Paul Russell (Gaelic footballer)

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Paul Russell
Personal information
Irish name Pól Ruiséil
Sport Gaelic football
Position Right wing-back
Born 1906
Killarney, County Kerry
Died 1965
Occupation Garda Síochána
Club(s)
Years Club
1920s-1930s Dr. Crokes
Inter-county(ies)
Years County
1924-1933 Kerry
Inter-county titles
Munster titles 7
All-Irelands 6
NFL 3

Paul Russell (1906–1965) was an Irish sportsperson. He played Gaelic football with his local club Dr. Crokes and was a member of the Kerry senior inter-county team from 1924 until 1933.[1]

In a senior inter-county career that lasted a decade, Russell won every honour in the game at senior level. The youngest player to win an All-Ireland medal, he was only seventeen when he captured his first celtic cross in 1924. He went on to add five more All-Ireland titles to his collection. Russell also won seven Munster medals,[2] three National Football League medals and three Railway Cup medals with Munster. He also played for Ireland in the Tailteann Games in 1928 and 1932.

In retirement from play Russell trained the Meath and Waterford senior football teams. In the 1960s he became a respected sports journalist.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kerry GAA profile". www.hoganstand.com. Retrieved 2010-06-11. 
  2. ^ "Munster Senior Football". Munster GAA. Retrieved 2010-06-14.