Player Profiles

Dan O'Connell

Inter-County Debut
Honours Won


When and where did you first play football/hurling? Aged 7 in Inniscarra
Best career advice you were given: Get the ball first
What skill do you think is the most important in football/hurling? Kicking/winning the ball in the air in hurling
What would you like to change about the game? Negative fouling punished severely
Favourite sport other than football/hurling: Rugby
When I was a child I wanted to be… A Fireman
Best Football/hurling memory outside of playing: 1999 All-Ireland Final
Best Football/hurling memory as a player: 2003 minor county final/2004 senior football county final
Who is the greatest player you have seen? Tommy Walsh
If there was a ‘transfer market’ who would you buy? Micheal Fennelly
If there was a movie made about your life, who would play you? Mark Walberg
The best invention ever… Internet
Person you would most like to meet: David Beckham
Marooned on a desert island what could you not be without? Sky Sports or Sky movies
Best national school memory: Winning the football and hurling double in 5th and 6th class.
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