Mark Vaughan

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Mark Vaughan
Personal information
Irish name Marcas Mac Uachan
Sport Gaelic Football
Position Left Corner Forward
Born (1985-10-11) 11 October 1985 (age 31)
Dublin, Republic of Ireland
Height 1.8 m (5 ft 11 in)
Club(s)
Years Club
Kilmacud Crokes
Club titles
Dublin titles 3
Leinster titles 2
All-Ireland Titles 1
Inter-county(ies)
Years County
2005–2008 Dublin
Inter-county titles
Leinster titles 3

Mark Vaughan (born 11 October 1985 in Dublin) is an Irish Gaelic footballer from Dublin. Vaughan plays his club football with Kilmacud Crokes. He made his break into the senior Dublin squad in 2005 making his first senior championship start on June 19 against Wexford.[1] He scored two late frees in the Leinster Quarter-Final against Meath to ensure Dublin's win. Mark attended Griffith College Dublin and the Dublin Institute of Technology.

He attended Blackrock College where he excelled in sports including soccer and rugby. He played u-17 soccer for Ireland and had a trial for the U19 Rugby team and he also played rugby for Blackrock but he eventually decided to concentrate solely on Gaelic football. When at Blackrock College he guided them to an All-Ireland Schools soccer title in 2003. It was a game at Croke Park in 2003 that ignited his passion for Gaelic football.[2] He was a star player for Crokes as they won the 2004 and 2005 Dublin Championships, 2005 Leinster Club Football Championships and reached the All-Ireland club semi-final against Salthill-Knocknacara of Galway, which they lost. Currently not in the Dublin team as he is a head banger.

National League appearances[edit]

# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 5 March 2005 Austin Stack Park, Tralee Kerry 0–2 2–11 : 2–13 National Football League Round 3
2 12 March 2005 Parnell Park, Dublin Westmeath 0–11 : 0–7 National Football League Round 4
3 20 March 2005 Parnell Park, Dublin Donegal 0–1 1–11 : 0–13 National Football League Round 5
4 26 March 2005 Páirc Uí Rinn, Cork Cork 0–1 1–6 : 0–18 National Football League Round 6
5 4 March 2006 Parnell Park, Dublin Offaly 1–10 : 3–2 National Football League Round 3
6 11 March 2006 Páirc Uí Rinn, Cork Cork 1–10 : 1–11 National Football League Round 4
7 25 March 2006 Parnell Park, Dublin Mayo 4–10 : 1–10 National Football League Round 6
8 9 April 2006 Fitzgerald Stadium, Kerry Kerry 0–5 0–13 : 0–13 National Football League Round 7
9 24 March 2007 Parnell Park, Dublin Fermanagh 0–1 3–15 : 0–7 National Football League Round 5
10 8 April 2007 Parnell Park, Dublin Kerry 0–3 2–7 : 1–12 National Football League Round 7
11 2 February 2008 Parnell Park, Dublin Westmeath 0–5 1–7 : 1–5 National Football League Round 1
12 1 March 2008 Kingspan Breffni Park, Cavan Cavan 0–4 1–9 : 0–7 National Football League Round 3
13 23 March 2008 Parnell Park, Dublin Monaghan 0–2 1–10 : 0–13 National Football League Round 4
14 13 April 2008 Crossmaglen, Armagh Armagh 1–10 : 3–13 National Football League Round 5
15 20 April 2008 Parnell Park, Dublin Meath 0–1 0–13 : 2–6 National Football League Round 7
16 26 April 2008 Páirc Tailteann, Meath Westmeath 0–2 0–10 : 0–15 National Football League Division 2 Final

Championship Appearances[edit]

# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 15 May 2005 Croke Park, Dublin Longford 0–2 2–23 : 0–10 2005 Leinster Championship Football Preliminary Quarter final
2 5 June 2005 Croke Park, Dublin Meath 0–2 1–12 : 1–10 2005 Leinster Championship Football Quarter final
3 19 June 2005 Croke Park, Dublin Wexford 1–17 : 2–10 2005 Leinster Championship Football Semi final
4 27 August 2005 Croke Park, Dublin Tyrone 1–14 : 2–18 2005 All Ireland Football Quarter final replay
5 4 June 2006 Pearse Park, Longford Longford 1–0 1–12 : 0–13 2006 Leinster Championship Football Quarter final
6 25 June 2006 Croke Park, Dublin Laois 3–17 : 0–12 2006 Leinster Championship Football Semi final
7 13 August 2006 Croke Park, Dublin Westmeath 1–12 : 0–5 2006 All Ireland Football Quarter final
8 27 August 2006 Croke Park, Dublin Mayo 2–12 : 1–16 2006 All-Ireland Football Semi final
9 17 June 2007 Croke Park, Dublin Meath 0–8 0–16 : 0–12 2007 Leinster Championship Football Quarter final replay
10 24 June 2007 Croke Park, Dublin Offaly 0–3 1–12 : 0–10 2007 Leinster Championship Football Semi final
11 15 July 2007 Croke Park, Dublin Laois 1–6 3–14 : 1–14 2007 Leinster Championship Football Final
12 11 August 2007 Croke Park, Dublin Derry 0–6 0–18 : 0–15 2007 All Ireland Football Quarter final
13 26 August 2007 Croke Park, Dublin Kerry 0–5 0–16 : 1–15 2007 All-Ireland Football Semi final
14 8 June 2008 Croke Park, Dublin Louth 0–1 1–22 : 0–12 2008 Leinster Championship Football Quarter final
15 29 June 2008 Croke Park, Dublin Westmeath 0–13 : 1–8 2008 Leinster Championship Football Semi final
16 20 July 2008 Croke Park, Dublin Wexford 1–0 3–23 : 0–9 2008 Leinster Championship Football Final
17 16 August 2008 Croke Park, Dublin Tyrone 1–8 : 3–14 2008 All Ireland Football Quarter final

2006[edit]

Vaughan received a place on Dublin's starting panel for the first time this season in their 2006 league encounter with Mayo. He lined out at left corner forward.

Mark began Dublin's leinster championship defence on the starting 15 and scored 1–0 in the process against Longford. He was dropped for Dublins next match against Laois. He came on as a sub against Laois playing quite well and setting up a goal although he failed to make an appearance in the Leinster senior football championship final which Dublin won. Vaughan made a second-half substitute appearance against Westmeath in the All Ireland Quarter Final in Croke Park. Vaughan again made a second-half substitutes appearance against Mayo where he twice hit the upright while also missing a 45-metre kick which would have tied the game up for Dublin.

While attending a nightclub after the Mayo game Vaughan was in an argument and had his cheekbone broken. [3] Despite this incident, Vaughan had publicly stated that he would be cheering on Mayo to collect the All-Ireland title.[4]

2007[edit]

Vaughan failed to make an appearance for Dublin in their opening match against neighbours Meath which finished as a draw. Vaughan was not announced on the original starting panel for the replay against Meath. Due to an injury to Darren Magee, Shane Ryan was moved from the half forward line to midfield and Vaughan was selected as the replacement. A decision was made by the Dublin management to select Vaughan as the freetaker in place of Tomás Quinn. Vaughan played outstandingly for Dublin in the game scoring eight points (five free kicks) to lead Dublin to a four-point victory over their old rivals, a performance which would lead to a man of the match award.[3] Vaughan was selected in the centre forward position for the semi-final against Offaly to continue his role as freetaker.[4] He finished the game on (0-1f, 0–1 `45') in a forgettable game against the faithful county which sent his team to the Leinster Senior Football Championship final.[5] Mark increased his scoring tally by 1–06 when Dublin defeated Laois to win the 2007 Leinster championship.[6] His rich vein of form continued against Derry sending Dublin into the semi final while scoring 0–6, 0–3 f, 0–3 ‘45s.[7]

2008 – 2009[edit]

In 2008 Vaughan lost his free taking role with Dublin for the championship to former kicker Tomás Quinn. Vaughan came on as a substitute in the Leinster final and scored a goal in the victory over Wexford.[5] Vaughan won a Dublin Senior Football Championship medal with Kilmacud Crokes in October 2008 at Parnell Park. 2009, proved a successful year at club level for Mark. Vaughan played a man of the match role as Kilmacud Crokes beat Corofin of Galway in the All-Ireland club semi-final in Mullingar. He chipped in with six points and a solo goal that involved beating three players.[6] He then went on to win the All-Ireland Senior Club Football Championship with Crokes and scored a total of 0–4 (0-3f).[7]

Trivia[edit]

  • His missed free against Mayo made him the second Kilmacud Crokes forward in a row to miss a free, against an upright, late on in an All-Ireland semi-final to draw up the game (the other being Ray Cosgrove -v- Armagh, 2002).

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Dublin call on Vaughan". Irish Examiner. 2005-06-15. Retrieved 2006-09-14. 
  2. ^ "Vaughan Fighter". The Times. London. 2006-09-06. Retrieved 2006-0-14.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  3. ^ Edel Kennedy and Grainne Cunningham. "Dubs substitute suffers broken cheekbone in nightclub assault". Retrieved 2006-09-14. 
  4. ^ "Vaughan cheering for Mayo". 2006-09-06. Retrieved 2006-09-14. 
  5. ^ [1]
  6. ^ "Kilmacud Crokes 2–11 Corofin 0–11". RTÉ News. 21 February 2009. 
  7. ^ [2]