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Guinane Medal for VFL Tigers best

Paddy Guinane played 146 games and kicked 216 goals for the Tigers in a career spanning 11 seasons.

Richmond has named its VFL Best and Fairest award in recognition of one of the most prominent father-son combinations in the Club’s history – Dan and Paddy Guinane.

The inaugural Guinane Medal will be presented at next Tuesday (September 30) night’s 2014 Jack Dyer Medal function to be held at Crown Casino.

Dan Guinane, a 179cm, 100kg defender, played 103 senior games with the Tigers from 1934-39 and 1942-43.  He was a member of the Richmond side that lost the 1942 Grand Final to Essendon.

In 1940-41, Guinane was playing coach of the Richmond reserves.

His son, Patrick, a 191cm, 95.5kg, key forward, played 146 games and kicked 216 goals for the Tigers in a career spanning 11 seasons, from 1958-68.

‘Paddy’ Guinane was vice-captain of Richmond’s drought-breaking 1967 premiership team and twice won the Club’s leading goalkicker award (1966 and 1968).

He is the oldest living Richmond premiership player, at 75 years and eight months of age.

Paddy also coached the Tigers’ under-19s in 1978-79 and then the reserves in 1980-81, before serving as a Club Board member from 1985-87, and again in 1989.