|Irish name||Conchúr Ó Garmaile|
10 October 1980 |
Omagh, Northern Ireland
|Height||1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)|
|Nickname||The Block from the Rock|
|1997-||Carrickmore St. Colmcille's|
Conor Gormley (born 10 October 1980) is a Gaelic footballer from Carrickmore in County Tyrone. He is a three-time All-Ireland Senior Football Championship winner and All Stars Award winner in 2003, 2005 and 2008. He played for the Tyrone county football team.
Gormley has been one of the most consistent performers in a Tyrone jersey and was pivotal in the 2003, 2005 and 2008 All-Ireland winning Tyrone county teams.
His greatest moment in a Tyrone jersey came in the 2003 All-Ireland Senior Football Championship Final against Armagh. With two minutes remaining in the match, and Tyrone a vulnerable three points ahead, Steven McDonnell, who had already scored five goals in the Championship had picked up the ball in a very dangerous area, and was bearing down on goal. As he kicked the ball, Gormley made an outstanding diving block to prevent an almost certain goal.
In August 2006, Gormley suffered a double leg break in a club game. This ruled him out for the rest of the year, although he returned to action in 2007, and his performances earned him a Gaelic Players Association award.
Gormley made the Tyrone senior squad managed by Art McRory before he made the U-21 squad managed by current senior boss Mickey Harte.
Outside of football Conor Gormley is an electrician by trade.
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