Full Name: MAURIE SHEAHAN
Date of Birth: 24/12/1905
Height: 180 cm ( 5-11 )
Weight: 91 kg ( 14-5 )
Debut: 27/04/1929, Round 1, Collingwood
Last Game: 05/09/1936, Round 18, Essendon
Total Games: 121
Total Goals: 3
Honours: Premiership 1932, 1934.
Seasons: 1931, 1933, 1935-36
Total Games: 17
Total Goals: 9
Maurie was a solidly built full-back who was a member of Richmond's famous last line of defence with Martin Bolger and Kevin O'Neill during the 1930's. He was a dashing player who used his great strength to outbustle opposing forwards. He was also a strong mark and a long kick. He played in four senior Grand Finals and was a member of the 1932 and 1934 Premiership sides. He was involved in several great tussles with champion South Melbourne full-forward Bob Pratt and kept him to 2 goals in the 1934 Grand Final, the same year Pratt kicked a VFL record of 150 goals. He later served as Richmond's Secretary before returning to Ballarat, and was awarded Life Membership in 1938. A schoolteacher, he died in 1956. His son John, also played with Richmond.
St Patrick's College Ballarat Juniors to 1922 ; Narraport 1923 ; South Ballarat 1925-27, Games 44, Goals 15 ( Honours - Premiership 1926 ) ; Ballarat Teachers College Mid Week Competition 1926-27 ; Sea Lake Captain/Coach 1928.
Sea Lake Captain/Coach 1938 ; East Ballarat Senior Coach 1955.
Semi Final vs Geelong 1934