Paul Finlay

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Paul Finlay
Personal information
Sport Gaelic Football
Position Right Half Forward
Born Monaghan, Ireland
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Nickname Jap
Years Club
Ballybay Pearse Brothers
Years College
IT Sligo
College titles
Sigerson titles 1
Years County
2003- Monaghan
Inter-county titles
Ulster titles 1
All-Irelands 0
All Stars 0

Paul Finlay is an Irish Gaelic footballer from County Monaghan. He plays his club football for Ballybay Pearses and his inter-county football for the Monaghan senior team.

Finlay is the son of former Monaghan footballer Kieran "Jap" Finlay.[1] He won an All-Ireland title with the Monaghan Vocational Schools and played a prominent role in Sligo IT's Sigerson Cup success in 2002.[1] He has also won Minor and Intermediate medals with Ballybay Pearses.[1] Finlay was first selected for the Monaghan senior team in 2003.[1] He is regarded as the team's playmaker[2] and played a starring role in their 2005 National Football League Division Two win, Monaghan's first national title in twenty years.[3] In 2008 Finlay was called up to the Ireland international rules football team as a replacement for Tommy Walsh of Kerry.[4]



  1. ^ a b c d [1][dead link]
  2. ^ 25/07/2008 - 08:48:29 (2008-07-25). "Monaghan make one change as Finlay returns". Thomas Crosbie Media. Retrieved 2009-01-07. 
  3. ^ "Monaghan claim stunning Division 2 victory". RTÉ. 2005-05-01. Retrieved 2009-01-07. 
  4. ^ "Finlay called up to Ireland squad". RTÉ. 2008-10-15. Retrieved 2009-01-07. 

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