Declan Lally

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Declan Lally
Personal information
Irish name Déaglán Ó Maolalaidh
Sport Gaelic Football
Position Left Half Forward
Born Dublin, Ireland
Occupation Teacher
Years Club
St Brigid's
St Oliver Plunketts/ER
Club titles
Dublin titles 1
Leinster titles 1
Years College
College titles
Sigerson titles 1
Years County
2004–2012 Dublin
Inter-county titles
Leinster titles 5
All-Irelands 1

Declan Lally, or Déaglán Ó Maolalaidh, is an Irish Gaelic footballer who plays the left half forward position for the Dublin senior football team. Lally won 5 Leinster titles.

Playing career[edit]

Declan was on the DCU side that won the 2006 Sigerson Cup winning player of the match in the final.[1] He was also on the Dublin side that won the 2006 Leinster senior football championship against Offaly. Declan was on the winning sides for Dublin in the U21 Leinster football championship finals against Longford(2003) and Wicklow (2002) scoring goals in both finals. 2003s game proved to be the first time since 1974-75 that Dublin won back to back Leinster U-21 football championship titles. Dublin went on to win the 2003 U21 All-Ireland football championship. Declan studied Finance at NUI Maynooth and for his Masters in Dublin City University. Lally was on the winning side for the 2006 Railway Cup victory for Leinster against Connacht which was played in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. Declan was on Dublins winning team for the 2008 O'Byrne Cup winning team which defeated Longford in the final.[2] At the beginning of April 2008 Lally decided to take a break from intercounty football and to travel. In 2007 he worked in Ladyswell National School before taking up a position with Bank of Ireland.Declan then played for McAnespies in Boston, USA winning both the Boston and North American championships for the clubs second time ever.After spending a year in the UK Declan returned to Ireland to win an All Ireland with Dublin football team and is currently working as a primary school teacher in Dublin.


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