Don Davis (Gaelic footballer)

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Don Davis
Personal information
Irish name Dónall Dáibhís
Sport Gaelic football
Position Full-forward
Born 1969
Skibbereen, County Cork, Ireland
Occupation Garda Síochána
Club(s)
Years Club
O'Donovan Rossa
Club titles
Cork titles 1
Munster titles 1
All-Ireland Titles 1
Inter-county(ies)*
Years County Apps (scores)
1993-2000 Cork 23 (1-11)
Inter-county titles
Munster titles 4
All-Irelands 0
NFL 1
All Stars 0
*Inter County team apps and scores correct as of 13:52, 9 March 2014.

Don Davis (born 1969) is an Irish retired Gaelic footballer who played as a full-forward for the Cork senior team.[1]

Born in Skibbereen, County Cork, Davis first played competitive Gaelic football whilst at school at St. Fachtna's De La Salle Secondary School. He arrived on the inter-county scene at the age of seventeen when he first linked up with the Cork minor team, before later lining out with the under-21 side. He made his senior debut in the 1993 championship. Davis went on to play a key role for the team over the next seven years, winning four Munster medals and one National Football League medal. He was an All-Ireland runner-up on two occasions.

Davis was a member of the Munster inter-provincial team on one occasion, however, he ended his career without a Railway Cup medal. At club level he is an All-Ireland medallist with O'Donovan Rossa. He has also won one Munster and one championship medal.

His brother Tony was a two-time All-Ireland medallist with Cork.

Throughout his career Davis made 23 championship appearances for Cork. He retired from inter-county football following the conclusion of the 2000 championship.

Davis is widely regarded as one of Cork's greatest-ever Gaelic footballers. He has often been voted onto teams made up of the sport's greats, including at centre-forward on a special Cork team made up of players never to have won an All-Ireland medal.[2]

In retirement from play Davis has become involved in coaching and team management. In 2013 he was named as a selector as part of Brian Cuthbert's management team for the Cork senior footballers.[3]

Honours[edit]

Playing honours[edit]

O'Donovan Rossa
Cork

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hogan, Vincent (10 May 2007). "Davis dons the mantle of Cork's grand master". Irish Independent. Retrieved 8 March 2014. 
  2. ^ "Best Cork Footballers Never to Win All-Irelands... The Results". The Score website. 27 November 2013. Retrieved 8 March 2014. 
  3. ^ "4 from 1999 All-Ireland final team named as new Cork football selectors". The Score website. 23 October 2013. Retrieved 8 March 2014.