Justin McMahon

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Justin McMahon
Personal information
Sport Gaelic Football
Position Full Back
Born Omagh, Tyrone
Height 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)
Nickname Justy
Occupation Student
Club(s)
Years Club
Omagh St. Enda's
Inter-county(ies)
Years County Apps (scores)
2007- Tyrone 6 (2)
Inter-county titles
Ulster titles 3
All Irelands 1
NFL 0
All Stars 1

Justin McMahon is an All-Ireland Senior Football Championship-winning Tyrone Gaelic footballer. In 2006, he captained the Tyrone Under 21 team in their Ulster Championship-winning campaign,[1] and has lived up to expectation and has graduated to the senior squad, joining his older brother, Joe.[2][3]

He made his senior debut for Tyrone in the National Football League second round against Fermanagh. He scored a point in his debut.[3] He played Full Back for the Tyrone All Ireland winning team in 2008, and managed to mark Kerry's Kieran Donaghy out of the game, rendering him scoreless.[4]

He is also part of the Omagh St. Enda's Senior team, playing as a forward,[5] and his efforts in 2006 have been rewarded with a nomination for the Tyrone All Stars, one of two Omagh men to meet that standard.[6]

In early 2007, Justin was nominated as the Ulster Herald Sports Personality of the Year for 2006, having been the newspaper's Sports Personality of March, when he had captained Tyrone's U-21 Ulster Championship success.[7]

He played in the MacRory Cup for Omagh CBS in 2004, and captained the team to the semi-final,[1] and while at university, he played for St. Mary's in the 2007 Dr. McKenna Cup.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Derry 1-07 0-12 Tyrone". BBC News. 2006-04-15. Retrieved 2007-02-04. 
  2. ^ "Joe Cool bubbling over with ambition". Retrieved 2007-02-04. 
  3. ^ a b "Tyrone 0-14 0-08 Fermanagh". BBC News. 2007-02-10. Retrieved 2007-02-12. 
  4. ^ Colm O'Rourke (2008-09-28). Triumph and tragedy have welded this Tyrone team together. Irish Independent. Retrieved 2008-10-03. 
  5. ^ "Ulster Herald Sports Personality of the Year". Retrieved 2007-02-04. [dead link]
  6. ^ "Fifty nominees shortlisted for Tyrone All-Star awards". Retrieved 2007-02-04. 
  7. ^ "Ulster Herald Sports Personality of the Year". Retrieved 2007-02-04. [dead link]
  8. ^ Monaghan 2-16 0-11 St Mary's. BBC Sport. 2007-01-14. Retrieved 2008-10-03.