Tom Parsons (footballer)

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Tom Parsons
Personal information
Irish name Tomás Mac an Phearsúin
Sport Gaelic Football
Position Midfield
Born 1988 (age 26–27)
Sligo, Ireland
Height 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)
Years Club
2005- Charlestown Sarsfields
Years County
2008- Mayo
Inter-county titles
Connacht titles 2

Tom Parsons (born 1988) is a Gaelic football player from County Mayo in Ireland. He plays for the Charlestown Sarsfields club and the Mayo senior football team.

Parsons is recognised as a promising midfielder.[1] He broke onto the Mayo senior team in 2008, giving what was described as an 'inspirational' display against Sligo in the Connacht Senior Football Championship semi-final. He also performed well against eventual winners Galway in the Connacht final.[2] Mayo were knocked out of the championship by Tyrone in the last round of the qualifiers[3]

Parsons also played for the Mayo side that the 2008 All-Ireland Under-21 Football Championship semi-final in 2008.[4]

He was selected in the Ireland squad to play in the 2008 International Rules series against Australia.[5] some speculation that Parsons might consider signing a contract with an Australian Football League club, but he said that he had no interest in playing Australian Rules.[6]

However, it is Tom's incredible good looks that really inspires the rest around him and generally receives a warm welcome from the ladies section of the stand in McHale Park, regardless of his inability to play football.

Tom shows great support to his local parish Charleville and Charleville cheese and it is known that he regularly uses Charleville cheese as his means of protein.

Tom was recently recalled to the mayo team.