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On Tuesday, Australian rules footballer Conor McKenna announced his retirement from his AFL career. He played for the Essendon Football Club in AFL. Conor was a big star in the AFL and was always taken into consideration when the AFL betting tips were written. The announcement
came at a crucial time and shocked many fans.
In the morning, Mr. McKenna told his teammates of his decision to immediately end his career, with the 79-game player preparing to return home to Ireland.
In the lead up to the club’s clash with Melbourne, Mr. McKenna tested positive with coronavirus. He returned to Ireland during the COVID-19 shutdown, to be with his family.
It forced the game to be postponed with Mr. McKenna, and forced teammate James Stewart to remove himself from the club. Following his retirement, the Irishman said,
I do really feel the time is now right for me to return home to Ireland,
I’ve made no secret of the fact that at some point, I’d want to be returning home to my family and I’ve been weighing up the decision recently. It’s been a difficult year for everyone, but it’s also been a chance to take stock and weigh up several things in my life, so the time is right.
I will always be grateful for Essendon’s support of both myself and my family since I arrived at the club from the other side of the world at the end of 2014.
At some point in the future, Mr. McKenna had been tipped to go back to Ireland but was signed at Essendon until 2021.
Anyways, let’s get to know more about the Australian rule footballer, Conor McKenna, through his wiki-bio. Discover his wiki, bio, age, height, nationality, married, wife (if any), salary, and net worth 2020.
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|Full Name||Conor McKenna|
|Birthdate||28 March 1996|
|Birthplace||County Tyrone, Northern Ireland|
|Age||24 years old|
|Height||184 cm (6 ft 0 in)|
|Weight||88 kg (194 lb)|
|Profession||former Australian rules footballer|
Full Name/Birth Name
How old is Conor McKenna?
Born in the year 1996, Conor McKenna is currently 24 years old. He celebrates his birthday every year on the 28th of March.
How tall is Conor McKenna?
Australian rules footballer Conor McKenna stands at a tall height of 6 feet 0 inches i.e. 1.84 m.
Conor McKenna Nationality
Conor McKenna is active on social media platforms including Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. He runs his Instagram under the name (conor.mckenna.75) and has more than 21 thousand followers.
Besides, Mr. McKenna joined Twitter in May 2012. He has over 3 thousand followers right now. Follow Conor McKenna on his Twitter account (@CMckenna7).
Is Conor McKenna married or still single? Wife, Girlfriend?
As of now, there are neither news nor rumors regarding Conor McKenna’s married life and wife. So, we can assume that the Australian Rules footballer is currently single.
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Scrolling through his Instagram posts, there seems to be no such girl whom we can speculate as to his girlfriend. Nevertheless, stay tuned to get the latest updates on Conor McKenna.
What’s Conor McKenna’s salary and net worth?
Until the announcement on 8 September 2020, the Australian rules footballer Mr. McKenna played 79 games so far.
As of 2020, Conor McKenna’s net worth is under review. But it is estimated to be approximately $1 Million – $5 Million dollars.
The AFL and AFL Players Association agreed in June 2017 on a new CBA deal that resulted in a 20 percent increase in players salaries.
The six-year contract, which starts in 2017 and expires in 2022, means the average player’s salary increases from $309,000 to $371,000 and the player’s salary limit increases from $10.37 m to $12.45 m.
Conor McKenna Wiki Facts
- Conor McKenna grew up in the village of Benburb.
- Despite the lack of information on his parents and family, Conor often posts pictures of his family on his Instagram
- His parents are – Sheila (mother) and Pat (father).
- Conor also has a sister named Kerri McKenna.
- There he played Gaelic football the Tyrone minors and Eglish St. Patrick’s GAC
- McKenna played a leading role in Tyrone’s run to the final of the All-Ireland Minor Football Championship in 2012.
- The then 18-year-old McKenna drew attention from many AFL clubs in December 2013 when he was spotted at a talent combine in Ireland.
- Mr. McKenna made his AFL debut in round 22, 2015 against Richmond on the Melbourne Cricket Ground.
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