Martin Carney

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Martin Carney
Personal information
Irish name Máirtín Ó Cearnaigh (Mairtín Óg)
Sport Gaelic football
Born Ballyshannon, County Donegal, Ireland
Years Club
? - ? ?
Years County
? - ? Donegal/Mayo
Inter-county titles
Ulster Connaght titles 6 2 4

Martin Carney (Irish: Máirtín Ó Cearnaigh) is a Gaelic games commentator for RTÉ and TV analyst with The Sunday Game.

Early life[edit]

Born in Bundoran, County Donegal, although he was raised in Ballyshannon, Carney was educated at Saint Eunan's College, Letterkenny, and is the older brother of former college president Michael Carney.


Carney is a former inter-county footballer for Donegal and Mayo.

In 2002 and 2003, he was one of the selection team for the Coca-Cola International Rules Series.

Carney emerged as favourite to take over from John Maughan as manager of the Mayo senior football side but quickly ruled himself out of contention. John O'Mahony became manager, with Carney acting as a statistician and video analyst.

He has experience of management with Mayo in the past, taking the U21 football side to two All-Ireland finals in 1995 and 1995, both which they failed to win, as the minors did in 1991 also.[1]

He also starred in the 2001 film On the Edge.[2]


  1. ^ "Mayo to consider Kearns". RTÉ Sport. 5 September 2005. Retrieved 5 September 2005. 
  2. ^ "Martin Carney". IMDb. 

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