Jack Young (Gaelic footballer)

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Jack Young
Personal information
Irish name Seán de Siún
Sport Gaelic Football
Position Midfield
Born 20 October 1887
Dunmanway, County Cork, Ireland
Died 9 February 1965 (aged 77)
Cork, Ireland
Occupation National school principal
Years Club
Club titles
Cork titles 2
Years County Apps (scores)
Cork 4 (0-2)
Inter-county titles
Munster titles 1
All-Irelands 1
*Inter County team apps and scores correct as of 22:20, 10 April 2012.

John "Jack" Young (20 October 1887 - 9 February 1965) was an Irish Gaelic footballer who played as a midfielder for the Cork senior team.

Young made his first appearance for the team during the 1911 championship and was a regular member of the starting fifteen for just two championship seasons. During that time he won a set of All-Ireland and Munster winners' medals.[1]

At club level Young began his career with Doheny's before later winning two county championship medals with Nils in Cork city. He also played hurling with the St. Finbarr's club.[2]

Young was the patriarch of a famous Gaelic games family in Cork. His sons, Éamonn and Jim, were All-Ireland medalists in football and hurling respectively.[3]


  1. ^ "Munster Senior Football Winning Teams". Munster GAA website. Retrieved 10 April 2012.
  2. ^ "The Barrs - a History". St. Finbarr's GAA website. Retrieved 10 April 2012.
  3. ^ "Obituary: Éamonn Young". Hogan Stand website. 10 August 2007. Retrieved 10 April 2012.