 1888: Carlton v England
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