Micheál Quirke

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For the association footballer, see Michael Quirke.
Micheál Quirke
Personal information
Irish name Mícheál Ó Coirc
Sport Gaelic football
Position Midfield
Born 1980
Tralee, County Kerry
Height 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)
Occupation GAA coach
Years Club
1998-present Kerins O'Rahilly's
Club titles
Kerry titles 1
Munster titles 0
All-Ireland Titles 0
Years County Apps (scores)
2003-2011 Kerry 24 ( 0-01)
Inter-county titles
Munster titles 4
All-Irelands 4
All Stars 0

Micheál Quirke (born 1980 in Tralee, County Kerry) is an Irish sportsperson. He plays Gaelic football with his local club Kerins O'Rahilly's and has been a member of the Kerry senior inter-county team since 2003.

Playing career[edit]

Quirke won the Kerry Senior Football Championship and reached the Munster Senior Club Football Championship with O'Rahillys in 2002. He was never selected for Kerry in the All-Ireland Minor Football Championship, but was a member of the U21 team which played in the 2002 All-Ireland Under-21 Football Championship.

He was first selected for the Kerry senior panel in 2002, appearing against Tyrone in the National Football League. His first All-Ireland Senior Football Championship game came against Clare in 2004. During Quirke's time in the squad, Kerry have won the All-Ireland Senior Football Championship in 2002, 2004, 2006 and 2007 and 2009 as well as the Munster Senior Football Championship in 2003, 2004, 2005 and 2007 and the National Football League in 2004 and 2006 and 2009 Quirke has never established himself in the starting team with Kerry, and is mainly seen as a squad player filling in when other first choice players are unavailable. Quirke was widely acknowledged to be the player of the championship in Keirns O' Rahillys recent county championship run.

Like his Kerry teammate Kieran Donaghy, Quirke is also a talented basketball player and has won two basketball National Cups with the Abrakedabra Tralee Tigers. As in Donaghy's case, however, Quirke's basketball career has been severely curtailed by football commitments since he became a Kerry player.Micheal is a great grand nephew of the great Denis Curran who won an All Ireland medal with Kerry in 1903

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