Kennedy-McHale Cup (Haw/Coll games)

Discussion in 'Footy History' started by stemline, Jan 13, 2018.

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  1. stemline

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    Just looking for some info on this Cup, played for when Collingwood and Hawthorn meet in the home & away season.

    Namely -

    What year did it start?
    Is it always for the first meeting of the two sides each year?
    Is it still current?

    Appreciate any info, cheers
     

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  2. Obi fella

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    Off topic slightly, but I love how Essendon v Footscray games are played for the EJ Whitten cup. Essendon just ran with it & didn't push for a Whitten/Reynolds or Whitten/Coleman etc cup.
     
  3. the croucher

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    Apparently started in 2001, but not sure it made it to second year.
    Only ref in the AFL Record is shown in Round 2 programme, 2001 here on page 74
    http://handle.slv.vic.gov.au/10381/151218
     
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  4. 35Daicos

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    There's a wonderful amount of information on this page about various football awards of this type, but unfortunately it looks like they're still working on this particular award:- http://www.hardballget.net/afl-inter-club-awards.html

    Kennedy-McHale Cup Collingwood-Hawthorn tbd

    KENNEDY-McHALE CUP
    Awarded to the winner of premiership matches between Collingwood and Hawthorn. The cup honours two coaching legends; John Kennedy senior played 164 games for Hawthorn (1950-59) then coached Hawthorn and North Melbourne for 412 games, including VFL-AFL premierships in 1961, 1971 and 1976. Jock McHale played 261 games for Collingwood (1903-20) and coached the Magpies in 714 games (1912-49), which stood as the VFL-AFL record until Mick Malthouse surpassed this total in season 2015. McHale was involved in nine Collingwood premierships: one as a player, one as a playing-coach, and seven as coach.
     
  5. stemline

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    Yep, I got a lot of info off that site, but as you say, they haven't got much on this award.
     
  6. stemline

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    Great find, thanks.

    Out if interest, how did you find that? Is there a way to search across all the online AFL Records?
     
  7. 35Daicos

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    http://digital.slv.vic.gov.au/R

    If you go here ^ (or just where it says "Back to search" on the home page for the Record [ http://digital.slv.vic.gov.au/R/?func=collections&collection_id=1081 ]), select Football Record from the drop-down-box, put the dot in Exact then type in e.g. "Kennedy-McHale" it will bring up just that 2001 issue. If you then click on View it will take you to the page where "Kennedy-McHale" is mentioned.
     
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    Thanks, that'll be very useful.

    Cheers all.
     
  9. Rainier Wolfcastle

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    Thanks stemline for bringing this to our attention and 35Daicos cheers for posting that search method of the SLV digital Footy Record collection. It's cost me the past 7 hours digging up a bunch of new info... but I loved every minute of it!

    2001 has now been added as the start date for the Kennedy-McHale Cup: http://www.hardballget.net/afl-inter-club-awards.html

    Other new info now added:

    Alan Schwab Shield - start date amended from 1993 to 1994
    Col Austen Trophy - reasons for the award being inaugurated added to the description section
    Dyer-Richards Trophy - missing start date (1999) added
    Peter Crimmins Trophy - exact start date (1977) added plus further info about the award
    Polly Farmer Trophy - missing start date (1996) added
    T.M.Ferguson trophy - exact start date (1953) added

    There are still a few awards with current status TBC (e.g. Brent Crosswell Medal, Prime Minister's Cup), Gibbsy and I will update these when the info is uncovered.

    Cheers,
    Easty
     
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