John reflects on a lifetime in yellow and black
DUNKELD’S John Sheahan has spent some hours in the pool room recently, reflecting on his time in football which includes winning a VFL reserves premiership with Richmond.
The Richmond supporter was as proud as any after his side took out the 2017 AFL grand final two weeks ago, and has since reflected on his and his father’s time wearing the yellow and black.
John played 17 games with Richmond in 1962 after being picked up under the father/son rule.
His father, Maurie Sheahan, was a two-time premiership player with the Tigers in 1932 and 1934, playing at full-back.
The former Physical Education teacher, who kicked 129 goals in a season in the Millewa Football League at the age of 40, has his own pool room full of Richmond Football Club memorabilia. He is now planning to add to his collection after the Tigers took out the premiership against Adelaide.