|Irish name||Micheál Ó Briain|
Skryne, County Meath, Ireland
14 May 2015 (aged 91)|
Stamullen, County Meath, Ireland
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.
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.
- Meath Senior Football Championship (6): 1941, 1944, 1945, 1947, 1948, 1954
- All-Ireland Senior Football Championship (2): 1949, 1954
- Leinster Senior Football Championship (4): 1949, 1951, 1952, 1954
- National Football League (1): 1950-51
- All-Ireland Junior Hurling Championship (1): 1948
- Leinster Junior Hurling Championship (1): 1948
- Railway Cup (4): 1952, 1953, 1954, 1955