Jack McCaffrey

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Jack McCaffrey
Personal information
Irish name Seán Mac Gafraidh
Sport Gaelic Football
Position Left Half Back
Born (1993-10-19) 19 October 1993 (age 25)
Dublin, Ireland
Height 1.8 m (5 ft 11 in)
Years Club
Years County Apps (scores)
2013– Dublin 12 (1-02)
Inter-county titles
Leinster titles 5
All-Irelands 4
All Stars 1

Jack McCaffrey (born 19 October 1993) is a Gaelic footballer for the Dublin senior football team and plays his club football for Clontarf.

Early life[edit]

His father Noel also represented Dublin in Gaelic football.[1]

Playing career[edit]

In April 2013, he won a National Football League winners' medal as Dublin defeated Tyrone by 0-18 to 0-17 to win the 2013 National Football League.[2][3][4][5] He made his championship debut in 2013 against Westmeath in the 2013 Leinster Senior Football Championship.[6] He played twice and netted for Ireland against Australia in the 2013 International Rules Series.[7][8] In November 2013, he was named as All Stars Young Footballer of the Year.[9] In November 2015, he was awarded the highest honour in Gaelic footballer, named as All Stars Footballer of the Year.[10] McCaffrey missed the 2016 All-Ireland Senior Football Championship due to travelling abroad for work commitments.[11] In December 2016, McCaffrey confirmed that he would be available again for selection in 2017.[12] He played in that year's All-Ireland final win but left the pitch early after sustaining a cruciate ligament injury. His antics later in the evening as Michael Lyster interviewed Jim Gavin and Stephen Cluxton were much remarked upon.[13] McCaffrey was named Man of the Match after his team's 2018 final victory. While being interviewed by Lyster, a leak in from the ceiling of the Gibson Hotel caused the two and GAA President John Horan to be drenched in water live on air.[13][14]




  1. ^ Verney, Michael (1 September 2018). "Blistering pace, Simpsons references and keepy-uppies: Jack McCaffrey is no ordinary footballer". Sunday Independent. Retrieved 1 September 2018. Having followed in his father Noel's footsteps to represent the Dubs, his inter-county stock has always been high but All-Ireland final day hasn't exactly been a happy hunting ground for McCaffrey.
  2. ^ "Supersub Rock breaks Tyrone hearts in epic final". Irish Independent. 28 April 2013. Retrieved 29 April 2013.
  3. ^ "Dublin 0-18 Tyrone 0-17". RTÉ Sport. 28 April 2013. Retrieved 29 April 2013.
  4. ^ "Dubs show their depth as fringe men shine". Irish Examiner. 28 April 2013. Retrieved 29 April 2013.
  5. ^ "Dublin 0-18 0-17 Tyrone". BBC News. 28 April 2013. Retrieved 29 April 2013.
  6. ^ "Dublin boss names four debutants for Westmeath clash". RTÉ Sport. 31 May 2013. Retrieved 17 September 2013.
  7. ^ "Ireland 57-35 Australia". RTÉ Sport. RTÉ. 19 October 2013. Retrieved 19 October 2013.
  8. ^ "Ireland 116-37 Australia". RTÉ Sport. RTÉ. 26 October 2013. Retrieved 26 October 2013.
  9. ^ "MDMA and Tony Kelly scoop top gongs at GAA GPA All Star Awards". Irish Independent. 8 November 2013. Retrieved 18 November 2013.
  10. ^ Footballer of the Year Jack McCaffrey heaps praise on 'unbelievable' Jim Gavin
  11. ^ "Confirmed: Jack McCaffrey to miss Dublin's All Ireland title defence". Irish Independent. 5 March 2016. Retrieved 9 June 2016.
  12. ^ "'I'm going to be around for the next year and a half at least': Jack McCaffrey ready to rejoin Dublin in 2017". Irish Independent. 7 December 2016. Retrieved 7 December 2016.
  13. ^ a b c "WATCH: Dublin's Jack McCaffrey steals the show again as unexpected water deluge interrupts Man of the Match presentation". Irish Independent. 2 September 2018. Retrieved 2 September 2018.
  14. ^ "Man-of-the-match, working in paediatrics, cruciate comeback and Dublin glory". The 42. 3 September 2018. Retrieved 4 September 2018.
Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Cillian O'Connor
All Stars Young Footballer of the Year
Succeeded by
Ryan McHugh
Preceded by
James McCarthy
All-Ireland Senior Football Final
Man of the Match

Succeeded by