Micheál O'Brien

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Micheál O'Brien
Personal information
Irish name Micheál Ó Briain
Sport Gaelic football
Position Left corner-back
Born June 1923
Skryne, County Meath, Ireland
Died 14 May 2015 (aged 91)
Stamullen, County Meath, Ireland
Club(s)
Years Club
Skryne
Club titles
Meath titles 6
Inter-county(ies)
Years County
1942-1955
Meath
Inter-county titles
Leinster titles 4
All-Irelands 2
NFL 1

Micheál O'Brien (June 1923 – 14 May 2015) was an Irish Gaelic footballer and hurler who played for the Meath senior team.[1][2]

Born in Skryne, County Meath, O'Brien first played competitive Gaelic games in his youth. He arrived on the inter-county scene at the age of nineteen when he first linked up with the Meath senior team before later joining the junior hurling side. He made his senior debut during the 1942 championship. O'Brien immediately became a regular member of the starting fifteen and won two All-Ireland medals, four Leinster medals and one National Football League medal. He was an All-Ireland runner-up on two occasions.

As a member of the Leinster inter-provincial team on a number of occasions O'Brien won four Railway Cup medals. At club level he was a six-time championship medallist with Skryne.

His cousin, Paddy "Hands" O'Brien was also an All-Ireland medallist with Meath.

O'Brien retired from inter-county football following the conclusion of the 1955 championship.

Honours[edit]

Team[edit]

Skryne
Meath
Leinster

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Death of Meath legend Micheal O Brien". Hogan Stand. 15 May 2015. Retrieved 17 May 2015.
  2. ^ "Death of All Ireland medallist, Micheál O'Brien". The Meath Chronicle. 15 May 2015. Retrieved 17 May 2015.