Conor Mortimer

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Conor Mortimer
Personal information
Sport Gaelic football
Position Right Corner Forward
Born County Mayo, Ireland
Club(s)
Years Club
Shrule-Glencorrib
Parnells
Inter-county(ies)
Years County
2000 - 2012 Mayo
Inter-county titles
Connacht titles 3
All Stars 1

Conor Mortimer is a Gaelic footballer He was a corner forward and has played for the Mayo senior football team, Connacht provincial team in the Railway Cup and club football for Shrule-Glencorrib in Mayo and later with Dublin club Parnells. He has also played college football for DCU and UUJ.[2] Mortimer has twice played in All-Ireland senior finals (2004 and 2006), losing both. He left the Mayo team in 2012, missing what would have been a third losing All-Ireland senior final appearance.


Playing career[edit]

Mortimer was a member of the 2004 and 2006 Mayo teams, both of which lost to Kerry in the All-Ireland Final. In 2006, Mortimer was the top scorer in the All-Ireland Senior Football Championship[3] (1-32) as Mayo took the Connacht title, came from behind to beat Dublin in the semi-final but were ultimately thrashed by Kerry in the 2006 All-Ireland Senior Football Championship Final. Rewarding his own great year, Mortimer was selected in the 2006 GAA Football All Stars and the GPA Gaelic Team of the Year.

Mortimer quit the Mayo football panel the week of the 2012 Connacht football final against Sligo after losing his place on the first team to Enda Varley.[4] Former manager John Maughan expressed regret that Mortimer still has much to offer the county cause.[5] A Mortimerless Mayo went on to reach the 2012 All-Ireland Senior Football Championship Final, which they lost to Donegal.[6][7] Conor is the all time leading championship scorer for Mayo.

Mortimer infamously paid to tribute to music icon Michael Jackson shortly after his death in the 2009 Connaught Final. He raised his jersey to reveal a t-shirt with the words 'RIP Micheal Jackson' after scoring Mayo's second goal to earn a one point win.[8] Despite scoring the winning goal Mortimer made national headlines

Family[edit]

Conor's brother Kenneth is a dual All Star recipient. Another brother, Trevor is a former member and captain of the Mayo Senior Football Panel.

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.hoganstand.com/mayo/ArticleForm.aspx?ID=115302
  2. ^ "Johnson and Mortimer on fire in battle of former champions". Irish Independent (Independent News & Media). 5 February 2009. Retrieved 5 February 2009. 
  3. ^ "Mayo's winter of discontent". Irish Independent (Independent News & Media). 11 December 2008. Retrieved 11 December 2008. 
  4. ^ "Mayo shock as Conor Mortimer opts off the county side ahead of Connacht final". RTÉ Sport. 11 July 2012. Retrieved 11 July 2012. 
  5. ^ "John Maughan: Mortimer is still good enough to aid Mayo cause". RTÉ Sport. 11 July 2012. Retrieved 11 July 2012. 
  6. ^ Moran, Seán (24 September 2012). "Donegal complete extraordinary voyage from nowhere to eternity". The Irish Times (Irish Times Trust). Retrieved 24 September 2012. 
  7. ^ Breheny, Martin (24 September 2012). "Murphy rocket sees Donegal strike gold". Irish Independent (Independent News & Media). Retrieved 24 September 2012. 
  8. ^ http://www.hoganstand.com/mayo/ArticleForm.aspx?ID=115302