Conor Gormley

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Conor Gormley
Personal information
Irish name Conchúr Ó Garmaile
Sport Gaelic Football
Position Centre Back
Born (1980-10-10) 10 October 1980 (age 36)
Omagh, Northern Ireland
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Nickname The Block from the Rock
Occupation Electrician
Club(s)
Years Club
1997- Carrickmore St. Colmcille's
Club titles
Tyrone titles 4
Inter-county(ies)
Years County
2001-2014 Tyrone
Inter-county titles
Ulster titles 4
All-Irelands 3
NFL 0
All Stars 3

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.

Playing career[edit]

Club[edit]

Gormley plays his club football for Carrickmore St. Colmcille's and has won four Tyrone Senior Championship medals with the club in 1999, 2001, 2004 and 2005.[1]

Inter-county[edit]

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.[2]

In August 2006, Gormley suffered a double leg break in a club game.[1][3] 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.[4]

Gormley made the Tyrone senior squad managed by Art McRory before he made the U-21 squad managed by current senior boss Mickey Harte.

Electrical work[edit]

Outside of football Conor Gormley is an electrician by trade.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Gormley set for March return to action". Archived from the original on 2012-07-19. Retrieved 2007-03-08. 
  2. ^ "History’s Red Hand". Archived from the original on 2008-09-21. Retrieved 2007-03-08. 
  3. ^ "Carrickmore hit by Gormley blow". BBC News. 2006-08-07. Retrieved 2007-03-08. 
  4. ^ "GPA reveal football awards". RTÉ News. 2007-10-30. Archived from the original on 2007-10-31. 
  5. ^ "Player Profiles - Tyrone". 2005 All-Ireland Final Match Programme. DBA Publishing. 2005-09-25.