Philip McMahon

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Philly McMahon
Personal information
Irish name Pilib Mac Mathúna
Sport Gaelic Football
Position Left Corner Back
Born (1987-09-05) 5 September 1987 (age 29)
Dublin, Ireland
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Occupation Strength & Conditioning Coach
Years Club
2005- Ballymun Kickhams
Club titles
Dublin titles 1
Leinster titles 1
Years College
College titles
Sigerson titles 2
Years County Apps (scores)
2008- Dublin 25 (1-08)
Inter-county titles
Leinster titles 5
All-Irelands 3
All Stars 1

Philip "Philly" McMahon (born 5 September 1987 in Dublin) is a Gaelic footballer for Dublin and Ballymun Kickhams.

McMahon won the 2008 O'Byrne Cup with Dublin, defeating Longford in the final. He made his Championship debut that year as a sub against Louth. He played Interprovincial Championship Football for Leinster and won 2 Dublin Under 21 Football Championships with Ballymun.[1][2] He was named on the 2010 GPA Gaelic Team of the Year. He replaced James McCarthy as a sub in the second half of the 2011 All-Ireland Senior Football Championship Final, a game which Dublin won by 1-12 to 1-11 against Kerry.[3]

In 2010 he bit Paul Kerrigan of Cork in an All Ireland semi final which was captured on camera.In August 2015, he headbutted Aidan O'Shea on live television during an All-Ireland semi-final at Croke Park.[4] O'Shea later confirmed that McMahon had headbutted him.[5] McMahon also was accused of gouging Kieran Donaghy's eye during the 2015 All-Ireland Senior Football Championship Final victory.[6][7]

In November 2012, he was appointed Strength and Conditioning Coach at Shamrock Rovers.[8] He no longer does this.[9]


  1. ^ "News". 
  2. ^ Return trip to Dublin by Conor McKeon, Evening Herald [1] Wednesday 9 June 2010
  3. ^ "News". 
  4. ^ Blake, Ben (30 August 2015). "Philly McMahon was a lucky man after headbutting Aidan O'Shea: The Dublin back wasn't punished after the incident early in the second half". 
  5. ^ Cummiskey, Gavin (30 August 2015). "Aidan O'Shea: 'Yeah, I was headbutted alright': Mayo full-forward was in for some tough treatment from Dublin's Philly McMahon". The Irish Times. 
  6. ^ "". 20 September 2015. Archived from the original on 20 September 2015.  External link in |title= (help)
  7. ^ "REVEALED - Philly McMahon on what he said to Colm Cooper at the end of heated All-Ireland Final". Irish Independent. 22 September 2015. Retrieved 22 September 2015. 
  8. ^ "Trevor Croly new manager". 7 November 2012. Archived from the original on 30 August 2015. 
  9. ^ Keane, Paul (26 August 2015). "Cross-channel call tempts Philly McMahon". Irish Examiner. The former Shamrock Rovers strength and conditioning coach has started every game for Dublin...