Aidan O'Shea (Mayo footballer)

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Aidan O'Shea
Personal information
Irish name Aodán Ó Sé
Sport Gaelic Football
Position Centre Forward
Born (1990-06-19) 19 June 1990 (age 27)
Mullingar, Ireland
Height 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)
Club(s)
Years Club
2007– Breaffy
Colleges(s)
Years College
DIT
College titles
Sigerson titles 1
Inter-county(ies)
Years County
2009– Mayo
Inter-county titles
Connacht titles 6
All Stars 2

Aidan O'Shea (born 19 June 1990) is a Gaelic footballer for the Mayo senior team. He plays his club football for Breaffy and is captain of the senior team at Breaffy.

Career[edit]

O'Shea made his debut for the Mayo seniors against New York in 2009 and since then has been one of Mayo's best players, winning an All-Star in 2013 and playing in midfield in two All-Ireland football finals, the 2012 decider, which Mayo lost by 0-13 to 2-11 against Donegal and the 2013 decider, which Mayo lost by 1-14 to 2-12 against Dublin.[1][2][3] In 2013, his man-of-the-match display drove Mayo to a 16-point victory in a rematch against 2012 conquerors Donegal at the All-Ireland quarter-final stage.[4] He was afterwards refused entry at one of Dublin's biggest nightclubs.[5][6] He was awarded the GAA's Player of the Month for August 2013.[7]

He played in the first Test for Ireland against Australia in the 2013 International Rules Series, but club commitments ruled him out of the second Test.[8][9] He is suspected of being concussed up to seven times.[10] In 2016 Mayo were denied another All-Ireland title by just one point to Dublin after a replay on 1 October. Coincidentally the following year Mayo lost again against Dublin in the 2017 All-Ireland Senior Football Championship Final by another one-point margin.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Donegal 2-11 0-13 Mayo". BBC Sport. 23 September 2012. Retrieved 4 October 2012. 
  2. ^ "Murphy rocket sees Donegal strike gold". Irish Independent. 24 September 2012. Retrieved 4 October 2012. 
  3. ^ "Dublin 2-12 Mayo 1-14". RTÉ Sport. RTÉ. 22 September 2013. Retrieved 22 September 2013. 
  4. ^ "Champions Donegal stunned by Mayo rampage". Irish Independent. 4 August 2013. Retrieved 4 August 2013. 
  5. ^ "Mayo GAA star Aidan O'Shea 'thanks' Dublin nightclub after he's refused entry". Irish Independent. 5 August 2013. Retrieved 5 August 2013. 
  6. ^ "'I was always geared to do this' - Aidan O'Shea". Irish Independent. 18 September 2013. Retrieved 18 September 2013. 
  7. ^ "O'Shea and Kelly win GAA/GPA Player Awards". GAA website. 11 September 2013. Archived from the original on 27 September 2013. Retrieved 15 September 2013. 
  8. ^ "Ireland 57-35 Australia". RTÉ Sport. RTÉ. 19 October 2013. Retrieved 19 October 2013. 
  9. ^ "Two changes to Ireland panel ahead of second Test". RTÉ Sport. RTÉ. 22 October 2013. Retrieved 22 October 2013. 
  10. ^ Fogarty, John (14 January 2015). "Aidan O'Shea has suffered up to seven concussions in career". Examiner. Retrieved 14 January 2015.