Moll O'Driscoll

Michael O'Driscoll (1922 - February 1988), known as Moll O'Driscoll was an Irish Gaelic footballer who played for club side Clonakilty and at inter-county level with the Cork senior football team.

Michael "Moll" O'Driscoll
Personal information
Irish name Mícheál Ó Drisceoil
Sport Gaelic football
Position Goalkeeper
Born 1922
Clonakilty, County Cork, Ireland
Died January 1988 (aged 65)
Cricklewood, London, England
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Nickname Moll
Occupation Builder
Years Club
Club titles
Cork titles 5
Years County Apps (scores)
Cork 15 (0-00)
Inter-county titles
Munster titles 2
All-Irelands 1


O'Driscoll first came to Gaelic football prominence on the Clonakilty team that contested six consecutive county finals from 1942 to 1947. He ended up on the winning side on five occasions. O'Driscoll's performances at club level saw him take over from Dave Roche as first-choice goalkeeper with the Cork senior football team for the opening round of the 1945 Munster Championship. He later won his first Munster Championship title before ending the season by again lining out in goal when Cork claimed the All-Ireland title after a defeat of Cavan in the final.[1][2][3] O'Driscoll claimed a second provincial winners' medal in 1949. He was also a regular on the Munster team and won a Railway Cup medal in 1949.[citation needed]

Personal life and deathEdit

Born in Clonakilty, County Cork, O'Driscoll emigrated to England in the early 1950s. He settled in Cricklewood in North London and found employment with building firm Holland, Hannen & Cubitts. O'Driscoll died in January 1988.




  1. ^ "Clon connections to Cork success in 1945". West Cork People. September 2020. Retrieved 3 April 2021.
  2. ^ "A football life less ordinary". The Anglo-Celt. 3 February 2010. Retrieved 3 April 2021.
  3. ^ Keys, Colm (31 July 2013). "Bailieborough and the Cavan goalkeeping connection". Irish Independent. Retrieved 3 April 2021.