Owen Sexton

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Owen Sexton
Personal information
Irish name Eoin Ó Seasnáin
Sport Gaelic football
Position Centre-back
Born 1975
Kilbrittain, County Cork, Ireland
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Occupation Chemical engineer
Years Club
Club titles
Cork titles 0
Years County Apps (scores)
1997-2008 Cork 31 (1-3)
Inter-county titles
Munster titles 3
All-Irelands 0
All Stars 0

Owen Sexton (born 1975) is an Irish retired Gaelic footballer who played as a centre-back for the Cork senior team.[1]

Born in Kilbrittain, County Cork, Sexton first played competitive Gaelic football whilst at school at Hamilton High School, Bandon. He arrived on the inter-county scene at the age of seventeen when he first linked up with the Cork minor team, winning a Minor football All-Ireland medal in 1993, before later lining out with the under-21 side. He made his senior debut in the 1997 championship. Sexton went on to play a key role for the team for over a decade, winning three Munster medals and one National Football League medal. He was an All-Ireland runner-up on two occasions. He won a Senior football county medal with Carbery in 2004 with a 'Man of the Match' performance from Full Back. He won a county medal in Junior B football with Kilbrittain in 1993, 2009 (Captain) and 2016. He has appeared in two Junior 'A' West Cork finals with Kilbrittain in 1993 and 2017. He also played an important part with Kilbrittain, winning an Intermediate hurling county title in 2010.

Throughout his career Sexton made 31 championship appearances for Cork. He retired from inter-county football following the conclusion of the 2008 championship.

In retirement from play Sexton has become involved in coaching and team management. In 2013 he was named as a selector as part of Brian Cuthbert's management.


  1. ^ "Munster Football Finals". Munster GAA. Retrieved 4 May 2011. 
Sporting positions
Preceded by
Colin Corkery
Cork Senior Football Captain
Succeeded by
Derek Kavanagh