Shane Curran

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Shane Curran
Personal information
Sport Gaelic football
Position Goalkeeper
Born (1971-04-08) 8 April 1971 (age 46)
Castlerea, County Roscommon
Years Club
1990s , 2000s-2014 St Brigids
Club titles
All-Ireland Titles 1
Years County
1990s-2000s Roscommon
Inter-county titles
Connacht titles 1

Shane Curran (born 8 April 1971)[1] is an Irish sportsperson from Castlerea, County Roscommon. He is the former inter-county Gaelic football goalkeeper for Roscommon, and his club St Brigids. He played association football as well. He has also stood for political office for Fianna Fáil.


With Roscommon, he won a Connacht Minor Football Championship medal in 1989, Junior medal in 2000 and Senior medal in 2001, he also won an All-Ireland Junior Football Championship medal in 2000. He also played soccer with Athlone Town and won a Leinster Senior Cup (association football).

At the beginning of 2015 he made his first move into inter Club team management when he was appointed Senior Manager for local South Roscommon Club Padraig Pearses GAA Roscommon.


Since retiring from inter-county football, Curran has set up flood defence company Global Flood Solutions. The company supplies the rapid response flood defence products such as the Big Bag Flood Defence System for which Curran recently secured a €2 million export deal.[2][3] In 2011, Curran was interviewed about the Big Bag Solution on Ireland's most popular TV show The Late Late Show, hosted by Ryan Tubridy.[4]


Curran stood at the 2016 general election as a Fianna Fáil candidate in the Roscommon–Galway constituency.[5]


Gaelic football[edit]

  • 1 All Star nominee (2003)
  • 1 GPA Player of the Month (May 2004)
  • Commissioned by Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA) to invent goalkeeping kicking tee (2005)
  • Roscommon Senior Player of the Year (2003)
  • Captained Roscommon (2003/4)
  • Holds Championship record for been the only goalkeeper in GAA history to score 1 goal and 1 point in a championship match and finish top scorer.


  • 1 Athlone Town Player of the Year (1995)
  • 1 Leinster League Cup (1995)