Steven McDonnell (Gaelic footballer)
13 July 1979 |
Newry, County Armagh
|Height||6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)|
|Armagh titles||1 Intermediate|
|1999-2011||Armagh||161 53-504 (663)|
|NFL||1 Division 1 2005 & 1 Division 2 2010|
|**Inter County team apps and scores correct as of 15:11, 17 May 2008 (UTC).|
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.
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