Brian Stynes

Image DOB: 29 September 1971

Debut: Round 10, 1992 against North Melbourne at MCG
Last Game: Round 11, 1992 against Carlton at Waverley

From: Dublin, selection #83 1988 National Draft

Number: 32 and 59 (1989 Reserves), 59 (1990 Reserves)), 49 (1991 Reserves)), 49 (1992)

Games: 2
Goals: 0
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The younger brother of Jim was the youngest Irish player recruited to a VFL team, arriving in Australia in December 1988. He spent three seasons in the Under 19s and Reserves, playing the last five Seconds games of 1989, as well as following his brother's lead of being loaned to VFA side Prahran.

After around 80 combined games in the club's lower grades, Stynes debuted in the middle of Melbourne's disappointing 1992 season, but only remained in the side for two weeks. He had injury trouble during his career, undergoing five operations in his four years at the club, and was delisted at the end of 1992.

Stynes moved to Port Melbourne in 1993 and played in a Grand Final but also filled in with the Melbourne Reserves. After being linked with Sydney they overlooked him in the National Draft, and unwilling to wait for the pre-season draft Stynes returned to Ireland. He made his senior debut with Dublin in 1994, winning an All-Ireland Final with them the next year, and later playing against against Australia in several International Rules games.

A third brother David played in the Melbourne Reserves during 1997.

1991 200

The Irish Experiment

Inside Football - 04/10/1989
Age - 24/05/1992
Age - 05/11/1992
Irish Times - 14/09/1994
Age - 26/04/1998

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