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Player Review: 48. Caolan Mooney

The young Irishman took some big strides in his second season on Collingwood's list.

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Caolan
Mooney

Height
184 cm
DOB
25-01-1993
Weight
84 kg
Debut
2012
Games
2014
0
Career
6
Goals
2014
0
Career
2
2014 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
0
Avg
0
CaolanMooney

Player Bio

At A Glance

Junior Clubs: County Down
Clubs: Collingwood (2012-2014)
Debut: Round 14 2012 v Fremantle
Recruited From: Ireland
Brownlow Votes: 0

Fast, athletic and blessed with an incredible leap, Mooney represents a unique footballing package. After excelling at Gaelic Football in Ireland, he began his career as a half forward while on Collingwood's rookie list in 2012. Has been involved as the substitute in each of his first six senior games but has made a big impression in attack at VFL level. The fourth Irishman to join Collingwood's books, Mooney is entering his third year as a rookie in 2014.

Season By Season

Season By Season

Mooney made some noticeable improvements to his game in his second season on the rookie list. The Irishman averaged more disposals, clearances and inside 50s per game than he did in 2012 and had 34 scoring shots (up on his 20 in 2012). He was a regular contributor at half forward throughout the season, bobbing up to kick important goals at just the right time. He returned from a two week layoff with injury to kick five straight goals in windy conditions against Williamstown in round five which saw him handed a ticket to the senior game against Fremantle in Perth six days later. Starting as the substitute, Mooney came into the game during the third quarter and looked lively with eight possessions and three tackles. He put Collingwood in front with a goal early in the last quarter but then left the field after rolling his ankle. He returned to the VFL and quietly went about his business, kicking three in the win over Coburg in round 10. Mooney returned to the seniors for the trip to the Gold Coast in round 17 but struggled to get into the game after starting as the substitute (three disposals, three tackles). The rest of his season was spent in the VFL where he kicked two late goals to seal the deal against Werribee in round 19 and had three scoring shots against Port Melbourne in the Elimination Final.

Season by Season

The speedy Irish import surprised many when he was elevated and broke through for his AFL debut against Fremantle in round 14, less than a year after he took up the game and moved to Australia. Played four senior games and has shown immense potential and promise. Will improve as he develops more game sense.

Season By Season

Played Gaelic football for County Down before relocating to Melbourne to begin his Australian Football career at Collingwood. Flew to Arizona as a member of Collingwood’s pre-season training camp and will return to Australia to continue his pre-season in January.

Visited Collingwood for a one-month trial under development coaches Paul Licuria and Luke Beveridge. Signed a two year contract at Collingwood to commence at the end of the 2011 season.

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2014 Season Average
    Games Played 0
    • Kicks 0.0
    • Handballs 0.0
    • Disposals 0.0
    • Marks 0.0
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 0.0
    • Goals 0.0
    • AFL Fantasy 0.0

2014 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 0 - -
Handballs 0 - -
Disposals 0 - -
Marks 0 - -
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 0 - -
Goals 0 - -
AFL Fantasy 0 - -

2014 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Fremantle L 46 - 116 - - - - - - - - - - -
2 Sydney Swans W 69 - 89 - - - - - - - - - - -
3 Geelong Cats L 76 - 87 - - - - - - - - - - -
4 Richmond W 72 - 110 - - - - - - - - - - -
5 North Melbourne W 93 - 58 - - - - - - - - - - -
6 Essendon W 83 - 60 - - - - - - - - - - -
7 Carlton W 70 - 104 - - - - - - - - - - -
9 Adelaide Crows L 76 - 55 - - - - - - - - - - -
10 West Coast Eagles W 109 - 101 - - - - - - - - - - -
11 St Kilda W 54 - 140 - - - - - - - - - - -
12 Melbourne W 28 - 61 - - - - - - - - - - -
13 Western Bulldogs L 98 - 106 - - - - - - - - - - -
14 Hawthorn L 115 - 86 - - - - - - - - - - -
15 Carlton W 91 - 76 - - - - - - - - - - -
16 Gold Coast Suns L 80 - 75 - - - - - - - - - - -
17 Essendon L 103 - 39 - - - - - - - - - - -
18 Adelaide Crows - - - - - - - - - - -
19 Port Adelaide - - - - - - - - - - -
20 West Coast Eagles - - - - - - - - - - -
21 Brisbane Lions - - - - - - - - - - -
22 GWS Giants - - - - - - - - - - -
23 Hawthorn - - - - - - - - - - -
TOTAL W: 9 - L: 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 6
    • Kicks 1.8
    • Handballs 2.7
    • Disposals 4.5
    • Marks 0.8
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 1.7
    • Goals 0.3
    • AFL Fantasy 19.5

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 3 Fremantle Rd 7, 2013
Handballs 5 Fremantle Rd 7, 2013
Disposals 8 Fremantle Rd 7, 2013
Marks 2 Fremantle Rd 7, 2013
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 3 Gold Coast Suns Rd 17, 2013
Goals 1 Fremantle Rd 7, 2013
AFL Fantasy 37 Fremantle Rd 7, 2013

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2014 Collingwood 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2013 Collingwood 4 7 11 2 0 0 3 6 1 0 53
2012 Collingwood 7 9 16 3 0 2 3 4 1 1 64

Legend

K
Kicks
H
Handballs
D
Disposals
M
Marks
HO
Hit-outs
FF
Frees For
FA
Frees Against
T
Tackles
G
Goals
B
Behinds
AF
AFL Fantasy points

Milestones

Career

AFL: 6 games, 2 goals

VFL: 26 games, 39 goals

NAB Cup: 6 games, 4 goals

Milestones

AFL Debut: Collingwood v Fremantle, Round 14 2012 at the MCG

Collingwood VFL Debut: Geelong v Collingwood, Round 2 2012 at Simonds Stadium

Draft History

Selected at No. 81 (by Collingwood) in the 2012 Rookie Draft

Elevated onto Collingwood's senior list in 2012 (mid-season)

Returned to Collingwood's rookie list in the pre-season of 2012/2013

Elevated onto Collingwood's senior list in 2013 (mid-season)

Returned to Collingwood's rookie list in the pre-season of 2013/2014

Awards

AFL Awards

Club Awards

Collingwood VFL leading goalkicker (equal)
2012