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
Club(s)
Years Club
2005- Renard
Club Titles
Kerry titles 2
Inter-county(ies)
Years County Apps (scores)
2006- Kerry 39 (0-4)
Inter-county titles
Munster titles 4
All Irelands 3
NFL 2
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]

References[edit]

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

External links[edit]

Achievements
Preceded by
Andrew O'Sullivan
(Cork)
All-Ireland Under-21 Football Final
winning captain

2008
Succeeded by
Colm O'Neill
(Cork
Awards
Preceded by
Fintan Goold
(Cork)
Cadbury's Hero of the Future
2008
Succeeded by
Colm O'Neill
(Cork