Pascal McConnell

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Pascal McConnell
Personal information
Irish name Pascal Mac Dhónaill
Sport Gaelic Football
Position Goalkeeper
Born (1980-04-10) 10 April 1980 (age 37)
Tyrone
Height 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Nickname Packie
Club(s)
Years Club
1999– Newtownstewart St. Eugene's
Inter-county(ies)
Years County
1999–2013 Tyrone
Inter-county titles
Ulster titles 5
All-Irelands 3
NFL 1
All Stars 0

Pascal McConnell is an All-Ireland-winning former Gaelic footballer for Tyrone, who last competed with John Devine and Niall Morgan to be first choice goalkeeper for Tyrone. .[1]

In 1998, McConnell played alongside Stephen O'Neill in the MacRory Cup semi-final for Omagh CBS.

His older brother is Tyrone's great All Star-winning goalkeeper of the nineties, Finbar McConnell.

In November 2013, McConnell announced his retirement from inter-county football.[2] On retiring he said "There is a big commitment required in order to stay performing at the top level and I feel the time is right to bow out and start a new chapter in my life, I have absolutely no regrets from my playing career with Tyrone although I suppose if I was a bit greedy I would say that I felt that we could have won the All Ireland in 2009 and 2010."[3][4] His retirement from inter-county football left Conor Gormley, Dermot Carlin, Stephen O'Neill and Sean Cavanagh as the only remaining links to the Tyrone team that won the county's first All-Ireland senior title in 2003.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "TGoalkeeper Pascal McConnell calls time on Tyrone career". BBC Sport. 25 November 2013. Retrieved 25 November 2013. 
  2. ^ "Tyrone goalkeeper Pascal McConnell retires". RTÉ Sport. 25 November 2013. Retrieved 25 November 2013. 
  3. ^ "Tyrone's Pascal McConnell retires from inter-county football". Irish Independent. 25 November 2013. Retrieved 25 November 2013. 
  4. ^ "Pascal's superb decade at an end". Belfast Telegraph. 25 November 2013. Retrieved 25 November 2013. 
  5. ^ "Cavanagh to skipper Tyrone as McConnell retires". Hogan Stand. 25 November 2013. Retrieved 25 November 2013.