Charlie Redmond

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Charlie Redmond
Personal information
Irish name Cathal Mac Réamainn
Sport Gaelic football
Position Forward
Born Dublin, Ireland
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Occupation Firefighter
Years Club
? Erins Isle
Club Titles
Dublin titles 2
Leinster titles 1
Years County
1983- ? Dublin
Inter-county titles
Leinster titles 7/8
All-Irelands 1
All Stars 3

(Charles) Charlie Redmond is a Dublin-born former Gaelic footballer for Dublin and current manager of Trinity Gaels seniors.

Redmond is a firefighter by profession and has featured in the Dublin fire brigade Halloween health and safety campaign. In 2007, the Irish language television station TG4 did a documentary on Charlie Redmond and his football career.[1] He was a clinical free kick taker for Dublin, and would often precede his kick by habitually licking his gloves three times and taking seven steps back and two to the left before running up to kick the ball.

Playing career[edit]

Redmond received three All Stars for his performances with Dublin, in 1993, 1994 and in his only all-Ireland winning year with Dublin in 1995. He scored a goal in the 1995 All-Ireland final win over Tyrone which ended on a scoreline of 1-10 to 0-12; later in the same game he was controversially sent off, with the referee showing him the red card twice as he apparently did not see it the first time. He also was on Dublin's winning side when Dublin won the National Football League in 1991 against neighbours Kildare, the game finished on a scoreline of 1-09 to 0-10. His second National Football League title was in 1993 when Dublin beat Donegal 0-10 0-6 in the replay of the final. Redmond missed from the penalty spot on three critical occasions, the 1988 Leinster final and the 1992 and 1994 All-Ireland finals which made the goal in the 1995 final all the more precious. Charlie was on the panel when Dublin won the 1983 All-Ireland.

Redmond won two Dublin Senior Football Championship medals with Erins Isle. He won the first in 1993 and, after appearing in the final on three occasions again, he finally won his second medal in 1997.


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