Michael Gleeson (politician)
|Irish name||Mícheál Ó Gliasáin|
Killarney, County Kerry
|Height||5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)|
He played Gaelic football with his local club Spa and was a member of the Kerry senior inter-county team from 1969 until 1972. 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.
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. He has also been Mayor of Killarney.
|Kerry Senior Football Captain