After just 12 months playing football, Oscar McInerney was recruited to VFL side Casey Scorpions ahead of the 2016 season. The 204 ruck quickly made an impression with his ability to cover the ground, accurate tap work and clean hands below the knees. With the Brisbane Lions needing to expand their tall stocks, McInerney was snatched up in the 2016 Rookie Draft.
After a year on the list, McInerney made his debut for the Lions in Round 6, 2018, going on to play the last 16 games for the season. Still raw, McInerney displays a strong presence in stoppages as well as showcasing the ability to go forward and kick goals, with a respectable 29 goals to his name.
In 2020, McInerney celebrated his 50th game and appears to be here for the long haul as he capably delivers the ball to his star studded midfield.