Meet Edenderry All Star Christine McDonnell

November 8, 2018


Christine McDonnell

Date of birth





Primary School Teacher

Notable sporting achievements

Winning a schools All-Ireland with St. Marys in 2004, finishing as Leinster league champions with Offaly in 2004, and being crowned Leinster Champions with Edenderry in 2010.

Toughest opponent

Johanna Maher from Westmeath.

Favourite ground

O’Connor Park

Favourite position



When I’m not too busy with football I like playing squash and meeting up with friends

Influences on your career

My brother Bobby has always supported and encouraged me throughout my football career.

The high point of your career to Date

Being chosen on the Team of the League

Biggest disappointment

Losing to Louth in this years all Ireland semi final. We missed out on the opportunity to play in Croke Park and represent Offaly in an All-Ireland final.

Players with a promising future

Kym Furey has already achieved so much at such a young age and is an inspiring player. Ciara O’Connor and Nicole Farrelly showed great talent this year with club and county and I’ve no doubt will go far!

Do you have any relatives involved in Gaelic games

My brother plays with Ballyfore

Funniest team mate

Maura Byrne and Deirdre Evans are a barrel of laughs!

Hardest/Toughest team mate

I never look forward to marking Emma Dalton or Orla Heavey at county training and Kym Furey at club.

If you could buy one player to play for Edenderry who would it be

Lorraine Keena would be a worthy investment!

Person you would most like to meet

James Cordon

Favourite film

Shaw Shank Redemption and Big Daddy stand out

Ideal date

Marty Morrissey

What did your all-Star mean to you

It was a huge privilege to be chosen for the Team of the League as it was selected by opposing managers and referees.

Where do you see yourself in five years

Áras an Uachtaráin!!