Third generation to hit milestone

Western Eagles champion Nathan McNamara will continue an incredible family legacy when he notches up his 200th senior game at the Irrewillipe club.

Western Eagles’ Nathan McNamara will follow in the footsteps of his grandfather Martin, top right, and father Gerard, bottom right, when he plays his 200th senior game for the Irrewillipe club tomorrow.

McNamara’s grandfather Martin and father Gerard “Truck” McNamara both reached the 200-game milestone between the 1950s and 1990s for the Irrewillipe Football Club, which merged with Pirron Yallock to become the Eagles in 1996.

Tomorrow, Nathan will follow in their footsteps when he reaches the impressive milestone during the Eagles’ clash with Irrewarra-Beeac.

“My family were always involved at Irrewillipe, my dad and grandfather both played 200 games there so it’ll be pretty special to do the same,” McNamara said.

“It’s just a good family club, there is a lot of people putting in a lot of work behind the scenes, so I’ve always wanted to stay loyal and help the club out,” he said.

Incredibly, the Colac-based dairy farmer has stayed injury-free for the past six or seven years, missing just one game during that time due to a wedding.

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