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Saturday, 13 April 2019

Patriarch of AFL's famous Daniher clan dies


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The AFL's famous Daniher clan is in mourning after the death of its patriarch Jim.

The 90-year-old farmer died late Friday afternoon on the family's Hillview property at Ungarie in New South Wales.

The news broke early on Saturday afternoon, before Essendon's match against Brisbane at the MCG.

At the family's request, Essendon will wear black armbands at next Friday's game against North Melbourne.

"Essendon Football Club wishes to extend its deepest condolences to the Daniher family following the passing of James (Jim) Daniher late on Friday evening," the club said in a statement on Saturday.

https://twitter.com/essendonfc/status/1116907803417825280

Jim and wife Edna had four sons and seven daughters, with all four of their boys playing for the Bombers.

Terry, Neale, Anthony and Chris made history in 1990 when they all played for Essendon in the same game.

It is the only time four brothers have played in an AFL match.

"He was a farmer right until the very end. Died working with his boots on," Neale said of his dad.

"Learnt so much from Dad, not so much by what he said but what he did. His legacy will live on strong through his wife, Edna, their 11 children and families. Love you forever."

https://www.instagram.com/p/BwLeEVngdHs/

While Terry and Anthony started their AFL careers at South Melbourne - now Sydney - the Danihers' strongest link is to Essendon.

Terry captained the Bombers in their 1984-85 premierships.

Anthony's son Joe is now a key forward at Essendon.

The four brothers played 752 senior games, also an AFL record.

https://twitter.com/M_McCormackMP/status/1116890423790669824

- with AAP

The AFL's famous Daniher clan is in mourning after the death of its patriarch Jim.

The 90-year-old farmer died late Friday afternoon on the family's Hillview property at Ungarie in New South Wales.

The news broke early on Saturday afternoon, before Essendon's match against Brisbane at the MCG.

At the family's request, Essendon will wear black armbands at next Friday's game against North Melbourne.

"Essendon Football Club wishes to extend its deepest condolences to the Daniher family following the passing of James (Jim) Daniher late on Friday evening," the club said in a statement on Saturday.

https://twitter.com/essendonfc/status/1116907803417825280

Jim and wife Edna had four sons and seven daughters, with all four of their boys playing for the Bombers.

Terry, Neale, Anthony and Chris made history in 1990 when they all played for Essendon in the same game.

It is the only time four brothers have played in an AFL match.

"He was a farmer right until the very end. Died working with his boots on," Neale said of his dad.

"Learnt so much from Dad, not so much by what he said but what he did. His legacy will live on strong through his wife, Edna, their 11 children and families. Love you forever."

https://www.instagram.com/p/BwLeEVngdHs/

While Terry and Anthony started their AFL careers at South Melbourne - now Sydney - the Danihers' strongest link is to Essendon.

Terry captained the Bombers in their 1984-85 premierships.

Anthony's son Joe is now a key forward at Essendon.

The four brothers played 752 senior games, also an AFL record.

https://twitter.com/M_McCormackMP/status/1116890423790669824

- with AAP

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