Michael Gleeson (politician)

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Mick Gleeson
Personal information
Irish name Mícheál Ó Gliasáin
Sport Gaelic football
Position Right corner-forward
Born 1946
Killarney, County Kerry
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Years Club
1960s-1980s Spa
Club titles
Kerry titles 3
Munster titles 1
All-Ireland Titles 1
Years County Apps (scores)
1969-1972 Kerry 15 (4-12)
Inter-county titles
Munster titles 3
All-Irelands 2
All Stars 0

Michael "Mick" Gleeson (born 1946 in Killarney, County Kerry) is an Irish politician and former sportsperson.

Sporting career[edit]

He played Gaelic football with his local club Spa and was a member of the Kerry senior inter-county team from 1969 until 1972.[1] He was also a member of the Kerry junior team and won an All-Ireland Junior Football Championship medal in 1967.

He won 3 Kerry Senior Football Championships, a Munster Senior Club Football Championship and an All-Ireland Senior Club Football Championship with East Kerry. With Spa he won 7 East Kerry Senior Football Championship titles and a County Intermediate Football Championship. During his college days in Dublin he won a Dublin Under 21 Football Championship with Erins Hope in 1966. He later played with UCD and won a Sigerson Cup with them.

Political career[edit]

He was a Killarney town councillor from 1991 to 2014 and has been a Kerry County Councillor since 1999, as part of the Kerry Independent Alliance. He was an unsuccessful candidate at the 2011 general election.[2] He has also been Mayor of Killarney.


  1. ^ "Kerry GAA profile". www.hoganstand.com. Retrieved 9 April 2010. 
  2. ^ "Michael Gleeson". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 8 January 2013. 
Sporting positions
Preceded by
Donie O'Sullivan
Kerry Senior Football Captain
Succeeded by
Tom Prendergast