Pádraig Carney

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Pádraig Carney
Personal information
Irish name Pádraig Ó Cearnaigh
Sport Gaelic football
Position Midfield
Born 1928
Swinford, County Mayo, Ireland
Died (aged 91)
Nickname The Flying Doctor
Occupation Doctor
Club(s)
Years Club
1940s-1950s
Castlebar Mitchels
Club titles
Mayo titles 2
Inter-county(ies)
Years County Apps (scores)
1945-1954
Mayo 25 (2-72)
Inter-county titles
Connacht titles 4
All-Irelands 2
NFL 2

Pádraig Carney (1928 – 9 June 2019) was a Gaelic footballer who played as a centre-forward for the Mayo senior team.[1]

Carney first played for the senior team while he was still a minor in the 1946 championship and was a regular member of the starting fifteen until his retirement after the National League final in 1954. During that time he won two All-Ireland medals, four Connacht medals and two National League medals.[2] Carney also had the distinction of being the first player to score a goal from a penalty in an All-Ireland final.

Carney played club football with a range of clubs, however, it was with Castlebar Mitchels that he won two county championship medals.

He died in June 2019.[3]

Career statistics[edit]

Team Season Connacht All-Ireland Total
Apps Score Apps Score Apps Score
Mayo 1946 3 0-07 0 0-00 3 0-07
1947 1 0-00 0 0-00 1 0-00
1948 4 0-14 2 1-03 6 1-17
1949 3 0-16 1 0-06 4 0-22
1950 1 0-04 2 0-01 3 0-05
1951 1 0-03 3 0-06 4 0-09
1952 2 0-06 0 0-00 2 0-06
1953 2 1-06 0 0-00 2 1-06
Total 17 1-56 8 1-16 25 2-72

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The flying doctor was one of the greats". Mayo News. 8 November 2011. Retrieved 15 April 2012.
  2. ^ "Mayo GAA profile". Hogan Stand website. Archived from the original on 2 July 2017. Retrieved 13 April 2012.
  3. ^ Duffy, Emma. "Mayo 1950 and 1951 All-Ireland winner 'The Flying Doctor' has died aged 91". The42. Retrieved 10 June 2019.