September 17, 2008


About Steven Mc Donnell

Steven McDonnell is one of the most recognisable figures in Irish sporting circles and considered among the greatest Gaelic footballers Armagh has ever produced. Having played inter-county football from 1999 to 2012, McDonnell has claimed every accolade in the modern game. For his county, these achievements include the All-Ireland Senior Championship in 2002, the National League Division 1 title in 2005 as well as a remarkable seven Ulster Senior Championship titles in 10 years.

In addition to his total success at county level, McDonnell has played and won at both provincial and international levels within the game, winning two Railway Cups for Ulster as well as the International Rules Series with Ireland in 2004, 2008 and 2011. It was with these honours that McDonnell became one of the most decorated figures in the game but it is his personal achievements that single him out as legitimately noteworthy of acclaim: McDonnell achieved All-Star status on three occasions in 2002, 2003 and 2005 and was crowned Player of the Year in 2003.
Since retiring from the inter-county scene in 2012, his time has been devoted to sharing his vast experience as a means of motivating and leading others in various fields from sport to business.

His winning attitude and purposeful direction within the teams he played were unquestionable and these abilities have been acknowledged at every level of the game having captained his club Killeavy, county, province and country. McDonnell’s inspirational achievements within Irish sport are truly enormous and the wealth of experience he has gleaned from it is applied with vigour to each and every speech he performs. In addition to numerous inter-county sporting teams, he has spoken at several motivational talks for sporting, corporate and charitable organisations that include the Alan Kerins Foundation, Performa Sports and the Newry and Mourne Enterprise Agency.