Player Focus #4

November 8, 2018


Orla Cullen

Date of Birth?



5ft 9in


Rude question 🙂 jk.

Notable Sporting Achievements?

Winning USA National Junior College Soccer Tournament in 2002, Representing Ireland in Athletics, Winning New York Ladies Football Championship ’06 & ’08. Being part of the Leinster team in 2002.

Toughest Opponent?

Cora Staunton (Mayo), Mary O’Rourke (Na Fianna NY)

Favourite Ground?

Gaelic Park (NYC), Croke Park.


Socializing, movies, listening to music, being active.

Favourite Position?


Favourite Players?

Bridge Corkery (Cork), Sean Cavanagh (Tyrone)

Influences On Your Career?

My family.

The High Point Of Your Career To Date?

Scoring a goal in NJCAA Soccer Final 2002.

Biggest Disappointment?

Losing the 2004 NEC conference final in penalty kicks, The fact Offaly ladies are in the doldrums of Junior Football.

Players With A Promising Future?

Kim Furey & Aisling O’Connor

Ways Of Improving The Game?

Have the best possible training facilities available, anyone coaching a team has coaching certification.

Dislikes About The GAA?

Lack of recognition/support to the Ladies Gaelic Football Association.

Do You Have Any Relatives Involved In Gaelic Games?

My brother Finbarr and father Tommy have played here and there for Edenderry & Offaly.

Funniest Team Mate?

Ciara Furey.

Hardest/Toughest Team Mate?

Sandra Blong.

Best Goal Ever Seen Scored?

Probably Seamus Darby’s in ’82.

If You Could Buy One Player To Play For Edenderry Who Would It Be?

Cora Staunton.

Person You Would Most Like To Meet?

Barack Obama – so I could ask him for a green card!

Pet Hates?

Lazy talented players.

Favourite Music?

Everything except Westlife or Boyzone.

Favourite Film?

Too many to mention…Just saw The Hangover it’s hilarious.

Ideal Date?

Hugh Jackman!!

How Would You Like To Be Remembered?

As someone who didn’t take themselves too seriously and enjoyed life!

Next Friday, August 7th, our Player Focus will continue with Edenderry Footballer Robbie Glennon.