Tomás Quinn

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Tomás Quinn
Personal information
Irish name Tomás Ó Cuinn
Sport Gaelic Football
Position Left Corner Forward
Born Dublin, Ireland
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Club(s)
Years Club
2000- St Vincents
Club titles
Dublin titles 4
Leinster titles 4
All-Ireland Titles 2
Inter-county(ies)
Years County
2003-2012 Dublin
Inter-county titles
Leinster titles 7
All-Irelands 1

Tomás 'Mossy' Quinn (Irish: Tomás Ó Cuinn) is an Irish All-Ireland winning Gaelic footballer from Dublin. He is sometimes known as Mossy Quinn. He plays his club football for St Vincents. He attended Ardscoil Rís in Marino and was the free-taker for the Dublin Senior Football Team. He has finished the last two seasons in the league as the top scorer for his county and finished as top scorer in the 2005 Championship. Quinn had been coached by former Dublin player and club-mate Jimmy Keaveney. Tomás made his debut for Dublin in the opening match of the 2003 National football league against Armagh.[1] Quinn was part of the Dublin panel that won the All Ireland Senior Football championship in 2011. On 2 November 2012, Mossy Quinn retired from inter-county GAA.[1] After retiring from Inter County duty Quinn was an integral part of the St Vincents team that won Dublin and Leinster SFC in 2013 and then the All Ireland Club title on St Patricks Day in Croke Park V Castlebar Mitchells. St. Vincents retained their Dublin and Leinster SFC crowns in 2014 but were beaten by eventual winners Corofin in the All Ireland Semi final in Feb 2015. Quinn again played a key role in St Vincents winning the Dublin SFC with a man of the match performance in the 2016 Final against Castleknock. He collected his 4th Leinster club title after defeating Offaly champions Rhode but Vincents were beaten by Derry champions Slaughtneil in the All Ireland Final in Feb 2017.

In January 2014, Tomás took up his role as Commercial and Marketing Manager for Dublin GAA, the first role of its kind for GAA counties.

National League appearances[edit]

# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 2 February 2003 Parnell Park, Dublin Armagh 0–3 0–7 : 1–15 National Football League Round 1
2 9 February 2003 Ballyshannon, Donegal Donegal 1–5 1–10 : 0–9 National Football League Round 2
3 16 February 2003 Parnell Park, Dublin Tyrone 0–1 0–12 : 0–11 National Football League Round 3
4 2 March 2003 Fitzgerald Stadium, Kerry Kerry 0–3 0–14 : 2–11 National Football League Round 4
5 23 March 2003 Dr. Hyde Park, Roscommon Roscommon 0–2 0–17 : 0–14 National Football League Round 6
6 6 April 2003 Parnell Park, Dublin Galway 0–12 : 1–9 National Football League Round 7
7 1 February 2004 Parnell Park, Dublin Tyrone 0–1 0–9 : 0–8 National Football League Round 1
8 8 February 2004 McHale Park, Castlebar Mayo 0–1 0–3 : 1–10 National Football League Round 2
9 15 February 2004 Parnell Park, Dublin Kerry 0–4 0–12 : 1–12 National Football League Round 3
10 7 March 2004 Cusack Park, Mullingar Westmeath 0–4 0–15 : 0–10 National Football League Round 4
11 14 March 2004 Brewster Park, Enniskillen Fermanagh 0–3 0–12 : 0–12 National Football League Round 5
12 4 April 2004 Parnell Park, Dublin Longford 0–4 2–12 : 2–9 National Football League Round 7
13 5 February 2005 Parnell Park, Dublin Mayo 2–2 2–13 : 1–15 National Football League Round 1
15 13 February 2005 Healy Park, Omagh Tyrone 0–4 0–9 : 1–10 National Football League Round 2
16 5 March 2005 Austin Stack Park, Tralee Kerry 0–1 2–11 : 2–13 National Football League Round 3
17 12 March 2005 Parnell Park, Dublin Westmeath 0–7 0–11 : 0–9 National Football League Round 4
18 20 March 2005 Parnell Park, Dublin Donegal 1–4 1–11 : 0–13 National Football League Round 5
19 26 March 2005 Páirc Uí Rinn, Cork Cork 0–3 1–6 : 0–18 National Football League Round 6
20 3 April 2005 O'Connor Park, Tullamore Offaly 1–2 1–13 : 2–6 National Football League Round 7
21 5 February 2006 Healy Park, Omagh Tyrone 1–7 1–9 : 1–6 National Football League Round 1
22 12 February 2006 Parnell Park, Dublin Monaghan 0–4 0–7 : 1–11 National Football League Round 2
23 4 March 2006 Parnell Park, Dublin Offaly 0–2 1–10 : 3–2 National Football League Round 3
24 11 March 2006 Páirc Uí Rinn, Cork Cork 0–2 1–10 : 1–11 National Football League Round 4
25 19 March 2006 Brewster Park, Fermanagh Fermanagh 0–5 0–8 : 0–9 National Football League Round 5
26 25 March 2006 Parnell Park, Dublin Mayo 2–2 4–10 : 1–10 National Football League Round 6
27 10 February 2007 Gaelic Grounds, Limerick Limerick 0–4 0–14 : 1–10 National Football League Round 2
28 25 February 2007 Ballyshannon, Donegal Donegal 0–5 : 0–9 National Football League Round 3
29 10 March 2007 Parnell Park, Dublin Cork 0–5 1–13 : 0–7 National Football League Round 4
29 24 March 2007 Parnell Park, Dublin Fermanagh 1–1 3–15 : 0–7 National Football League Round 5
30 1 April 2007 McHale Park, Castlebar Mayo 0–1 0–9 : 0–10 National Football League Round 6
31 5 April 2008 Parnell Park, Dublin Roscommon 1–3 3–20 : 0–7 National Football League Round 6
32 20 April 2008 Parnell Park, Dublin Meath 0–6 0–13 : 2–6 National Football League Round 7
33 22 March 2009 Ballina, Mayo Mayo 0–9 : 0–9 National Football League Round 5
34 12 April 2009 Parnell Park, Dublin Westmeath 5–22 : 0–10 National Football League Round 7

Championship appearances[edit]

# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 1 June 2003 Croke Park, Dublin Louth 0–3 1–19 : 0–9 Leinster Championship Quarter final
2 15 June 2003 Croke Park, Dublin Laois 0–3 0–14 : 0–16 Leinster Championship Semi final
3 28 June 2003 St. Tiernach's Park, Derry Derry 3–9 : 1–9 Qualifiers Round 2
4 12 June 2004 Parnell Park, Dublin London 1–5 3–24 : 0–6 Qualifiers Round 1
5 3 July 2004 Carrick on Shannon, Leitrim Leitrim 0–3 1–13 : 0–4 Qualifiers Round 2
6 10 July 2004 O'Moore Park, Portlaoise Longford 0–5 1–17 : 0–11 Qualifiers Round 3
7 1 August 2004 Croke Park, Dublin Roscommon 1–14 : 0–13 Qualifiers Round 4
8 14 August 2004 Croke Park, Dublin Kerry 1–8 : 1–15 All Ireland Quarter final
9 15 May 2005 Croke Park, Dublin Longford 0–5 2–23 : 0–10 Leinster Championship Preliminary Quarter final
10 5 June 2005 Croke Park, Dublin Meath 0–1 1–12 : 1–10 Leinster Championship Quarter final
11 19 June 2005 Croke Park, Dublin Wexford 0–10 1–17 : 2–10 Leinster Championship Semi final
12 17 July 2005 Croke Park, Dublin Laois 0–4 0–14 : 0–13 Leinster Championship Final
13 13 August 2005 Croke Park, Dublin Tyrone 1–7 1–14 : 1–14 All Ireland Quarter final
14 27 August 2005 Croke Park, Dublin Tyrone 0–2 1–14 : 2–18 All Ireland Quarter final replay
15 4 June 2006 Pearse Park, Longford Longford 0–2 1–12 : 0–13 Leinster Championship Quarter final
16 25 June 2006 Croke Park, Dublin Laois 2–3 3–17 : 0–12 Leinster Championship Semi final
17 16 July 2006 Croke Park, Dublin Offaly 0–8 1–15 : 0–9 Leinster Championship Final
18 13 August 2006 Croke Park, Dublin Westmeath 1–2 1–12 : 0–5 All Ireland Quarter final
19 27 August 2006 Croke Park, Dublin Mayo 0–2 2–12 : 1–16 All-Ireland Semi final
20 3 June 2007 Croke Park, Dublin Meath 0–3 1–11 : 0–14 Leinster Championship Quarter final
21 17 June 2007 Croke Park, Dublin Meath 0–1 0–16 : 0–12 Leinster Championship Quarter final replay
22 24 June 2007 Croke Park, Dublin Offaly 0–1 1–12 : 0–10 Leinster Championship Semi final
23 15 July 2007 Croke Park, Dublin Laois 0–1 3–14 : 1–14 Leinster Championship Final
24 11 August 2007 Croke Park, Dublin Derry 0–18 : 0–15 All Ireland Quarter final
25 26 August 2007 Croke Park, Dublin Kerry 0–16 : 1–15 All-Ireland Semi final
26 8 June 2008 Croke Park, Dublin Louth 0–6 1–22 : 0–12 Leinster Championship Quarter final
27 29 June 2008 Croke Park, Dublin Westmeath 0–3 0–13 : 1–8 Leinster Championship Semi final
28 20 July 2008 Croke Park, Dublin Wexford 0–5 3–23 : 0–9 Leinster Championship Final
29 16 August 2008 Croke Park, Dublin Tyrone 0–2 1–8 : 3–14 All Ireland Quarter final
30 28 June 2009 Croke Park, Dublin Westmeath 1–1 4–26 : 0–11 Leinster Championship Semi final
31 13 June 2010 Croke Park, Dublin Wexford 0–4 2–16 : 0–15 Leinster Championship Quarter final
32 27 June 2010 Croke Park, Dublin Meath 0–7 0–13 : 5–9 Leinster Championship Semi final

Yearly performance[edit]

2005[edit]

In the 2005 league Quinn became Dublin's first choice free taker. Throughout the National Football League he showed he could hold his nerve scoring the winning points in two matches from dead balls. He finished the NFL campaign with 4–23 (0-13f, 1–0 pen, 0–2 '45').

Quinn was on the Dublin panel that beat the Laois in the Leinster Senior Football Championship Final in Croke Park. He scored a total of four points in the final with two being of special note both scored in the dying minutes. The first drew the teams level while the second was the match winning point.

He finished the 2005 All-Ireland and Leinster Championships with a total of 1–29, which confirmed him as the top scoring player from Leinster. He finished in fifth top scorer as the All-Ireland Championship due to a lack of progress on Dublin's part in the 2005 Championship.

2006[edit]

He finished the 2006 NFL campaign as top scorer for the Dublin Senior panel with a total score of 3–22 (2–0 pens, 0-13f, 0–4 '45'). He was on Dublins winning side in the 2006 Leinster Senior football championship final clash against Offaly, helping Dublin gain their 46th championship. Quinn featured in the All-Ireland quarter final victory against Westmeath, notching a first half goal. He was substituted in the second half of the All-Ireland semi-final defeat at the hands of Mayo.

At club level, Mossy scored a total of 1–4 (0–3 '45', 0-1f) for St Vincents in their drubbing of Parnells, taking St Vincents to the fourth round of the 2006 Dublin senior club football championship. In the fourth round, St Vincents went on to meet St Brigids. Quinn's first half goal proved to be the difference between the sides in a game that finished at a scoreline of 1–8 to 0–9. Mossy scored a total of 1–2 in the game which took St Vincents in the Dublin Senior Club Football Championship quarter final where they played St Judes. His form continued against St Judes in a tight game in which Mossy scored 2–02 to take his side into the Dublin championship semi final against Na Fianna. Quinn helped guide his team past Na Fianna and went on to lose against UCD in the final. He finished the Dublin Championship as top-scorer in this year's championship with 7–31 (eight games). Quinn was named on the 2006 Dublin Bus/Evening Herald Blue Star football XV at full forward.[2]

2007[edit]

He won the 2007 O'Byrne Cup for Dublin against Laois at O'Connor Park in Offaly. The game finished on a scoreline of 1–18 to 2–13 against Laois. Mossy scored 1–11 (0-4f, 0–2 '45') for Dublin during their 2007 campaign in Division 1A.[3] Tomás was replaced by Mark Vaughan as the freekick taker for the Dublin senior football team for Dublins second game against Meath in the quarter final of the Leinster Senior Football Championship. Vaughan scored an impressive 0-08 as the freetaker and has been selected as the freetaker for the semi-final against Offaly. Quinn has retained his position on the Dublin team despite losing his role as freetaker.[4] Quinn won his first Dublin Senior Football Championship medal with St Vincents in 2007, scoring 0–04 in the final against St Brigids at Parnell Park. Mossy then went on to win the Leinster Senior Club Football Championship final against Tyrrellspass of Westmeath.[5]

2008[edit]

Tomás won the 2008 All-Ireland Senior Club Football Championship with St Vincents as captain while scoring total of 0–7 (0-5f) in their final win over Nemo Rangers.[6] Quinn restored his free taking role with the Dublin senior football team. He won his fourth Leinster title in a row with Dublin against Wexford in the final at Croke Park.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Seán Óg Ó hAilpín and Mossy Quinn retire from inter-county GAA". RTÉ Sport. 2 November 2012. Retrieved 2 November 2012.

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