Paddy O'Driscoll

Patrick O'Driscoll (born 1927) was an Irish Gaelic footballer who played as a right corner-back at senior level for the Cork county team. He was named in the "Cork Football Team of the Millennium" in January 2000.[1][2]

Paddy O'Driscoll
Personal information
Irish name Pádraig Ó Drisceoil
Sport Gaelic football
Position Right corner-back
Born 1927
Ballycotton, County Cork, Ireland
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Occupation Garda and security officer
Years Club
Garda (Dublin)
Garda (Cork)
Russell Rovers
Club titles
Cork titles 1
Years County Apps (scores)
Cork 27 (0-00)
Inter-county titles
Munster titles 4
All-Irelands 0
*Inter County team apps and scores correct as of 22:05, 12 April 2012.

O'Driscoll joined the team during the 1950 championship and was a regular member of the starting fifteen until his retirement a decade later. During that time he won two National League medals and two Munster medals, however, he never won an All-Ireland winners' medal.[3]

O'Driscoll had a lengthy career with the Russell Rovers and Garda club teams.[citation needed]

In retirement from playing O'Driscoll served as an administrator with the Cork County Board and was also a selector when Cork won the All-Ireland in 1973.[citation needed]


  1. ^ "All-Ireland stars dominate dream team". Irish Examiner. 13 January 2000. Archived from the original on 11 June 2003. Retrieved 12 April 2012.
  2. ^ "The 125 greatest stars of the GAA: 76-100". Irish Independent. 4 November 2009. Retrieved 12 April 2012.
  3. ^ "Munster Senior Football Winning Teams". Munster GAA website. Retrieved 12 April 2012.
Sporting positions
Preceded by Cork Senior Football Captain
Succeeded by
Preceded by Treasaurer of the Cork County Board
Succeeded by
Preceded by Chairman of the Cork County Board
Succeeded by