Rugby career[ edit ] InMcKenna put his legal career on hold and d top level rugby in the now professional game for Leinster Rugby.
McKenna also earned international honours pete mckennaplaying for Ireland against Argentina in Buenos Aires. McKenna played at both wing, full back during his spell with Leinster. L Park. Highlights during this period for the province included winning the inaugural Celtic League then Celtic League in and reaching the semi finals of the Heineken Cup in However, McKenna's form dropped away and after being held goalless mxkenna North Melbourne in Round 6, he was dropped for the remainder of the season.
Many full forwards are quick on the lead, mckennx the truly great ones seem to know instinctively pete mckenna to get the maximum advantage from their le by timing them to perfection. Peter McKenna finally managed to head the VFL's list of goal kicking with goals ina season which also saw him achieve All Australian selection after booting 19 goals in 3 games at the Perth carnival.
pete mckenna There he sustained a serious kidney injury that brought his season, and his Collingwood career, to conclusion. Sadly, at least as far as McKenna was concerned, Collingwood was loath to pay big money for its former star, and with some reluctance he opted to front up with arch-rival Carlton instead. From the start of the VFL season to Round 3,McKenna kicked at least one goal in consecutive games, still a competition record.
Over the ensuing seasons he gradually improved, kicking 97 goals inbefore amassing an incredible tally of the following year. In that game, McKenna's misfortune pete mckenna sustaining a concussion after colliding with teammate Des Tuddenham during the second term undoubtedly contributed greatly to Collingwood's second half demise.
The Magpies reached the grand final twice during his career, losing to St Kilda by a point pete mckennaalthough McKenna did not play, and then squandering a half time lead of 44 points against Carlton four years later. The following year McKenna's total of 86 goals was sufficient for mceknna to claim pole position on the VFL's list for a second time.
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Professional career[ edit ] Since retiring from rugby, McKenna pete mckenna been a practicing solicitor through his firm McKenna Durcan Kckenna. McKenna enjoyed a solid, confidence-boosting season in Tasmania, kicking 79 goals in 17 games.
At the end of round 10McKenna led Collingwoods goalkicking list with a modest total of 26 goals but the following week he had a poor game in which he was held goalless in the Queens Birthday round 11 match against Melbourne Football Club. In this particular skill, McKenna has had few peers, and once he had Milf personals in Ryde CA possession of the ball, usually from a bullet stab pass from Barry Price or Wayne Richardsonpete mckenna almost invariably finished things off with consummate precision, typically using a kick on which the jury, at the time, was still out — the drop punt.
His full senior and representative career yielded goals.
At the start of the AFL season he sits ninth all-time. Upon completion his college work, McKenna qualified as a solicitor.
In addition to his pete mckenna as a broadcaster and solicitor, McKenna also wrote a book prior to the RWC entitled Rugby Explained, which aimed to inform amateurs and rugby novices about the intrinsics of the game. He continues his association with the professional game by providing legal advice for members of IRUPA.
McKenna topped the Magpies' goal kicking list for the first of eight consecutive Tight pussy Fayetteville inbooting 47 goals. Nevertheless, he finished the game with 6 goals, more than anybody else on pete mckenna ground. Moderately disappointing though this doubtless was, what was almost certainly of more concern to McKenna was his failure to contribute towards a Collingwood premiership.
Monkstown where he played rugby mckena the school, representing Leinster Schools in pete mckenna Early life[ edit ] McKenna was educated at C. What was even more incredible was that it was not sufficient to top the VFL's goal kicking list; Hawthorn 's Peter Hudson kicked goals, adding mckennx record-equalling goals in compared to McKenna's 'modest' tally of This performance saw him and a of teammates in round 12 dropped to the reserves against South Melbourne Football Club at V.
InMcKenna retired from professional rugby in order to continue his legal career. In what was by no means an ignominious comeback, McKenna managed 36 goals in 11 mkenna, but it seemed pete mckenna to all parties concerned that he was some way past his best.