Mark Coleman (hurler)

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Mark Coleman
Personal information
Irish name Marc Ó Colmáin
Sport Hurling
Position Left wing-back
Born (1997-12-23) 23 December 1997 (age 20)
Blarney, County Cork, Ireland
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Occupation Student
Club(s)
Years Club
2015-present
2016-present
Blarney
Muskerry
Colleges(s)
Years College
2017-present
University College Cork
Inter-county(ies)*
Years County Apps (scores)
2016-present
Cork 20 (0-16)
Inter-county titles
Munster titles 2
All-Irelands 0
NHL 0
All Stars 1
*Inter County team apps and scores correct as of 19:00, 29 July 2018.

Mark Coleman (born 23 December 1997) is an Irish hurler who plays as a left wing-back for club side Blarney, divisional side Muskerry and at inter-county level with the Cork senior hurling team.

Playing career[edit]

College[edit]

Coleman first came to prominence as a hurler with Scoil Mhuire Gan Smál in Blarney. Having played hurling in every grade during his time at the school, he usually lined out at midfield on the senior team. On 16 March 2016, he scored nine points as Scoil Mhuire Gan Smál defeated Roscommon CBS by 0-17 to 2-09 to take the All-Ireland title in the third tier Cusack Cup.[1]

Club[edit]

Coleman joined the Blarney club at a young age and played in all grades at juvenile and underage levels. On 24 May 2015, he made his championship debut and scored three points from frees in a 2-13 to 0-15 defeat of Kilworth.[2] Coleman has also been selected for divisional side Muskerry in the senior championship.[3]

Inter-county[edit]

Minor and under-21[edit]

Coleman first played for Cork at minor level in 2015, however, his sole season in the grade ended without success with a defeat by Limerick.[4] On 23 June 2016, Coleman made his first appearance for the Cork under-21 hurling team, scoring 1-2 in Cork's seven-point defeat by Limerick.[5] He also played in Cork's unsuccessful championship campaign in 2017. On 4 July 2018, Coleman won a Munster medal after scoring three points in Cork's 2-23 to 1-13 defeat of Tipperary in the final.[6] On 26 August 2018, he was at centre-back in Cork's 3-13 to 1-16 All-Ireland final defeat by Tipperary in what was his last game in the grade.[7] Coleman was later nominated for Player of the Year.[8]

Senior[edit]

Coleman made his senior debut for Cork on 9 July 2016, replacing Stephen McDonnell for the final two minutes of an All-Ireland Qualifier against Wexford at Páirc Uí Rinn.[9] He made his first start in a National League defeat of Clare on 11 February 2017, before making his first championship start later that season in a Munster Championship quarter-final against Tipperary.[10][11] Coleman was a regular starter for Cork's subsequent championship games, with his performance against Waterford in the semi-final earning him the GAA/GPA Player of the Month award.[12] On 9 July 2017, he won his first Munster medal following a 1-25 to 1-20 defeat of Clare in the final.[13] Coleman ended the season with an All-Star award.[14]

On 1 July 2018, Coleman won a second successive Munster medal following a 2-24 to 3-19 defeat of Clare in the final.[15] He ended the season by being nominated for a second consecutive All-Star Award as well as Young Hurler of the Year.[16]

Career statistics[edit]

Inter-county[edit]

As of match played 29 July 2018.
Team Year National League Munster All-Ireland Total
Division Apps Score Apps Score Apps Score Apps Score
Cork 2016 Division 1A 0 0-00 0 0-00 1 0-00 1 0-00
2017 6 0-05 3 0-03 1 0-00 10 0-08
2018 3 0-00 5 0-06 1 0-02 9 0-08
Total 9 0-05 8 0-09 3 0-02 20 0-16

Honours[edit]

Team[edit]

Scoil Mhuire Gan Smál
  • All-Ireland Post-Primary Schools Senior C Hurling Championship (1): 2016
Cork

Individual[edit]

Awards

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dundon, Noel (17 March 2016). "Coleman proves the ace as 14-man Blarney stand firm". Irish Examiner. Retrieved 20 May 2017.
  2. ^ O'Callaghan, Therese (25 May 2015). "Blarney's goals too much for Kilworth". Irish Examiner. Retrieved 5 July 2018.
  3. ^ Hurley, Denis (16 May 2016). "Gutsy Killeagh see off Muskerry". Irish Examiner. Retrieved 5 July 2018.
  4. ^ O'Callaghan, Therese (2 July 2015). "Limerick minors deliver late knockout to Cork". Irish Examiner. Retrieved 5 July 2018.
  5. ^ "All-Ireland holders Limerick overrun Cork U21s". Irish Examiner. 28 June 2016. Retrieved 5 July 2018.
  6. ^ Cormican, Eoghan (5 July 2018). "Cork outclass Tipperary on home soil to end 11-year Munster U21 hurling crown wait". Irish Examiner. Retrieved 5 July 2018.
  7. ^ "Injury time drama as late Tipperary goal secures All-Ireland U21 victory over Cork". Irish Independent. 26 August 2018. Retrieved 6 September 2018.
  8. ^ "Cork, Tipperary and Galway lead the way as U21 Team of the Year nominees released". Hogan Stand. 6 September 2018. Retrieved 6 September 2018.
  9. ^ "Agony for Cork as Wexford withstand late comeback". Irish Examiner. 9 July 2016. Retrieved 5 July 2018.
  10. ^ "Kieran Kingston hands league debuts to five U21s in new-look Cork side". The 42. 10 February 2017. Retrieved 5 July 2018.
  11. ^ Moran, Seán (22 May 2017). "Cork's youthful cast knocks Tipperary off the stage in dazzling show". Irish Times. Retrieved 5 July 2018.
  12. ^ "Cork hurlers collect GAA/GPA hurlers of the month awards". Irish Examiner. 26 July 2017. Retrieved 5 July 2018.
  13. ^ "Cork victorious over Clare in Munster hurling final". Irish Examiner. 9 July 2017. Retrieved 5 July 2018.
  14. ^ "Cork pair get hurling All Stars". The Corkman. 11 November 2017. Retrieved 5 July 2018.
  15. ^ Clerkin, Malachy (1 July 2018). "Cork quietly collect another Munster title as Clare crumble". Irish Times. Retrieved 5 July 2018.
  16. ^ "All Star hurling nominees: 15 Limerick players in contention". Hogan Stand. 13 September 2018. Retrieved 13 September 2018.

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