Conor McManus

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Conor McManus
Personal information
Sport Gaelic Football
Position Left Corner Forward
Born Monaghan, Ireland
Height 6 ft (183 cm)
Nickname Mansie
Club(s)
Years Club
Cluain Tiobraid
Club titles
Monaghan titles 5
Inter-county(ies)
Years County
2005- Monaghan
Inter-county titles
Ulster titles 2
All-Irelands 0
NFL 2
All Stars 2

Conor McManus is a Gaelic footballer for Monaghan.[1]

After winning the 2013 Ulster Senior Football Championship with Monaghan,[2] he was hauled down by Sean Cavanagh in sight of goal in the All-Ireland quarter-final, with Monaghan losing only by two points in the end.[3] McManus was later named in the 23-man Ireland squad for the 2013 International Rules Series against Australia.[4] He scored two goals in the second Test at Croke Park and won the man of the match award, as Ireland romped to a record-breaking victory.[5][6] On 8 November 2013, McManus won an All Star at corner-forward. He added a second All Star in 2015 after winning his second Ulster Championship that year, having scored 1-26 in just four matches. During a club match with Clontibret in Spring 2014, he suffered a knee injury that kept him out until the Ulster Football Championship Quarter Final against Tyrone. He won another County Championship medal as Clontibret came back from a 5-point deficit to win 1-10 to 1-09 against favourited Scotstown.[7] McManus enjoyed what many believe to have been his finest hour in the 2015 Ulster Final when, despite being marked tightly by the Donegal defence, he managed to score six points in an 0-11 to 0-10 win for the Farney Men. McManus also scored 0-12 in a 1-14 to 0-16 loss to All-Ireland champions Dublin in the National League Division 1 on February 27, 2016 in what was regarded by many pundits as one of the greatest individual performances seen in Croke Park in a long time. He was the top scorer in that year's National League, scoring an impressive 2-43. As of 30/7/17, McManus has scored 2-27 in this year's All-Ireland Championship, including 0-10 against Down in the Qualifier Round 4B tie at headquarters.

Again selected for Ireland in the 2015 International Rules Test, McManus won the GAA Medal as the Irish player of the series in a team which was defeated by 10 points against Australia.[8]

Honours[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Tyrone overcome Monaghan in a heated affair". The Score. 3 August 2013. Archived from the original on 2 December 2013. Retrieved 15 October 2013. 
  2. ^ "Pictures: Monaghan claim Ulster glory to scenes of sheer joy". JOE.ie. 21 July 2013. Archived from the original on 30 July 2013. Retrieved 21 July 2013. 
  3. ^ Cole, Brendan (23 August 2013). "Conor McManus: Straight red for cynical fouls would curb 'win at all costs' attitude". RTÉ Sport. RTÉ. Retrieved 23 August 2013. 
  4. ^ "Panel named for International Rules Test". Irish Examiner. 14 October 2013. Retrieved 15 October 2013. 
  5. ^ "Paul Earley hails Ireland's ruthless streak against Australia". RTÉ Sport. RTÉ. 27 October 2013. Retrieved 27 October 2013. 
  6. ^ "Ireland 116-37 Australia". RTÉ Sport. RTÉ. 26 October 2013. Retrieved 26 October 2013. 
  7. ^ "MDMA and Tony Kelly scoop top gongs at GAA GPA All Star Awards". Irish Independent. 8 November 2013. Retrieved 8 November 2013. 
  8. ^ "Ireland go down fighting in Perth". GAA.ie. Gaelic Athletic Association. 22 November 2014. Archived from the original on 25 November 2014. Retrieved 23 November 2014.