Pascal McConnell

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Pascal McConnell
Personal information
Irish name Pascal Mac Dhónaill
Sport Gaelic Football
Position Goalkeeper
Born (1980-04-10) 10 April 1980 (age 34)
Tyrone
Height 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Nickname Packie
Club(s)
Years Club
1999– Newtownstewart St. Eugene's
Inter-county(ies)
Years County
1999–2013 Tyrone
Inter-county titles
Ulster titles 5
All-Irelands 3
NFL 1
All Stars 0

Pascal McConnell is an All-Ireland-winning former Gaelic footballer for Tyrone, who last competed with John Devine and Niall Morgan to be first choice goalkeeper for Tyrone.

In 1998, McConnell played alongside Stephen O'Neill in the MacRory Cup semi-final for Omagh CBS.

His older brother is Tyrone's great All Star-winning goalkeeper of the nineties, Finbar McConnell.

In November 2013, McConnell announced his retirement from inter-county football.[1] On retiring he said "There is a big commitment required in order to stay performing at the top level and I feel the time is right to bow out and start a new chapter in my life, I have absolutely no regrets from my playing career with Tyrone although I suppose if I was a bit greedy I would say that I felt that we could have won the All Ireland in 2009 and 2010."[2][3] His retirement from inter-county football left Conor Gormley, Dermot Carlin, Stephen O'Neill and Sean Cavanagh as the only remaining links to the Tyrone team that won the county's first All-Ireland senior title in 2003.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Tyrone goalkeeper Pascal McConnell retires". RTÉ Sport. 25 November 2013. Retrieved 25 November 2013. 
  2. ^ "Tyrone's Pascal McConnell retires from inter-county football". Irish Independent. 25 November 2013. Retrieved 25 November 2013. 
  3. ^ "Pascal's superb decade at an end". Belfast Telegraph. 25 November 2013. Retrieved 25 November 2013. 
  4. ^ "Cavanagh to skipper Tyrone as McConnell retires". Hogan Stand. 25 November 2013. Retrieved 25 November 2013.