Mark O'Connor (Gaelic footballer)

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Mark O'Connor
Personal information
Sport Gaelic football
Position Full-Back
Born Bantry, County Cork
Occupation Financial Sales Director[citation needed]
Club(s)
Years Club
Bantry Blues
Inter-county(ies)
Years County
1990 - 1999 Cork
Inter-county titles
Munster titles 5
All-Irelands 1
NFL 1
All Stars 1

Mark O'Connor (born in Bantry, County Cork, Ireland) is an All Star winning former Gaelic footballer for Cork. He played football with his local club Bantry Blues in Cork and was a member of the Cork senior football team from 1990 to 1999.[1] He also captained Cork in the 1996 league/championship campaign.He won an All-Ireland medal in 1990 , and an All Star award in 1995 , having also been nominated in 1993 and 1996 for consistent performances throughout the league and championships campaigns.He has also won 2 senior and 1 intermediate county championships with his club Bantry Blues.

Playing career[edit]

O'Connor made his debut with Cork during the 1990 season where he helped Cork to win first a Munster Senior Football Championship, and then as All-Ireland Senior Football Championship. By 1993, O'Connor was a first choice selection for the Cork team, and he again helped them to an All-Ireland final, where they were beaten by Derry.[1] He won further Munster Championship medals in 1994 and 1995,captained Cork in 1996, and again helped them to an All Ireland final in 1999, where they were beaten by Meath. In 1995, following exceptional performances against Kerry and Dublin, where he marked Maurice Fitzgerald and Jason Sherlock, he was awarded an All Star.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "The Bantry Blues GAA Club". Westcork.com. Retrieved 2011-04-061.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)