Tomás Quinn

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Tomás Quinn
Personal information
Irish name Tomás Ó Cuinn
Sport Gaelic football
Position Left Corner Forward
Born Dublin, Ireland
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Club(s)
YearsClub
2000–
St Vincents
Club titles
Dublin titles 4
Leinster titles 4
All-Ireland Titles 2
Inter-county(ies)
YearsCountyApps (scores)
2003–2012
Dublin 81 (21–213) [1]
Inter-county titles
Leinster titles 6
All-Irelands 1

Tomás 'Mossy' Quinn (Irish : Tomás Ó Cuinn) is an Irish Gaelic footballer from Dublin who plays for the St Vincents club and, formerly, for the Dublin county team.

Contents

Biography

Sometimes known as Mossy Quinn, he attended Ardscoil Rís in Marino.

He made his debut for Dublin in the opening match of the 2003 National Football League against Armagh. [2] Quinn was part of the Dublin panel that won the All-Ireland Senior Football championship in 2011. On 2 November 2012, Quinn retired as an inter-county player. [3]

He was the free-taker for the senior Dublin team. He has finished the last two seasons[ when? ] in the league as the top scorer for his county and finished as top scorer in the 2005 championship. Quinn had been coached by former Dublin player and club-mate Jimmy Keaveney.

After retiring from the inter-county game, Quinn was an integral part of the St Vincent's team that won Dublin and Leinster SFC in 2013 and then the All-Ireland Club title versus Castlebar Mitchells on St Patrick's Day at Croke Park. St Vincent's retained their Dublin and Leinster SFC crowns in 2014 but were beaten by eventual winners Corofin in the All-Ireland semi-final in Feb 2015. Quinn again played a key role in St Vincent's winning the Dublin SFC, with a man of the match performance in the 2016 final against Castleknock. He collected his fourth Leinster club title after defeating Offaly champions Rhode but Vincent's were beaten by Derry champions Slaughtneil in the All-Ireland final in Feb 2017.

In January 2014, Quinn took up his role as Commercial and Marketing Manager for Dublin GAA, the first role of its kind for GAA counties.

National League appearances

#DateVenueOpponentScoreResultCompetition
12 February 2003 Parnell Park, Dublin Armagh 0–30–7 : 1–15 National Football League Round 1
29 February 2003 Ballyshannon, Donegal Donegal 1–51–10 : 0–9 National Football League Round 2
316 February 2003 Parnell Park, Dublin Tyrone 0–10–12 : 0–11 National Football League Round 3
42 March 2003 Fitzgerald Stadium, Kerry Kerry 0–30–14 : 2–11 National Football League Round 4
523 March 2003 Dr. Hyde Park, Roscommon Roscommon 0–20–17 : 0–14 National Football League Round 6
66 April 2003 Parnell Park, Dublin Galway 0–12 : 1–9 National Football League Round 7
71 February 2004 Parnell Park, Dublin Tyrone 0–10–9 : 0–8 National Football League Round 1
88 February 2004 McHale Park, Castlebar Mayo 0–10–3 : 1–10 National Football League Round 2
915 February 2004 Parnell Park, Dublin Kerry 0–40–12 : 1–12 National Football League Round 3
107 March 2004 Cusack Park, Mullingar Westmeath 0–40–15 : 0–10 National Football League Round 4
1114 March 2004 Brewster Park, Enniskillen Fermanagh 0–30–12 : 0–12 National Football League Round 5
124 April 2004 Parnell Park, Dublin Longford 0–42–12 : 2–9 National Football League Round 7
135 February 2005 Parnell Park, Dublin Mayo 2–22–13 : 1–15 National Football League Round 1
1513 February 2005 Healy Park, Omagh Tyrone 0–40–9 : 1–10 National Football League Round 2
165 March 2005 Austin Stack Park, Tralee Kerry 0–12–11 : 2–13 National Football League Round 3
1712 March 2005 Parnell Park, Dublin Westmeath 0–70–11 : 0–9 National Football League Round 4
1820 March 2005 Parnell Park, Dublin Donegal 1–41–11 : 0–13 National Football League Round 5
1926 March 2005 Páirc Uí Rinn, Cork Cork 0–31–6 : 0–18 National Football League Round 6
203 April 2005 O'Connor Park, Tullamore Offaly 1–21–13 : 2–6 National Football League Round 7
215 February 2006 Healy Park, Omagh Tyrone 1–71–9 : 1–6 National Football League Round 1
2212 February 2006 Parnell Park, Dublin Monaghan 0–40–7 : 1–11 National Football League Round 2
234 March 2006 Parnell Park, Dublin Offaly 0–21–10 : 3–2 National Football League Round 3
2411 March 2006 Páirc Uí Rinn, Cork Cork 0–21–10 : 1–11 National Football League Round 4
2519 March 2006 Brewster Park, Fermanagh Fermanagh 0–50–8 : 0–9 National Football League Round 5
2625 March 2006 Parnell Park, Dublin Mayo 2–24–10 : 1–10 National Football League Round 6
2710 February 2007 Gaelic Grounds, Limerick Limerick 0–40–14 : 1–10 National Football League Round 2
2825 February 2007 Ballyshannon, Donegal Donegal 0–5 : 0–9 National Football League Round 3
2910 March 2007 Parnell Park, Dublin Cork 0–51–13 : 0–7 National Football League Round 4
2924 March 2007 Parnell Park, Dublin Fermanagh 1–13–15 : 0–7 National Football League Round 5
301 April 2007 McHale Park, Castlebar Mayo 0–10–9 : 0–10 National Football League Round 6
315 April 2008 Parnell Park, Dublin Roscommon 1–33–20 : 0–7 National Football League Round 6
3220 April 2008 Parnell Park, Dublin Meath 0–60–13 : 2–6 National Football League Round 7
3322 March 2009 Ballina, Mayo Mayo 0–9 : 0–9 National Football League Round 5
3412 April 2009 Parnell Park, Dublin Westmeath 5–22 : 0–10 National Football League Round 7

Championship appearances

#DateVenueOpponentScoreResultCompetition
11 June 2003 Croke Park, Dublin Louth 0–31–19 : 0–9 Leinster Championship Quarter final
215 June 2003 Croke Park, Dublin Laois 0–30–14 : 0–16 Leinster Championship Semi final
328 June 2003 St. Tiernach's Park, Derry Derry 3–9 : 1–9 Qualifiers Round 2
412 June 2004 Parnell Park, Dublin London 1–53–24 : 0–6 Qualifiers Round 1
53 July 2004 Carrick on Shannon, Leitrim Leitrim 0–31–13 : 0–4 Qualifiers Round 2
610 July 2004 O'Moore Park, Portlaoise Longford 0–51–17 : 0–11 Qualifiers Round 3
71 August 2004 Croke Park, Dublin Roscommon 1–14 : 0–13 Qualifiers Round 4
814 August 2004 Croke Park, Dublin Kerry 1–8 : 1–15 All Ireland Quarter final
915 May 2005 Croke Park, Dublin Longford 0–52–23 : 0–10 Leinster Championship Preliminary Quarter final
105 June 2005 Croke Park, Dublin Meath 0–11–12 : 1–10 Leinster Championship Quarter final
1119 June 2005 Croke Park, Dublin Wexford 0–101–17 : 2–10 Leinster Championship Semi final
1217 July 2005 Croke Park, Dublin Laois 0–40–14 : 0–13 Leinster Championship Final
1313 August 2005 Croke Park, Dublin Tyrone 1–71–14 : 1–14 All Ireland Quarter final
1427 August 2005 Croke Park, Dublin Tyrone 0–21–14 : 2–18 All Ireland Quarter final replay
154 June 2006 Pearse Park, Longford Longford 0–21–12 : 0–13 Leinster Championship Quarter final
1625 June 2006 Croke Park, Dublin Laois 2–33–17 : 0–12 Leinster Championship Semi final
1716 July 2006 Croke Park, Dublin Offaly 0–81–15 : 0–9 Leinster Championship Final
1813 August 2006 Croke Park, Dublin Westmeath 1–21–12 : 0–5 All Ireland Quarter final
1927 August 2006 Croke Park, Dublin Mayo 0–22–12 : 1–16 All-Ireland Semi final
203 June 2007 Croke Park, Dublin Meath 0–31–11 : 0–14 Leinster Championship Quarter final
2117 June 2007 Croke Park, Dublin Meath 0–10–16 : 0–12 Leinster Championship Quarter final replay
2224 June 2007 Croke Park, Dublin Offaly 0–11–12 : 0–10 Leinster Championship Semi final
2315 July 2007 Croke Park, Dublin Laois 0–13–14 : 1–14 Leinster Championship Final
2411 August 2007 Croke Park, Dublin Derry 0–18 : 0–15 All Ireland Quarter final
2526 August 2007 Croke Park, Dublin Kerry 0–16 : 1–15 All-Ireland Semi final
268 June 2008 Croke Park, Dublin Louth 0–61–22 : 0–12 Leinster Championship Quarter final
2729 June 2008 Croke Park, Dublin Westmeath 0–30–13 : 1–8 Leinster Championship Semi final
2820 July 2008 Croke Park, Dublin Wexford 0–53–23 : 0–9 Leinster Championship Final
2916 August 2008 Croke Park, Dublin Tyrone 0–21–8 : 3–14 All Ireland Quarter final
3028 June 2009 Croke Park, Dublin Westmeath 1–14–26 : 0–11 Leinster Championship Semi final
3113 June 2010 Croke Park, Dublin Wexford 0–42–16 : 0–15 Leinster Championship Quarter final
3227 June 2010 Croke Park, Dublin Meath 0–70–13 : 5–9 Leinster Championship Semi final

Yearly performance

2005

In the 2005 league Quinn became Dublin's first choice free taker. Throughout the National Football League he showed he could hold his nerve scoring the winning points in two matches from dead balls. He finished the NFL campaign with 4–23 (0-13f, 1–0 pen, 0–2 '45').

Quinn was on the Dublin panel that beat Laois in the Leinster Senior Football Championship Final at Croke Park. He scored a total of four points in the final with two being of special note both scored in the dying minutes. The first drew the teams level while the second was the match winning point.

He finished the 2005 All-Ireland and Leinster Championships with a total of 1–29, which confirmed him as the top scoring player from Leinster. He finished in fifth top scorer as the All-Ireland Championship due to a lack of progress on Dublin's part in the 2005 Championship.

2006

He finished the 2006 NFL campaign as top scorer for the Dublin Senior panel with a total score of 3–22 (2–0 pens, 0-13f, 0–4 '45'). He was on Dublin's winning side in the 2006 Leinster Senior football championship final clash against Offaly, helping Dublin gain their 46th championship. Quinn featured in the All-Ireland quarter-final victory over Westmeath, notching a first-half goal. He was substituted in the second half of the All-Ireland semi-final defeat to [[Mayo county football team|Mayo].

At club level, Mossy scored a total of 1–4 (0–3 '45', 0-1f) for St Vincent's in their drubbing of Parnells, taking St Vincent's to the fourth round of the 2006 Dublin Senior Football Championship. In the fourth round, St Vincent's met St Brigid's. Quinn's first half goal proved to be the difference between the sides in a game that finished with a scoreline of 1–8 to 0–9. Mossy scored a total of 1–2 in the game which took St Vincent's in the Dublin Senior Club Football Championship quarter-final, where they played St Judes. His form continued against St Judes in a tight game in which Mossy scored 2–2 to take his side into the Dublin Championship semi-final against Na Fianna. Quinn helped guide his team past Na Fianna and went on to lose against UCD in the final. He finished the Dublin Championship as top-scorer in this year's championship with 7–31 (eight games). Quinn was named on the 2006 Dublin Bus/Evening Herald Blue Star football XV at full forward. [4]

2007

He won the 2007 O'Byrne Cup for Dublin against Laois at O'Connor Park in Offaly. The game finished on a scoreline of 1–18 to 2–13 against Laois. Mossy scored 1–11 (0-4f, 0–2 '45') for Dublin during their 2007 campaign in Division 1A. [5] Mark Vaughan replaced Quinn as the freekick taker for the Dublin senior football team for Dublin's second game against Meath in the quarter-final of the Leinster Senior Football Championship. Vaughan scored 0-8 as the freetaker and was selected as the freetaker for the semi-final against Offaly. Quinn retained his position on the Dublin team, despite losing his role as freetaker. [6] Quinn won his first Dublin Senior Football Championship medal with St Vincent's in 2007, scoring 0–4 in the final against St Brigid's at Parnell Park. Mossy then went on to win the Leinster Senior Club Football Championship final against Tyrrellspass of Westmeath. [7]

2008

Tomás won the 2008 All-Ireland Senior Club Football Championship with St Vincent's as captain while scoring total of 0–7 (0-5f) in their final win over Nemo Rangers. [8] Quinn was restored his free e-taking role with the Dublin senior team. He won his fourth Leinster title in a row with Dublin against Wexford in the final at Croke Park. [9]

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References

  1. McKeon, Conor (11 September 2019). "Dublin's all-time leading scorers: How Dean Rock surpassed Bernard Brogan – and his own father". Irish Independent . Independent News & Media . Retrieved 11 September 2019.
  2. "Seán Óg Ó hAilpín and Mossy Quinn retire from inter-county GAA". RTÉ Sport. 2 November 2012. Retrieved 2 November 2012.