Did you know Conor McKenna is a professional rules footballer playing in Australia? This piece lets you know Conor McKenna’s net worth, parents, family, age, height, wife, partner and other information you need. But then, who is Conor McKenna?
|Net Worth||$5 million|
Conor McKenna is an Irish Gaelic football and Australian rules football player. He currently plays professional Australian rules football for Brisbane Lions in the AFL. McKenna previously played Australian rules football for Essendon in the Australian Football League (AFL) and Gaelic football for Eglish St Patrick’s and Tyrone. He won the All-Ireland Senior Football Championship playing for Tyrone in 2021.
Conor McKenna was born on March 28, 1996 (age 27 years) in County Tyrone, Northern Ireland, and grew up in the village of Benburb near Dungannon. There he played Gaelic football for Eglish St Patrick’s and the Tyrone county team (minor level). He played a starring role in Tyrone’s run to the 2012 All-Ireland Minor Football Championship Final.
In December 2013, 18-year-old McKenna attracted interest from several AFL clubs when he was spotted at a talent combine in Ireland. Ten months later, on 3 October 2014, Essendon secured McKenna to a two-year deal as a Category B rookie. He made his AFL debut against Richmond at the Melbourne Cricket Ground in round 22, 2015, and kicked a goal with his first kick. He re-signed with Essendon at the end of 2017 with a new four-year contract.
On 20 June 2020, McKenna tested positive for COVID-19. This resulted in the postponement of the match scheduled for the following day between Essendon and Melbourne. One other player was quarantined due to close contact during training. McKenna had another COVID-19 test on 22 June which was confirmed as negative in the evening of 23 June.
Conor McKenna remained in quarantine pending a further test later in the week. During this time McKenna was subjected to an intense trial by the media, abused on social media, and became a public villain in the country, treatment which provoked much criticism.
Geelong footballer Zach Tuohy described the official and media abuse directed at McKenna as “disgraceful” and “outrageous”. In Ireland, it was also suggested that “stars of the future that may be tempted to pursue a life in the AFL Down Under, may reconsider”.
On 8 September 2020, McKenna announced his retirement and return to Ireland after 79 games played. Though he had a contract until 2021, McKenna parted on good terms with the club, its representatives, and supporters, stating: “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. I will miss my teammates and coaches and I want to thank the Bomber fans for their support across the journey too. I will always wish the boys well and hope they see success in the not-too-distant future”.
Conor McKenna told the local ABC outlet that “the way the media works in Melbourne there doesn’t seem to be [repercussions]. There’s just a free-for-all to say whatever you want. If there are no repercussions, they’ll just continue to do that and treat players like a piece of meat”.
After returning home and resuming his Gaelic football career, he told the Irish Examiner: “I think [the media] it’s a very negative thing over there… No matter if it’s true, they want to be the first person to say it, no matter what it is”, but described an apology as not “something that I was looking for… it didn’t make much difference at that stage”.
The following month, McKenna made his first start for Tyrone against Donegal as the 2020 National Football League resumed after a long suspension caused by the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on Gaelic games. Donegal defender Stephen McMenamin fouled McKenna to concede a penalty in that game but Donegal won by four. In his second game McKenna scored two goals that helped relegate Mayo, in what was that county’s first time to be knocked out of the top flight in 23 years.
Conor McKenna scored two goals in the 2021 All-Ireland Senior Football Championship semi-final defeat of Kerry. When Tyrone then defeated Mayo in the 2021 All-Ireland Senior Football Championship Final, McKenna became the fourth former AFL player to win the Sam Maguire Cup (and the first since Tadhg Kennelly in 2009).
McKenna confirmed his intention to resume his AFL career in 2023, signing with the Brisbane Lions ahead of the 2023 AFL season. He made his Brisbane debut against Port Adelaide in Round 1, kicking one goal and racking up 20 disposals in a 54-point defeat.
His remarkable achievements have earned him some luxurious lifestyles and some fancy car trips. He is one of the richest and most influential professional rules football players in Australia. Conor McKenna stands at an appealing height of 1.84m and has a good body weight which suits his personality.
Conor McKenna Wife
As of September 2023, Conor McKenna is not married and has no ex-wife. The rules footballer rarely speaks about his personal life.
Conor McKenna Salary
Conor McKenna’s salary per month and other career earnings are over $305,000 dollars annually.
Conor McKenna Net Worth
How much is Conor McKenna worth? Conor McKenna’s net worth is estimated at around $5 million. His main source of income is from his primary work as a professional rules football player.