Stephen McDonnell (hurler)
Stephen McDonnell (born 28 January 1989) is an Irish hurler who plays for Cork Senior Championship club Glen Rovers and at inter-county level with the Cork senior hurling team. He usually lines out as a left corner-back.
|Irish name||Stiofáin Mac Domhnaill|
28 January 1989|
|Height||1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)|
|Cork Institute of Technology|
|*Inter County team apps and scores correct as of 11:19, 15 July 2019.|
Cork Institute of TechnologyEdit
On 3 March 2012, McDonnell lined out at full-back for the Cork Institute of Technology when they faced University College Cork in the Fitzgibbon Cup final. CIT suffered a 2-15 to 2-14 defeat after extra-time.
Minor and under-21Edit
McDonnell joined the Glen Rovers club at a young age and played in all grades at juvenile and underage levels. On 20 November 2005, he was at midfield when Glen Rovers defeated Carrigaline by 0-15 to 1-08 in the Premier County Minor Championship final.
On 11 November 2006, McDonnell was again at midfield for a second successive Premier County Minor Championship final. Bishopstown were the opponents, however,0-12 from Patrick Horgan secured an 0-18 to 2-09 victory.
McDonnell subsequently progressed onto the Glen Rovers under-21 team. On 8 November 2008, he was at left wing-back when Glen Rovers drew with Duhallow in the Cork Premier Under-21 Championship final. The replay took place on 16 November, with Glen Rovers winning by 4-15 to 2-18.
On 12 October 2014, McDonnell was again at full-back when Glen Rovers faced Sarsfields in the Cork Senior Championship final. After helping to set up the Glen's opening score, the team suffered a heavy 2-18 to 0-08 defeat.
McDonnell was at right corner-back for much of the Glen's 2015 championship campaign. He was also named in that position for the final against reigning champions Sarsfields, with the Glen winning by 2-17 to 1-13. It was the club's first championship title since 1989.
Minor and under-21Edit
McDonnell first played for Cork at minor level during the 2007 Championship, a year which also saw him captain the team. He made his first appearance on 2 May when he played at left wing-back in Cork's 3-15 to 0-09 defeat of Waterford. On 8 July, McDonnell was at midfield for Cork's 0-18 to 1-11 Munster Championship final defeat by Tipperary. After being substituted in that game, he was dropped from the starting fifteen for the subsequent All-Ireland Championship and replaced as captain by Ryan Clifford. On 2 September, McDonnell started the All-Ireland final against Tipperary on the bench but was introduced as a 24th-minute substitute in the 3-14 to 2-11 defeat.
McDonnell made his first appearance for the Cork senior hurling team on 13 February 2011 in a 1-20 to 1-15 National Hurling League defeat of Offaly at Páirc Uí Chaoimh. He was later included on Cork's panel for the 2011 Munster Championship and made his debut at right corner-back on 29 May in a 3-22 to 0-23 defeat by Tipperary.
McDonnell lined out in his first Munster Championship final on 14 July 2013, however, Cork suffered a 0-24 to 0-15 defeat by Limerick. On 8 September, he lined out at right corner-back against Clare when the sides drew in the All-Ireland final. McDonnell was again at right corner-back for the replay on 28 September which Cork lost by 5-16 to 3-16.
On 3 July 2014, McDonnell won a Munster Championship medal following Cork's 2-24 to 0-24 defeat of Limerick in the last final to be played at the old Páirc Uí Chaoimh. He ended the season by being nominated for an All-Star.
McDonnell retained the captaincy of the team for the 2007 Championship. He won his second Munster Championship medal on 9 July following a 1-25 to 1-20 defeat of Clare in the final. In December McDonnell announced that he was leaving the Cork panel. New manager John Meyler said: "Stephen’s not in our plans. He’s taking time out in 2018 so he won’t be available."
It was announced in November 2018 that McDonnell would be returning to the Cork panel for the 2019 season.
- As of match played 14 July 2019.
- Glen Rovers
- Cork Senior Hurling Championship (2) 2015, 2016
- Cork Under-21 Hurling Championship (1): 2008
- Cork Minor Hurling Championship (2): 2005, 2006
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- "McDonnell and Ellis get starting spots for Cork". Irish Examiner. 11 February 2011. Retrieved 1 July 2011.
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- O'Flynn, Diarmuid (15 July 2013). "Day of joy sends tremor through Treaty". Irish Examiner. Retrieved 31 July 2013.
- O'Flynn, Diarmuid (9 September 2013). "An emotional, riveting roller-coaster". Irish Examiner. Retrieved 22 September 2013.
- O'Flynn, Diarmuid (30 September 2013). "A day borrowed from the hurling gods". Irish Examiner. Retrieved 1 October 2013.
- O'Flynn, Diarmuid (14 July 2014). "Irrepressible Rebels rule Munster again". Irish Examiner. Retrieved 17 July 2014.
- Farrelly, Mark (9 October 2014). "The Full List Of Hurling All-Star Nominees". Balls.ie. Retrieved 5 February 2019.
- O'Toole, Fintan (3 May 2015). "Waterford crowned hurling league champions with emphatic win over Cork". The 42. Retrieved 5 February 2019.
- Russell, Adrian (3 November 2015). "New Cork hurling boss Kieran Kingston names Stephen McDonnell as captain". The 42. Retrieved 5 February 2019.
- Brennan, John (8 July 2016). "Wexford rock the Rebels for first win over Cork in 60 years". Irish Independent. Retrieved 5 February 2019.
- "Cork victorious over Clare in Munster hurling final". Irish Examiner. 9 July 2017. Retrieved 5 July 2018.
- Horgan, John (8 December 2017). "McDonnell opts out of Cork hurling panel with Eoin Cadogan in the mix as a replacement". Evening Echo. Retrieved 5 February 2019.
- "Cork hurling boss John Meyler receives double boost for 2019 campaign". Hogan Stand. 16 November 2018. Retrieved 5 February 2019.
- Stephen McDonnell profile at the Cork GAA website