Victorian Football Association
DOD: July 1935
Phil "Shacko" McShane
1890 Crossed from Geelong Football Club with his brother, Tom McShane.
(The Carlton Story, H.Buggy and H.Bell p67)
(The History of Carlton Football Club, Brian Hansen P77)
1890 CFC Annual Report, Phil McShane scored 9 goals during the season.
P.McShane scored a goal in the victory over Footscray played at South Melbourne's Lake Oval 24th. May 1890
Phil McShane played the first five games in 1890 and scored a very creditable 9 goals.
He doesn't appear in any Carlton teams for the remainder of the season.
There was a report in one of the papers that he had been granted a transfer permit, but to where?
Origins of Australian Football Volume 3 says McShane transferred to Fitzroy on June 21 1890.
1890 August 9
P. G. McShane umpired the St. Kilda vs Sandhurst match at the St. Kilda Cricket Ground.
Phil returned to Geelong after two seasons.
Phil McShane was first person to kick 50 goals in a season (51 in 1886 for Geelong).
Brother Henry McShane played for Carlton 1899 - 1904 (VFL).
Six McShane brothers played for the Geelong Football Club in the VFA-VFL.
(The History of The Carlton Football Club, Brian Hansen p77,92)
1935 July 19
The Argus reported the death of Phil McShane.
He had been ill for sometime, he was aged 71 years.
Click below to read an article on the McShane family from The Argus June 23 1934.
National Library of Australia.
Pre VFL Players