Player Focus

November 8, 2018


Shane Connell.

Date of Birth?



6ft 1in


14st 6lbs

Notable Sporting Achievements?

2 Senior football medals (1999 & 2001); Intermediate football medal (2007); Junior hurling medal (1998); U14 hurling medal; Div 2 football league medal (2009).

Toughest Opponent?

Dermot Earley playing against Sarsfields, he’s unreal fit.

Favourite Grounds?

Edenderry GAA grounds and O’Connor Park.


Walking the dog, and painting.

Favourite Position?


Favourite Players?

Adrian Mahon and Dara O’Se.

Influences On Your Career?

John Courtney.

The High Point Of Your Career To Date?

Beating Rhode in the 2001 County Final replay, after being 8 points down the first day.

Biggest Disappointment?

None really, i’ve never been beaten in a county final!

Players With A Promising Future?

Peter O’Neill and Aaron O’Connell.

Ways Of Improving The Game?

Getting rid of referees.

Do You Have Any Relatives Involved In Gaelic Games?

My son Kalem plays u12 hurling and football, my daughter Ali plays u10 football, and all the McNamara’s have played at various levels over the years.

Person You Would Most Like To Meet?

The person who stole my f#@%$*g bike outside Quinnsworth in 1985.

Favourite Personal Saying Or Term Of Abuse?

If it’s not hanging off, you’ll be alright.

Pet Hates?

Pissy toilet seats.

Favourite Music?

Anything bar Rap.

Favourite Film?

O Brother, where art thou? (Anything by the Coen Brothers)

Ideal Date?

Tracy, without the kids.

How Would You Like To Be Remembered?

As a good, clean, no nonsense footballer.

Next Friday, July 17th, our Player Focus will continue with Edenderry Hurler Brendan ‘Mucky’ McCabe.