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Tower Hill Football Club : 14-June-2011
Tower Hill Football Club : 14-June-2011
Photographs supplied by Graeme Saunders

Commemorates the Tower Hill Football Club and its links to the local community for over 100 years. 

Originally known as the Killarney Football Club, the name was officially changed in 1877. At first football was played on a paddock belonging to a Peter Madden in Killarney - later at the "MCG" ("Mahoney's Cow Ground") in Killarney .

Tower Hill Football Club wore red and black jumpers. Vin Shanley recalls that they trained at Crossley (the ground-site now paddocks). They played against clubs from Port Fairy, Koroit, St Joseph's Warrnambool, Hawkesdale, Yambuk and Dennington. He recalls that "Daley's Groceries and Hardware" store would run a motorised bus which would cart goods around during the week and transport the footballers on weekends.  In Vin's era they were premiers in 1921 and grand-finalists in 1923.  
 

Location

Address:Mahoneys Road, Killarney, 3283
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -38.355597
Long: 142.307164
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Culture
Sub-Theme:Sport
Link:members.optusnet.com.au/shanleyhist…

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:2000
Front Inscription

Tower Hill Football Club

Remembered with gratitude by residents for the Camaraderie and Community Spirit by this club for over 100 years in this area.  2001

Source: MA
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