Outside midfielder | St Kevin’s College
27/08/98 | 183cm | 74kg
Little known Oliver Hanrahan has flown under the radar in 2016, playing in the same school team as Vic Metro stars Tim Taranto and Patrick Kerr. Hanrahan’s steller season at St Kevin’s College saw him then selected in the APS v AGSV game, before the AFL Victoria Young Guns game.
Hanrahan showed glimpses in both games and was one of the few names to take away from either occasions. However – it will be hard to analyse his season after only playing school football, before a late season Young Guns game coming off nearly a six week break without football.
Hanrahan wasn’t apart of a TAC Cup club set up with momentarily opting to following a promising junior cricket career. Anyone who did have a chance to see him for St Kevin’s College will understand why he has now come into AFL Draft calculations. He hit the scoreboard most weeks and feature in the best players in most games in a team that finished in third place in the APS school boy competiton – arguably the strongest in Australia.
Hanrahan played mostly across half forward and through the midfield at stages, certainly showing his ability for all to see in a midfield that included Taranto, Michael Romero, Lachlan Fogarty and Rhylee West.
The APS v AGSV game was one of his better for the season, booting four goals from half forward and always seeming dangerous no matter where he played, on half forward or in the midfield.
SCOUTING NOTES: APS v AGSV school boy game
The Young Guns game was again used by Hanrahan to showcase his potential and did his draft chances no harm. Despite not having played for over a month, he again was very creative and dangerous in the forward half of the ground, no doubt catching the eye of recruiters again.