Brendan Coulter

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Brendan Coulter
Personal information
Irish name Breandán Ó Coitáir
Sport Gaelic football
Position Midfield & Left Half Forward
Born (1982-06-07) 7 June 1982 (age 32)
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Nickname Benny
Years Club
1998- Mayobridge
Years County Apps (scores)
2000-Presant Down 55 (18–121)
Inter-county titles
Ulster titles 1
All Irelands 1
All Stars 1

Brendan "Benny" Coulter is a Gaelic footballer. He plays with the Down senior football team and his local club Mayobridge.[1]

Playing career[edit]

Coulter is regarded as one of the best attackers in present-day football.[1] He is Ulster's leading Championship goal scorer of all-time.

He won an Ulster Minor Championship Medal in 1999, and later that year won the All-Ireland Minor Football Championship with Down he scored 1-02 in the All Ireland Final. Down manager Pete McGrath selected Coulter to make his debut for the senior team that year, despite his youth.[2] He has since become one of Down's key players.[2] He has captained Down,[3] and has been described as the team's 'talisman'.[4]

Coulter was selected to represent Ireland in the International Rules Series five times, in 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008 and 2010. He has also won 4 Railway Cups he has also won U-12, U-14, U-16, Minor and Reserve League and Championship, and also won an All-Ireland Under-16 Football Championship with St Marks Warrenpoint.

Benny has won 8 county championship with his club Mayobridge and is one of the most iconic players to ever come from the Mourne county.

Coulter has admitted to being targeted by sledging while on the field of play.[5]

Coulter supports Liverpool F.C..




  1. ^ a b "Mayobridge see off Carrickmore". BBC News. 2004-11-21. Retrieved 2010-04-26. 
  2. ^ a b "Linden insists that Down hot-shot Coulter's time has come". Irish Independent. 2008-08-02. 
  3. ^ "Football: ..TODAY'S FOOTBALL NEWS". Sunday Mirror. 2006-03-26. [dead link]
  4. ^ "Tyrone v Down". RTÉ News. 2008-06-05. 
  5. ^ "Benny Coulter: ‘I’ve been the victim of GAA sledging’". The Score. 28 March 2012. Retrieved 28 March 2012. 

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Seán Ward
Down Senior Football Captain
Succeeded by
Liam Doyle
Sporting positions
Preceded by
Liam Doyle
Down Senior Football Captain
Succeeded by
Declan Rooney
Sporting positions
Preceded by
Ambrose Rodgers
Down Senior Football Captain
Succeeded by
Ambrose Rodgers