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Season review: Ciaran Sheehan

Julian Trantino, Carlton Media  September 19, 2017 9:54 AM

Post-match | Ciaran Sheehan Carlton Media spoke to Ciaran Sheehan after his first game since 2014.

The Carlton Football Club embarked on the second stage of its journey under senior coach Brendon Bolton in 2017. 

After registering six wins, the Blues finished the season in 16th place on the ladder.

Despite falling four points short of its 2016 output, Carlton won more quarters in 2017, demonstrating the growth of the playing group in its second year with Bolton at the helm.

With the team now on a break, we’re analysing each player’s year in statistics. Here’s the review for Carlton rookie Ciaran Sheehan. 

GAMES 

Season 2017: 2

Career: 6 

GOALS

Season 2017: 0

Career: 0

KEY AFL STATISTICS (averages in brackets)

Disposals: 19 (9.5) Disposal efficiency (84.2 per cent) Marks: 5 (2.5) Metres gained: 260 (130) Intercepts: 10 (5) One-percenters: 7 (3.5)

OVERVIEW 

After a wretched run of injuries, hardworking Irish rookie Ciaran Sheehan finally had some luck in 2017. 

The 26-year-old missed just two VFL matches through injury, while breaking into the senior line-up for the first time since 2014. 

In his two games for Carlton this season, Sheehan could only rack up 19 disposals but was generally effective with a disposal efficiency of 84.2 per cent. 

Often playing a sweeping role, he averaged five intercepts. 

While he was unable to hold a spot in Carlton’s back six, Sheehan’s return was one of resilience and perseverance. 

Having been delisted at the end of the 2016 season, the Blues offered Sheehan a second chance via the rookie draft last year.

Currently out of contract, it remains to be seen whether the Irishman will be on Carlton’s list in 2018.