Jason Sherlock

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Jason Sherlock
Personal information
Full name Jason Sherlock
Date of birth (1976-01-10) January 10, 1976 (age 42)
Place of birth Dublin, Ireland
Playing position Striker
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1994–1998 University College Dublin 110 (31)
1998–1999 Shamrock Rovers 31 (8)
Total 141 (39)
National team
1995 Republic of Ireland U21 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only
Jason Sherlock
Personal information
Irish name Iasan Scorlóg
Sport Gaelic football
Position Full Forward
Born (1976-01-10) 10 January 1976 (age 42)
Dublin, Ireland
Height 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Years Club
St Oliver Plunketts ER
Na Fianna
Club titles
Dublin titles 3
Leinster titles 1
Years County Apps (scores)
1995–2010 Dublin 62 (Championship)
Inter-county titles
Leinster titles 7
All-Irelands 1
All Stars 0
**Inter County team apps and scores correct as of (16:31, 18 August 2006 (UTC)).

Jason Sherlock (born 10 January 1976 in Dublin) is a former Irish Gaelic footballer who played for Dublin between 1995 and 2010.He played most of his club football for Na Fianna in Glasnevin in the northern suburbs of Dublin. Sherlock was on the Na Fianna team which won the Dublin Championship in 1999, 2000 and 2001. In January 2007, he transferred to the nearby St. Oliver Plunkett GAA.

Early life[edit]

Sherlock was born and raised in Finglas on the northside of Dublin, the son of an Irish mother and a father from Hong Kong.[1] He was educated at St. Vincent's C.B.S.

Playing career[edit]

Sherlock made his debut for Dublin in their All-Ireland Senior Football Championship winning year, 1995, at the age of 19. He was responsible for crucial scores in the All-Ireland semi-final and final against Cork and Tyrone respectively.

Sherlock also played professional soccer for UCD and signed for Shamrock Rovers in August 1998 [2] becoming the club's top goalscorer in his first season. While at UCD he scored 31 League of Ireland goals and made one appearance for the Republic of Ireland U21s.

During this time he played basketball before eventually deciding in 2003 to concentrate on football only; since then he has regained his place on the Dublin team. He was part of the 2005 Leinster Senior Football Championship-winning side that defeated Laois, scoring a total of two points in the final. He finished the 2005 Leinster and All-Ireland Championship with a total of one goal and six points compared to his total of one goal and one point in the 2005 National Football League. He finished the 2006 National Football League with one point due to a lack of first-team football. He scored the vital goal in the 2006 Leinster Final against Offaly and his experience was a telling factor throughout the game.

He was nominated for an All Star Award for his 2006 performances in the half forward line. Sherlock was rumoured to be seeking a transfer from Na Fianna to local rivals Plunkett's.[1] Jason is now playing with St.Oliver Plunketts. He was injured and was ruled out of Dublin's opening championship match against Meath in Croke Park in 2007.

Sherlock was on Dublin's winning team for the 2008 O'Byrne Cup winning team which defeated Longford in the final. He proved to be the hero of the game by coming on as a substitute and scoring two goals to steal victory against Longford in the dying moments of the game.[3]

Dublin went on to win the Leinster championship for the fourth successive time, but were defeated by Tyrone in the All-Ireland quarter-final. Following Dublin's shattering defeat at the hands of Kerry in the All-Ireland quarter-final on 3 August 2009, Sherlock was thinking about hanging his boots up but Pat Gilroy persuaded him to stay. Despite his planned retirement Sherlock was considering giving the 2010 Inter-County championship another go. In May 2010, Gilroy decided to call time on Sherlock after spending 15 years on the panel.[citation needed]

Sherlock announced his retirement from football on 1 June 2013.[4]

National League appearances[edit]

Championship appearances[edit]



  1. ^ Thomsen, Ian (7 November 1996). "Young Sherlock's Search for Answers". The New York Times. 
  2. ^ The Irish Times http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/archive/1998/0808/Pg031.html#Ar03105:6447F866380B56487F57E8925DB9C55F49D1.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  3. ^ HILL 16
  4. ^ "Jason Sherlock announces retirement from football". RTÉ Sport. 1 June 2013. Retrieved 1 June 2013. 

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