Mark Lynch (Gaelic footballer)

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Mark Lynch
Mark Lynch.jpg
Personal information
Irish name Marcas Ó Loingsigh
Sport Gaelic Football
Position Centre Forward
Born (1986-02-20) February 20, 1986 (age 31)
Banagher, Northern Ireland
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Club(s)
Years Club
2003- Banagher
Club titles
  Football Hurling
Derry titles 0 1
Ulster titles 0 0
All-Ireland titles 0 0
Colleges(s)
Years College
Queen's University Belfast
College titles
Sigerson titles 1
Inter-county(ies)
Years County
2005- Derry
Inter-county titles
Ulster titles 0
All-Irelands 0
NFL 1
All Stars 0

Mark Lynch (Irish: Marcas Ó Loingsigh; born 20 February 1986[1]) is an Irish Gaelic footballer who plays for Derry, with whom he has won a National League title. He plays his club football and hurling for St. Mary's Banagher.

Football career[edit]

Inter-county[edit]

Lynch in action against Kerry's Aidan O'Mahony in the 2008 National League

Lynch was called up to the Derry Minor team in 2002 and made his debut against Antrim[2] while only 16. Derry Minors won that year's Ulster Minor Championship and All-Ireland Minor Championship.[3] He was a member of the Derry Under-21 team that finished runners-up in both the 2004[4] and 2006[5][6] Ulster Under-21 Football Championships.

Lynch has been playing for the Senior team since 2004. He was instrumental in the 2008 National League, which Derry won, defeating Kerry in the final.[7][8] Lynch underwent a shoulder operation in November 2008 and isn't expected to return to action until March 2009.[9]

Club[edit]

Lynch had a very successful underage football career with Banagher.

School/college[edit]

Lynch was part of St. Pat's Maghera's 2003 MacRory Cup and Hogan Cup winning team.[1] He won one/two? Ulster Colleges Football All-Star with the school. In 2007 he was part of the Jordanstown side that finished runners-up to Queens University Belfast in the Sigerson Cup final.[10] Jordanstown went one step further in 2008 and won the competition, with Lynch scoring 0-06 in the final against the Garda College.[11] He was vice-captain and stood in as captain in the early stages of the competition when regular captain Peter Donnelly was injured with a broken arm.

International Rules[edit]

Lynch was captain of the Ireland international rules football team that won the Under 17 International Rules Series against Australia in 2003.[1]

Hurling career[edit]

Inter-county[edit]

Lynch represented Derry at hurling at underage level. He was part of the Derry Minor team that lost out to Antrim in the 2003 Ulster Minor Hurling Championship final.[12]

Club[edit]

School/college[edit]

Lynch won the Mageenan Cup with St. Pat's Maghera. He was also awarded one/two? Ulster Colleges Hurling All-Star.

Honours[edit]

Peter Donnelly and Lynch (right) lift the 2008 Sigerson Cup

Country[edit]

Inter-county[edit]

Senior[edit]

Under 21[edit]

Minor[edit]

Club[edit]

  • Derry Senior Hurling Championship:
    • Winner (0/1)??:
  • Derry Minor Hurling Championship:
    • Winner (1?): Year?
  • Derry Under 16 Hurling Championship:
    • Winner (1?): Year?
  • Derry Under 16 Football Championship:
    • Winner (1): 2002 (as captain)[13]
  • North Derry Under 16 Football Championship:
    • Winner (1/2?): 2001?, 2002
  • North Derry Under 16 Football League:
    • Winner (1/2?): 2001?, 2002
  • Numerous other underage competitions

School / college[edit]

Individual[edit]

  • Captain of U-17 International Rules winning side: 2003
  • Datapac Combined Universities - Winner (1): 2005, more?
  • Ulster Colleges Football All-Star - Winner (at least 1): 2004,[1] more?
  • Ulster Colleges Hurling All-Star - Winner (at least 1): 2004,[1] more?

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "Derry player profiles 2008". Official Derry GAA website. Early 2008. Retrieved 11 January 2009.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  2. ^ "Interview with Mark Lynch". Hogan Stand. December 2003. Retrieved 11 January 2008. 
  3. ^ "Derry Football Roll Of Honour". Official Derry GAA website. Retrieved 31 March 2008. 
  4. ^ "Hogan Stand results - April 2004". Hogan Stand. Lynn Publications. Retrieved 11 January 2009. 
  5. ^ "Murtagh replaces injured Coulter". BBC Sport Online. 24 March 2006. Retrieved 1 April 2008. 
  6. ^ "Hogan Stand results - April 2006". Hogan Stand. Lynn Publications. Retrieved 3 August 2009. 
  7. ^ "Derry 2-13 Kerry 2-09 2008 National League Final report". RTÉ. Retrieved 27 April 2008. 
  8. ^ "Derry 2-13 Kerry 2-09 2008 National League Final report - Derry GAA website". Derry GAA website. Retrieved 27 April 2008. 
  9. ^ Heaney, Paddy (16 October 2008). "Bradley deserves a break from the game: Cassidy". The Irish News. p. 60. Retrieved 11 November 2008. 
  10. ^ "Queen's Uni. 0-15 0-14 UUJ - Match report". BBC Sport Online. 3 March 2007. Retrieved 23 September 2008. 
  11. ^ "UUJ 1-16 1-14 Garda College Match report". BBC Sport Online. 22 April 2008. Retrieved 26 April 2008. 
  12. ^ "Antrim outclass Derry". BBC Sport Online. 14 June 2003. Retrieved 1 April 2008. 
  13. ^ "Super Shamrocks the kings of Derry". 30 November 2002. Retrieved 19 September 2008. 

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