James Conway (Gaelic footballer)

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James Conway
Personal information
Irish name Séamas Ó Conbhuí
Sport Gaelic football
Position Midfield
Born (1981-03-31) 31 March 1981 (age 36)
Ballinderry, County Londonderry,
Northern Ireland
Height 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Nickname Black Ass [1]
Occupation Plasterer[2]
Years Club
199x-Present Ballinderry
Club titles
Derry titles 4
Ulster titles 1
All-Ireland Titles 1
Years County Apps (scores)
200x-Present Derry ?
Inter-county titles

James Conway (Irish: Séamas Ó Conbhuí; born 31 March 1981[2]) is an Irish Gaelic footballer who plays for Derry, with whom he has won a National League title. He plays his club football for Ballinderry Shamrocks. He was part of the Ballinderry team that won the 2002 All-Ireland Senior Club Football Championship, and he has also won four Derry Championships and an Ulster Senior Club Football Championship with the club. For club and county he plays in midfield.

Playing career[edit]


He was first called up to the Derry Senior panel by then-manager Eamonn Coleman in late 2000 ahead of the 2000/2001 National Football League.[3][4] He was instrumental in Derry winning the 2008 National League, where Derry beat Kerry in the final.[5] He however could not play in the final due to a work related injury.[6]


Conway struggled to make both the Ballinderry and school (St. Pat's, Maghera) team at underage level, even being forced to play as goalkeeper as a couple of seasons around Under 16 level for Ballinderry.[4] He however made the Ballinderry senior panel when he was 17.[4] He won his first Derry Senior Football Championship in 2001 and Ballinderry went on to win that year's Ulster Senior Club Football Championship, and the All-Ireland Senior Club Football Championship the following March.[2] He has won further Derry Championship medals with the club in 2002,[2] 2006[2] and 2008.




Note: The above lists may be incomplete. Please add any other honours you know of.


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  2. ^ a b c d e "Derry player profiles 2008". Official Derry GAA website. Early 2008. Retrieved 3 January 2009.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  3. ^ "Coleman delivers a new-look Derry". BBC Sport Online. 19 October 2000. Retrieved 18 January 2009. 
  4. ^ a b c Scott, Ronan (20 June 2008). "Conway's triumph over adversity". Gaelic Life. Retrieved 24 June 2008. [dead link]
  5. ^ "Derry 2-13 Kerry 2-09 2008 National League Final report - Derry GAA website". Derry GAA website. Retrieved 27 April 2008. 
  6. ^ "Conway ruled out of Derry line-up". BBC Sport Online. 25 April 2008. Retrieved 27 April 2008. 

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