Finian Hanley

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Finian Hanley
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Personal information
Irish name Finian Ó hAinle
Sport Gaelic Football
Position Full Back
Born (1985-01-04) 4 January 1985 (age 32)
Galway, Ireland
Height 1.9 m (6 ft 3 in)
Occupation Bank Official
Years Club
2002- Salthill-Knocknacarra
Club titles
Galway titles 2
Connacht titles 1
All-Ireland Titles 1
Years County
2005- Galway
Inter-county titles
Connacht titles 2
All-Irelands 0
All Stars 0

Finian Hanley (born 4 January 1985 in Galway) is a Gaelic footballer from Galway.[1] He is currently a member of the Galway senior football team. He plays in the full-back position.


In 2005, Hanley was a member of Galway's Under-21 All-Ireland winning team, winning the final against Down with inspired performances from Michael Meehan, Barry Cullinane and club team-mate Seán Armstrong.

After being a key figure in Galway's successful Minor and Under-21 teams of recent years, Hanley made his Senior debut against Mayo in the 2005 Connacht SFC Final. He has since made the full-back position his own, winning two Connacht titles, in 2005 and 2008.

Hanley was a part of Salthill-Knocknacarra's triumphant All-Ireland Club Championship winning side in 2006. They defeated St. Galls of Antrim in the final by 0-07 to 0-06. Hanley was named Man Of The Match for his performance, repelling several of the Antrim side's attacks.

International rules[edit]

In 2008, he represented Ireland against Australia in Australia in the International Rules Series in which they won.

In 2010, he was vice captain of the Irish team in the International Rules Series in Ireland in which they lost out narrowly.

In 2011, he was chosen to represent his country once more [2]

In 2013, he was chosen to represent his country again but a hamstring tear destroyed his hopes of representing his country.[3]






  1. ^ Tierney, Ciaran (June 23, 2011). "Hanley and Bergin will be at centre of action in Castlebar". Connacht Tribune. Retrieved 8 July 2011. 
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  3. ^ "Two changes to Ireland panel ahead of second Test". RTÉ Sport. RTÉ. 22 October 2013. Retrieved 22 October 2013. 
Preceded by
Joe Bergin
Galway Senior Football Captain
Succeeded by
Paul Conroy