McInerney has made a quick transition into the AFL, just 12 months after playing with Montrose in the Eastern Football League. The 204 centimetre Ruckman was recruited to VFL club Casey Scorpions for 2016, quickly making an impression with his ability to cover the ground, accurate tap work and clean hands below the knees. Winner of the A. Todd Medal for the best player in the AFL Victoria Development League, McInerney featured in the Scorpions’ VFL Finals campaign and attended the NAB AFL State Combine before he was selected by Brisbane with pick 37 in the 2016 NAB AFL Rookie Draft. With the Lions needing to expand their tall stocks, McInerney is capable of making another quick step up to the ruck role at AFL level.
Oscar made his debut for the Lions in Round 6 where he had 7 disposals, 9 hit-outs and 3 tackles. Since debuting, Oscar has shown great presence in stoppages as well as down forward. Considering where he was only 18 months ago, he has seen phenomenal development in his game – a great prospect for the Lions’ side.