Paddy O'Rourke (Meath footballer)
|Irish name||Pádraig Ó Rúairc|
|Born||1990 (age 23–24)
|Height||1.95 m (6 ft 5 in)|
Patrick "Paddy" O'Rourke is an Irish Gaelic footballer who plays as a Forward for Senior Football Championship team Skryne and the Meath intercounty team. O'Rourke is the nephew of former Skryne and Meath player Colm O'Rourke and first cousin to current Meath player Shane O'Rourke. He played for the Skryne juvenile team at a young age and eventually became the Skryne senior team's first choice goalkeeper, aged 16. He has since moved outfield to a forward position. O'Rourke was top scorer on the 2010 SFC Skryne winning team.
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O'Rourke played for the Meath U21 football team up until 2010. He made his debut for the Meath senior team starting as a goalkeeper in a Leinster Quarter-finals game against Dublin on 7 June 2009. In 2010 O'Rourke was the starting goalkeeper for Meath, but was replaced by Trim's Brendan Murphy during the re-played Leinster Senior Football Championship game against Laois. O'Rourke played as a forward briefly for his county un til 2013 when David Gallagher retired.