Mickey O'Connell

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Mickey O’Connell
Personal information
Irish name Micheal Ó Conaill
Sport Hurling
Position Midfield
Born January 1977
Limerick, Ireland
Club(s)
Years Club
Midleton
Club titles
Cork titles 0
Inter-county(ies)*
Years County Apps (scores)
1999-2006 Cork 19 (0-26)
Inter-county titles
Munster titles 3
All-Irelands 1
NHL 0
All Stars 0
*Inter County team apps and scores correct as of 23:02, 4 August 2014.

Michael "Mickey" O'Connell (born January 1977) is an Irish hurler who played as a midfielder for the Cork senior team.[1]

Born in Limerick, O'Connell first excelled at hurling whilst at school at Midleton CBS Secondary School. He arrived on the inter-county scene at the age of eighteen when he first linked up with the Cork minor team, before later joining the under-21 side. He made his senior debut during the 1999 championship. O'Connell went on to play a key part for Cork, and won one All-Ireland medal and three Munster medals.

As a member of the Munster inter-provincial, O'Connell lined out with the team on a number of occasions, however, he never won a Railway Cup medal. At club level he enjoyed a lengthy career with Midleton.

Throughout his career O'Connell made 19 championship appearances. After initially leaving the Cork panel after the 2001 championship, O'Connell made a number of comebacks before eventually retiring prior to the start of the 2006 championship.[2][3][4][5]

In retirement from playing O'Connell has become involved in coaching as a selector with various Midleton club teams.

Honours[edit]

Team[edit]

Midleton CBS
Cork

References[edit]

  1. ^ Crowe, Dermot (8 August 1999). "A taste of the bitter motivates O'Connell". Irish Independent. Retrieved 5 August 2014. 
  2. ^ "First outing for O'Grady's new Cork panel". RTÉ Sport. 6 January 2003. Retrieved 5 August 2014. 
  3. ^ Moynihan, Michael (8 January 2005). "O’Connell no longer part of Cork plans". Irish Examiner. Retrieved 5 August 2014. 
  4. ^ Cahill, Jackie (13 December 2005). "GAA: Rebels to take Mickey in 2006; O'Connell back in Cork contention". Irish Mirror. Retrieved 5 August 2014. 
  5. ^ "O'Connell returns for Cork hurlers". RTÉ Sport. 16 February 2006. Retrieved 5 August 2014.