Kevin O'Brien (Wicklow footballer)

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Kevin O'Brien
Personal information
Sport Gaelic football
Position Forward
Born Wicklow, Ireland
Club(s)
Years Club
? 1908's-2000's Baltinglass
Club titles
Wicklow titles 9
Leinster titles 1
All-Ireland Titles 1
Inter-county(ies)
Years County Apps (scores)
1986-2001 Wicklow 26 (6-39)
Inter-county titles
Leinster titles 1 junior
All Stars 1

Kevin O'Brien (Irish: Caoimhín Ó Briain) is a former Gaelic footballer from Baltinglass, County Wicklow.[1] O'Brien was part of the great Baltinglass team that dominated Wicklow football in the 80's and 90's, winning an All-Ireland Senior Club Football Championship Title in 1990.[2] He is also the only Wicklow recipient of an All Star having won one in 1990 at Full Forward.[3] He won a Railway Cup medal with Leinster in 1986, before he had even played for his county and added a second in 1990. He also represented the Irish International Rules team in 1990 in the success over Australia and again in the 1998 Series.[4] He was also part of the Wicklow team that won the All-Ireland Junior Football Championship Title in 2002. He was inducted in the GAA's Hall of Fame in 2010 and is one of the youngest recipients of the accolade. He received his award at the 2010 Leinster final.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kevin amongst Leinster's finest". Wicklow People. 2009-07-15. Archived from the original on 2011-07-16. Retrieved 2010-03-19. 
  2. ^ "Hoganstand.com - Football and Hurling Honours". Hoganstand.com. Retrieved 2010-03-19. 
  3. ^ "1990 Football All Stars". Hoganstand.com. Retrieved 2010-03-19. 
  4. ^ "The 'Last' Test Series – 1990". Aussie Rules International. October 1998. Archived from the original on 2011-06-05. Retrieved 2010-03-19.