Martin O'Connell (Gaelic footballer)
|Irish name||Máirtín Ó Conaill|
August 29, 1963 |
Carlanstown, County Meath
|Height||6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)|
Martin O'Connell (born 29 August 1963 in Carlanstown, County Meath) is an Irish former sportsperson. He played Gaelic football with his local club St. Michael's and was a member of the Meath senior inter-county team from 1984 util 1997. O'Connell is regarded as one of the greatest players of all-time.
In a senior inter-county career that spanned two decades, O'Connell won every honour in the game at senior level. His record of three All-Ireland medals is one which has yet to be equalled by one of his fellow countymen. O'Connell also claimed a record six Leinster and three National Football League titles.
O'Connell has also been the recipient of many awards off the field. He claimed four All Star awards as well as being named Texaco Footballer of the Year in his final playing season in 1996. Shortly after his inter-county career ended O'Connell received the ultimate accolade when he was named in the left wing-back position on the GAA Football Team of the Millennium.
|Meath Senior Football Captain
|Texaco Footballer of the Year