Steven McDonnell (Gaelic footballer)

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Steven McDonnell
Personal information
Sport Gaelic football
Position Forward
Born (1979-07-13) 13 July 1979 (age 37)
Newry, County Armagh
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Years Club
? -Present Killeavy
Club titles
Armagh titles 1 Intermediate
Ulster titles 0
Years County Apps (scores)
1999-2011 Armagh 161[1] 53-504 (663)[2]
Inter-county titles
Ulster titles 7
All-Irelands 1
NFL 1 Division 1 2005 & 1 Division 2 2010
All Stars

Irish News Allstars = 6
3 International Rules

1 Armagh Intermediate championship 2012
**Inter County team apps and scores correct as of 15:11, 17 May 2008 (UTC).

Steven McDonnell (born 13 July 1979) is a former Gaelic football player for Armagh.

Playing career[edit]

Raised in Killeavy, near Newry, McDonnell played in the full-forward line for his home club Killeavy St Moninna's GAC and for the Armagh senior football panel. The highlight of his career was his team's All-Ireland winning victory over Kerry by a scoreline of 1-12 to 0-14 in the 2002 All-Ireland Senior Football Championship Final in Croke Park, where he kicked the winning point. He also received the first of his three All-Stars for his performances that year. In 2003 he was named GPA Footballer of the Year, and the Ulster GAA Writers' Player of the Year.

In 2006 he secured an Ulster Senior Football Championship winning medal for his part in Armagh's easily won victory over rivals Donegal. In 2010 he captained Armagh to a National Football League Division 2 title after beating Down in the final in Croke Park.

In 2010 he was also named captain of the Ireland International rules team. In 2011 he became the first ever player in the history of the International rules to score over 100 points. He finished his International career with a tally of 118 points.

On 12 April 2012 he announced his retirement.


  1. ^ Bogue, Declan (2008-05-16). "McGrane set for '60'". Gaelic Life. 
  2. ^ "Ulster's hot-shots". BBC Online. 12 June 2007. Retrieved 2008-05-17. 


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