Killian Young

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Killian Young
Killian Young Kerry.jpg
Personal information
Irish name Cillian de Shiún
Sport Gaelic Football
Position Centre Back
Born (1987-01-04) 4 January 1987 (age 27)
Tralee, Kerry
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Occupation Bank Official
Years Club
2005- Renard
Club Titles
Kerry titles 2
Years County Apps (scores)
2006- Kerry 39 (0-4)
Inter-county titles
Munster titles 4
All Irelands 3
All Stars 0

Killian Young (born 4 January 1987 in Renard, County Kerry) is an Irish sportsperson. He plays Gaelic football with his local club Renard, divisional side South Kerry and has been a member of the Kerry senior inter-county team since 2006.

Playing career[edit]

Having appeared for Kerry in the All-Ireland Minor Football Championship and All-Ireland Under-21 Football Championship, Young made his first Kerry senior championship appearance in 2006 and broke onto the team in 2007. He took over the number 7 jersey from Aidan O'Mahony after the latter moved to centre-back to replace Séamus Moynihan. Young played in this position in the National Football League and retained his place for the All-Ireland Senior Football Championship. He was a member of the Kerry team that won the Munster Senior Football Championship and then the overall All-Ireland championship. He also won the Young Player of the Year award. He added another winners medal in 2009 when Kerry once again over came old rivals Cork in the final. In 2010 he was captain of the Kerry team that overcame UCC in the McGrath Cup final.

In 2008, Young captained Kerry to victory in the All-Ireland Under-21 Football Championship.[1]


  1. ^ Kerry 2-12 Kildare 0-11. RTÉ Sports TV story, found at [1]. Accessed May 24, 2008.

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Preceded by
Andrew O'Sullivan
All-Ireland Under-21 Football Final
winning captain

Succeeded by
Colm O'Neill
Preceded by
Fintan Goold
Cadbury's Hero of the Future
Succeeded by
Colm O'Neill