Ambrose O'Donovan

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Ambrose O'Donovan
Personal information
Irish name Ambrós Ó Donnabháin
Sport Gaelic football
Position Midfield
Born (1962-06-11) 11 June 1962 (age 54)
Gneeveguilla, County Kerry
Height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Nickname Rosie
Years Club
1970s-1990s Gneeveguilla
Club titles
Kerry titles 0
Years County Apps (scores)
1984-1992 Kerry 26 (1-06)
Inter-county titles
Munster titles 4
All-Irelands 3
All Stars 0

Ambrose 'Rosie' O'Donovan (born 11 June 1962 in Gneeveguilla, County Kerry) is an Irish former sportsperson. He played Gaelic football with his local club Gneeveguilla and was a member of the Kerry senior inter-county team from 1984 until 1992. O'Donovan captained Kerry to the centenary-year All-Ireland title in 1984.

O'Donovan was captain of the Kerry team which won the 1984 'Centenary All-Ireland' All-Ireland Senior Football Championship.[1] O'Donovan was one of the youngest captains of an All Ireland winning side. He played alongside Jack O'Shea at midfield in two more successful campaigns during 1985 and 1986.

During his school years, he won two All-Ireland Vocational Schools medals with Kerry. He also won an All Ireland Minor medal in 1980.

O'Donoovan played club football with Gneeveguilla and won three O'Donoghue Cups in 1979, 1980 and 1983. He also helped the local club side win the Kerry Club Championship in 1980 beating formidable Kerry clubs such as Austin Stacks and Castleisland Desmonds.


Sporting positions
Preceded by
Diarmuid O'Donoghue
Kerry Senior Football Captain
Succeeded by
Páidí Ó Sé
Preceded by
Tommy Drumm
All-Ireland Senior Football
winning captain

Succeeded by
Páidí Ó Sé