Category:Garryowen Football Club players
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The following 39 pages are in this category, out of 39 total, this list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
The following 39 pages are in this category, out of 39 total, this list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
1. Dominic Crotty – Dominic Crotty is a retired Irish rugby union player. Years later, in UCC, he is best remembered for a try scored against UCD at the Mardyke. Crotty played at Fullback and also on the Wing for Garryowen, Munster, Crotty is now coaching Mens rugby sevens at the Milwaukee Barbarians and coed tag rugby in Waukesha, Wisconsin. Since retiring from rugby he has completed a PhD in biomedical engineering at Duke University in the United States, and he now works for GE Healthcare
2. Phil Danaher (rugby union) – Philip Danaher is a retired Irish rugby union Fullback and Centre. He played for St Munchins College, Garryowen, Lansdowne, Munster and he made his international debut against Scotland on Jan 16,1988 and captained the team 3 times, including the 1992 Ireland rugby union tour of New Zealand. Danaher was a member in the Five Nations Championship from 1988 to 1990 and 1992 to 1995 and in tours to France 1988, North America 1989, New Zealand 1992. He was not a member of the squads for the 1991 or 1995 Rugby World Cups and he retired in 1996 following a serious thumb injury. He was later assistant coach on tours to South Africa 1998 and he currently owns a McDonalds franchise in Limerick. Danaher also played Gaelic Football with Limerick GAA and Kerry GAA and badminton to national level
3. Jimmy Deenihan – James Jimmy Deenihan is an Irish Fine Gael politician. He was a Teachta Dála from 1987 until 2016, latterly for the Kerry North–West Limerick constituency and he was the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht from 2011 to 2014, and Minister of State for the Diaspora from 2014 to 2016. Deenihan played Gaelic football with Kerry in the 1970s and 1980s and he also played rugby with Garryowen. Deenihan was born in Finuge, Lixnaw, County Kerry in 1952 and he was educated at St. Michaels College, Listowel and later at the Thomond College of Education in Limerick. He also spent time in college in England and he is married to Mary, daughter of former Kerry footballer John Dowling, who is a teacher of history and economics in Mercy Secondary School, Mounthawk. Deenihan had much success at club and divisional level with his local teams, at under-age level he won an under-14 North Kerry Championship with Finuge in 1963. Five years later in 1968 he won an under-16 North Kerry Championship with the Listowel Emmets club and he also played with the St Senans club at minor level. With Finuge Deenihan also won a North Kerry Senior League title in 1970, with his local divisional team, Feale Rangers, he won two senior county championship medals in 1978 and 1980. While in college at St Marys University, Twickenham in London he played with the Kingdom club, by the late 1960s Deenihan was a key part of Kerrys inter-county set-up and was playing on the countys minor team. In 1970 he won a Munster minor medal, however, he never won an All-Ireland medal, Deenihan later moved on to the countys under-21 team, where he won back-to-back Munster titles in 1972 and 1973, as well as an All-Ireland title in 1973. By this stage Deenihan was also a member of the Kerry senior football team and he won his first National Football League medal in 1973, however, Cork were the kingpins in the Munster Championship. Two years later in 1975 Deenihan captured his first Munster Championship and All-Ireland medals at senior level and it was the beginning of a glorious era for Kerry football and Deenihan played a key role in orchestrating much of the success. In 1976 Deenihan won his second Munster title, however, Dublin gained revenge for the year by defeating Kerry in the All-Ireland final. 1977 was another frustrating year as Kerry won another set of National league and Munster titles but lost out to Dublin yet again, by 1978 Kerry were ready for success. They easily won another Munster title and breezed into the All-Ireland final to face Dublin, the game itself is remembered for Mikey Sheehys cheeky goal which he scored by lobbing the ball over the head of Paddy Cullen. The final score was 5–11 to 0–9 and Deenihan had finally secured a second All-Ireland medal, in 1979 Deenihan captured a fifth provincial title before later capturing a third All-Ireland medal following another emphatic victory over Dublin. In 1980 Kerry breezed through the Munster Championship once again and later defeated Roscommon to win a third consecutive All-Ireland title, in 1981 Deenihan was appointed captain of the Kerry senior football team. It was a special year as he collected his seventh consecutive Munster Championship medal before later leading Kerry out in a fourth All-Ireland final appearance
4. Keith Earls – Keith Gerard Earls is an Irish rugby union player for Munster in the Pro12 and European Rugby Champions Cup. Internationally, Earls plays for Ireland and represented the British and Irish Lions on their 2009 tour to South Africa and he plays as a Centre, Wing or Fullback. He won a Munster Schools Rugby Senior Cup medal with St. Munchins College in 2006, Earls made his Munster debut against Ospreys in April 2007. During the 2007-08 season, Earls was part of the Munster squad that beat Toulouse in the 2008 Heineken Cup Final, Earls started against Northampton Saints in 31-27 Round 1 2009–10 Heineken Cup defeat on 10 October 2009. Earls also started the 41-10 Round 2 win against Treviso on 17 October 2009 and he then started the 24-23 Round 3 win against USA Perpignan on 11 December 2009. He also started the reverse Round 4 fixture on 20 December 2009, Earls scored two tries in the Round 5 7-44 win against Treviso on 16 January 2010. Earls also started the 12-9 Round 6 victory against Northampton Saints on 22 January 2010, Earls then started the 33-19 quarter-final victory, also against Northampton, on 10 April 2010. Earls scored a try in Munsters 18-7 semi-final defeat at the hands on Biarritz on 2 May 2010 and he played for Munster during their historic 15–6 win over Australia on 16 November 2010. Earls was also part of the Munster team that beat Leinster to win the 2011 Magners League Grand Final and he injured his knee in the first minute of Munsters Rabo Direct Pro12 match against Leinster on 4 November 2011, and was ruled out for 4–6 weeks. He made his return against Scarlets in Munsters Heineken Cup Round 4 fixture on 18 December 2011, Earls also started against Castres Olympique on 14 January 2012. He also started in Munsters 26-51 win against Northampton Saints on 21 January 2012, Earls started in Munsters 2011–12 Heineken Cup quarter-final loss to Ulster on 8 April 2012. He also started for Munster in their 45-10 defeat against Ospreys in the semi-final of the 2011–12 Pro 12, Earls started against Saracens on 8 December 2012. He also started against Edinburgh on 13 January 2013, Earls started against Racing Metro 92 on 20 January 2013. Earls started Munsters 16-10 2012–13 Heineken Cup semi-final defeat against ASM Clermont Auvergne on 27 April 2013, Earls scored a try in Munsters 19-15 victory against Leinster on 5 October 2013. He started in the 29-23 loss to Edinburgh in Round 1 of the 2013–14 Heineken Cup on 12 October 2013 and he also started the 26-10 win against Gloucester in Round 2 on 19 October 2013. He won the Man-of-the-Match award in Munsters Round 3 36-8 win against USA Perpignan on 8 December 2013, Earls also started the reverse fixture away to Perpignan on 14 December 2013. He started the 7-20 away win against Gloucester on 11 January 2013, Earls started against Edinburgh in the Round 6 fixture on 19 January 2014, but went off injured in the first-half. It was announced on 21 January 2014 that Earls had signed a new two-year contract, after having a scan on the injury he suffered in the Edinburgh game, Earls was ruled out for 6–8 weeks
5. Shane Geoghegan – Shane Geoghegan was a rugby player for Garryowen who was shot and killed in a case of mistaken identity as part of a gang feud in Dooradoyle, a suburb in the city of Limerick, Ireland. The murder took place in the hours of Sunday morning,9 November 2008. He had no links with organised crime gangs, Shane Geoghegan was a 28-year-old native of Limerick City. He worked for Air Atlanta as a fitter and was a keen rugby fan, playing as prop with Garryowen and was captain of their third team. He was described as A nice, decent guy who was respected by young. It is believed that he bore a resemblance to a drug dealer called John McNamara, the murder was linked to the ongoing Limerick feud between rival criminal gangs and their battle to control drug supplies in Limerick. At least 13 people had been murdered in a war between the McCarthy-Dundon and Keane-Collopy gangs. There have also been cases of abductions and torture, Shane watched the Ireland v Canada rugby international with friends on Saturday night. He then walked home through the Kilteragh housing estate in Dooradoyle at 1. 30am and he was gunned down when up to 15 shots were fired at him. Shane managed to run to the rear of a house in Clonmore, members of the recently established Garda Regional Support Unit were the first at the scene after a 999 call was made from concerned residents who heard the sound of gunshots. A burnt-out getaway vehicle was found nearby, the Catholic Bishop of Limerick described the death as a senseless killing. A minutes silence was held before Irelands match against New Zealand at Croke Park the following weekend, Garryowen retired the number three jersey from all its teams for the remainder of the season. In the Dáil, Shanes death was described as an obscenity that could not be tolerated in a civilised society, Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform Dermot Ahern called his killers scum. Up to 200 Gardaí worked on the murder enquiry, with 50 officers dedicated to the case on a daily basis, searches were carried out resulting in seizures of handguns, ammunition and drugs. One of the leaders of the McCarthy-Dundon crime family handed himself in to Gardaí in the following the shooting out of fear of being murdered. During the investigation, some of the suspects were tracked via their Bebo pages, social networking sites were identified as a problem in glorifying gun crime. In March 2009, Gardaí arrested 15 people in connection with the shooting, twenty-three-year-old Barry Doyle from Portland Row, Dublin but living in Limerick was subsequently charged with the murder. He was put on trial in the Central Criminal Court in February 2011, Doyle was believed to be working on behalf of the McCarthy-Dundon gang and allegedly shot Geoghegan in a case of mistaken identity, thinking he was a criminal linked to the Keane-Callopy gang
6. Richard Harris – Richard St John Harris was an Irish actor and singer. He appeared on stage and in films, appearing as Frank Machin in This Sporting Life, and King Arthur in the 1967 film Camelot. Harris had a top ten hit in the United Kingdom and United States with his 1968 recording of Jimmy Webbs song MacArthur Park, Harris, the sixth of nine children of Mildred Josephine and Ivan John Harris, was born in Limerick. He was brought up in a class and staunchly Roman Catholic family. Harris siblings included Patrick Ivan, Noel William Michael, Diarmid and his maternal niece is actress Annabelle Wallis. Harris was schooled by the Jesuits at Crescent College, a talented rugby player, he was on several Munster Junior and Senior Cup teams for Crescent, and played for Garryowen. Harris athletic career was cut short when he caught tuberculosis in his teens, after recovering from tuberculosis, Harris moved to Britain, wanting to become a director. He could not find any suitable training courses, and enrolled in the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art to learn acting. He had failed an audition at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and had been rejected by the Central School of Speech and Drama, while still a student, Harris rented the tiny off-West End Irving Theatre, and there directed his own production of Clifford Odets play Winter Journey. This show was a success, but was a financial failure. As a result, Harris ended up homeless, sleeping in a coal cellar for six weeks. After completing his studies at the Academy, Harris joined Joan Littlewoods Theatre Workshop and he began getting roles in West End theatre productions, starting with The Quare Fellow in 1956, a transfer from the Theatre Workshop. Harris spent nearly a decade in obscurity, learning his profession on stages throughout the UK, Harris made his film debut in 1958 in the film Alive and Kicking, and played the lead role in The Ginger Man in the West End in 1959. His second film was shot in Ireland, a role as a terrorist in Shake Hands with the Devil. It was directed by Michael Anderson who offered Harris a role in his movie, The Wreck of the Mary Deare. Harris hated it so much that he refused to return there for several years, Harris played another IRA terrorist in A Terrible Beauty, alongside Robert Mitchum. He had a bit part in the film The Guns of Navarone as a Royal Australian Air Force pilot who reports that blowing up the bloody guns of the island of Navarone is impossible by an air raid. He had a part in The Long and the Short
7. Conor Murray – Conor Murray is an Irish rugby union player who plays for Munster in the Pro12 and European Rugby Champions Cup. Murray attended St. Munchins College, Limerick and was part of the same Munster Schools Rugby Senior Cup squad as current Munster and he plays as a Scrum-half and represents Garryowen Football Club in club rugby. Murray made his debut for Munster against Connacht in the Magners League on 18 April 2010. He part of the Munster A team that lost the final of the 2009–10 British and Irish Cup to Cornish Pirates on 16 May 2010, Murray came off the bench to replace Duncan Williams during Munsters historic 15–6 victory against Australia on 16 November 2010. He made his European debut against Brive in April 2011, on 28 May 2011, he started at scrum-half against Leinster in the 2011 Celtic League Grand Final, which Munster won 19–9 in Thomond Park. In his first full season with Munster, Murray won the John McCarthy Award for Academy Player of the Year, Murray made his Heineken Cup debut for Munster against Northampton Saints on 12 November 2011. He won the Man-of-the-Match award for Munster in their Heineken Cup Round 4 match against Scarlets on 18 December 2011, Murray made his comeback from the knee injury he suffered in the 2012 Six Nations in the Heineken Cup quarter-final against Ulster on 8 April 2012. He scored his first try for Munster in the Pro 12 league fixture against Glasgow Warriors on 14 April 2012, Murray won another Man-of-the-Match award in Munsters league game against Ulster on 5 May 2012. His performance improved in Munsters second pool match against Edinburgh on 21 October, Murray scored a try in Munsters crucial victory against Edinburgh on 13 January 2013, and he scored again as Munster beat Racing Métro 92 29–6 to secure a place in the quarter-finals. He started in Munster 12–18 Heineken Cup quarter-final victory over Harlequins on 7 April 2013, Murray also started the 16–10 semi-final defeat to ASM Clermont Auvergne. Murray started for Munster against Edinburgh in their opening round 29-23 defeat in the 2013–14 Heineken Cup on 12 October 2013 and he again started for Munster in the second round game against Gloucester on 19 October 2013, which Munster won 26-10. He started Munsters 36-8 win against USA Perpignan on 8 December 2013, Murray signed a new two-year contract with the IRFU in December 2013, a deal that will see him remain with Munster until at least June 2016. As a result of the injury he suffered against Perpignan. Murray returned to training on 6 January 2014, two weeks ahead of schedule. Murray started the 7-20 away win against Gloucester on 11 January 2013 and he started against Edinburgh on 19 January 2014, scoring a try in the 38-6 Round 6 win that secured a home quarter-final. Murray started in Munsters 47-23 Heineken Cup quarter-final win against Toulouse on 5 April 2014 and he started in Munsters 24-16 semi-final defeat to Toulon on 27 April 2014. Murray was nominated for the Munster Rugby Senior Player of the Year 2014 award on 1 May 2014 and he converted two tries for Munster in their 12-55 win against Edinburgh on 3 May 2014. Murray won the Munster Senior Player of the Year 2014 Award on 8 May 2014, Murray captained Munster against Ospreys on 27 September 2014
8. Jeremy Staunton – Jeremy Staunton is an Irish rugby union fly-half, having retired in 2012 while playing for English club Leicester Tigers in the top level of English rugby, the English Premiership. He has also played at every level for Ireland and he was educated at St Munchins College Limerick and University of Limerick. Staunton began his career with his local team Galbally RFC in Co. Later, he played for Garryowen Football Club in the All-Ireland League before earning a contract with Munster in 1999 and he enjoyed five successful seasons with Munster, playing in both the fly-half and full back positions, helping Munster to win the Celtic League in February 2002. Seeing his opportunities limited behind Ronan OGara he joined Harlequins in the summer of 2004 before moving on to London Wasps in the summer of 2005. He was part of the Wasps side that won the Powergen Anglo-Welsh cup in 2006, the Heineken Cup in 2007, Staunton earned his first Irish cap on 11 November 2001 against Samoa, scoring a try on his debut international appearance. He earned a further two caps on the Irish tour to Japan in 2005 and also toured New Zealand and Australia with Ireland in June 2006, in June 2007, prior to the Rugby World Cup, he started at Fly-half for Ireland on their tour of Argentina. Staunton is now a teacher of Mathematics and Technical Graphics in Castleknock College co, Munster Profile St Munchins College Leicester Profile London Irish profile Wasps profile Jeremy Staunton ercrugby profile Jeremy Staunton RBS profile
9. Keith Wood – Keith Gerard Mallinson Wood is a former international rugby union footballer who played hooker for Ireland, the Lions, Garryowen, Harlequins and Munster. He was nicknamed The Raging Potato because of his bald head and he was also known as Uncle Fester due to his resemblance to a character in The Addams Family. Wood was born in Killaloe, County Clare, and educated at St Munchins College and his father, Gordon Wood, played prop 29 times for Ireland. He started his career with Garryowen who he helped to All Ireland titles in 1992 and 1994 before moving to Harlequins, Wood made his international debut in 1994 against Australia. He was capped 58 times for Ireland and five times for the Lions, never the most accurate player in the set piece his real strength was in leadership and open play where he dominated the world XVs hooker spot. He played on the 1997 and 2001 Lions tours, and was the winner of the IRB World Player of the Year award in 2001. He played a part in the Lions 2-1 series victory over the Springboks in 1997 and he was followed as Ireland captain by Brian ODriscoll. Wood retired from playing after the 2003 Rugby World Cup, in 2005 the Munster Rugby player was inducted into the Rugby Hall of fame. He currently holds a record of 15 full international test tries scored by a hooker. Wood used to play hurling, and was a member of the Clare GAA side that played in the inaugural Nenagh Co-op hurling tournament in 1988 and he scored 4 tries in one game in the 1999 World Cup, in the pool stage against the USA. Ireland were later eliminated from the tournament when they lost to Argentina in the quarter-final play-off, Wood made his last appearance on the BBC as a regular pundit having worked for the Beeb for 21 years and The Daily Telegraph as a freelance journalist. In 2014, Wood was inducted into the IRB Hall of Fame, St Munchins College Munster profile IRFU profile B&I Lions profile