Mike Finn

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Mike Finn
Pack mark by irish player.jpg
Ireland's Mike Finn takes a spectacular mark
over a pack of South African opponents in the
2008 AFL International Cup
Personal information
Full name Michael Finn
Nickname(s) Irish
Date of birth (1981-05-18) 18 May 1981 (age 36)
Place of birth Tralee, County Kerry, Ireland
Original team(s) Austin Stacks GAA
Kerry GAA
Height / weight 200cm, 107kg
Position(s) Ruck, Half back
Club information
Current club Heidelberg Football Club
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
2002 – 2005 Caulfield Bears 42 (24)
2007 – 2008 Heidelberg 34 (4)
2009 Carey Park 17 (12)
2010 – Heidelberg 33 (0)
Total 126 (40)
International team honours
Years Team Games (Goals)
2005–2011 Ireland 14
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 2011.
Mike Finn
Personal information
Irish name Mícheál Ó bhFinn
Sport Gaelic football
Position Midfield
Occupation Architect
Years Club
Austin Stacks
Victoria GAA
Club titles
Kerry titles 1 U-21
Years County
pre2002 Kerry
Inter-county titles
Munster titles 1 U-21
All-Irelands 1 Senior Runner Up

For people of a similar name see Mickey Finn (disambiguation)

Michael 'Mike' Finn is an Irish international amateur sportsperson who has represented Ireland in Australian rules football and basketball as well as Kerry GAA and Victoria in Gaelic football.

Sporting career[edit]

Gaelic Football[edit]

He represented Kerry GAA at all levels winning a Munster Under-21 Football Championship Medal in 2002 and was also part of the senior team that lost the 2002 All-Ireland Final.[1] He played with the famous Austin Stacks club in Tralee, winning a Kerry Under-21 Football Championship medal in 2002. In Australia, he represented Victoria in the Australasian GAA Championships.

Australian Football[edit]

Finn played for Ireland national Australian rules football team in the 2005 Australian Football International Cup, in Melbourne and returned with the team for the 2008 Australian Football International Cup, reaching the semi finals on both occasions. He went on to help Ireland reclaim the 2011 Australian Football International Cup title. He was Ireland's leading goalkicker scoring 4 goals in the final.[2] He was selected on the International Cup All Star Team on 3 occasions and won the 'best & fairest player award' in 2008. He played suburban football for the Caulfield Bears (Southern Football League) and the Heidelberg Football Club (Northern Football League), winning league best and fairest awards in 2006 and 2011.[3]


He also represented the Ireland national basketball team 15 times.[4][5][6] [7][8][9]