Eimear McDonnell

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Eimear McDonnell
Personal information
Irish name Eimear Ní Dhomhnaill
Sport Camogie
Position Right corner forward
Born Tipperary, Ireland
Club(s)*
Years Club Apps (scores)
Duharra ?
Inter-county(ies)**
Years County Apps (scores)
Tipperary ?
Inter-county titles
All-Irelands 5
All Stars 1
* club appearances and scores correct as of (16:31, 30 June 2010 (UTC)).
**Inter County team apps and scores correct as of (16:31, 30 June 2010 (UTC)).

Eimear McDonnell is a camogie player, winner of an All-Star award in 2005, a Lynchpin award, predecessor of the All Star awards, in 2003,[1] a Texaco award in 2003,[2] and five All Ireland medals in 1999, 2000, 2001, 2003 and 2004. She was previously nominated for an All Star award in 2004.[3]

Family background[edit]

She is a niece of Cork football manager Billy Morgan. Her sister Deirdre played on the University of Limerick team that won their second Ashbourne Cup in 2004.[4] Her brother Brian is a well-known GAA journalist.

Career[edit]

She played in eight successive All Ireland finals for Tipperary. In 2001, she scored 1-2 in Tipperary’s All-Ireland final win and she was selected as the RTÉ Player of the Match.[5] She scored a goal and had another controversially disallowed in 2002[6] and was player-of-the-match despite finishing on the losing team in 2003.[7] She had a penalty saved in 2004 when she laid off the match-winning goal for Joanne Ryan.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Camogie All Stars". Camogie.ie (Cumann Camógaíochta). 13 November 2009. Retrieved 30 June 2010. 
  2. ^ Irish Independent Nov 12 2003: Sportstars' day of delight
  3. ^ 2004 All Star nominations
  4. ^ 2004 final UL 6-5 UCD 1-8, O'Toole Park, Crumlin, RTÉ online
  5. ^ 2001 Tipperary 4-13 Kilkenny 1-6 All Ireland final reports in Irish Independent and Irish Times
  6. ^ 2002 Cork 4-9 Tipperary 1-9 All Ireland final reports in Irish Examiner, Irish Independent, and Irish Times
  7. ^ 2003 Tipperary 2-11 Cork 1-11 All Ireland final reports in Irish Examiner, Irish Independent, and Irish Times
  8. ^ 2004 Tipperary 2-11 Cork 0-9 All Ireland final reports in Irish Examiner, Irish Independent, [1] and 481 Rebelgaa.com

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