Tomás Quinn

Tomás Quinn

Infobox GAA player |

name =Tomás Quinn
irish =Tomás Ó Cuinn
nickname=Mossy, TQ, The Lawnmower
dob=
placeofbirth=Dublin
countryofbirth=Ireland
sport=Gaelic football
code=Football
county=Dublin
province=Leinster
clposition= Full Forward
club=St. Vincents
clubs=St. Vincents
clyears= ?- Present
clapps(points)=
icposition=Full Forward
icyears= 2003 - Present
icapps(points)=
counties=Dublin
icprovince=3
icupdate=(20:30, 18 August 2006 (UTC))
clupdate=(20:30, 18 August 2006 (UTC))
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Tomás 'Mossy' Quinn ( _ga. Tomás Ó Cuinn) is an Irish Gaelic Footballer from Dublin.He is sometimes known as Mossy Quinn, The Moss Man and also The Lawnmower. He plays his club football for St. Vincents. He attended Ardscoil Ris in Marino and is the current free-taker for the Dublin Senior Football Team. He has finished the last two seasons 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. Tomás made his debut for Dublin in the opening match of the 2003 National football league against Armagh. [http://www.hill16.ie/viewstoryhill16.asp?mainheading=Word+on+The+Hill&id=1641&viewstory=yes]

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 the Laois in the Leinster Senior Football Championship Final in 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, although he would have to shoulder some of the blame for his missed frees against any decent opposition.

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 Dublins 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 against Westmeath, notching a first half goal. He was substituted in the second half of the All-Ireland semi-final defeat at the hands of Mayo.

At club level, Mossy scored a total of 1-4 (0-3 '45', 0-1f) for St Vincents in their drubbing of Parnells, taking St Vincents to the fourth round of the 2006 Dublin senior club football championship. In the fourth round, St Vincents went on to meet St Brigids. Quinn's first half goal proved to be the difference between the sides in a game that finished at a scoreline of 1-8 to 0-9. Mossy scored a total of 1-2 in the game which took St Vincents in the Dublin Senior Club Football Championship quarter final where the they played St Judes. He form continued against St Judes in a tight game in which Mossy scored 2-02 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. [http://www.hill16.ie/viewstoryhill16.asp?id=7540&mainheading=Word+on+The+Hill&viewstory=yes]

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. [http://www.hill16.ie/viewstoryhill16.asp?mainheading=Word+on+The+Hill&id=7695&viewstory=yes] Tomás was replaced by Mark Vaughan as the freekick taker for the Dublin senior football team for Dublins second game against Meath in the quarter final of the Leinster Senior Football Championship. Vaughan scored an impressive 0-08 as the freetaker and has been selected as the freetaker for the semi-final against Offaly. Quinn has retained his position on the Dublin team despite losing his role as freetaker. [http://www.hill16.ie/viewstoryhill16.asp?id=8480&mainheading=Word+on+The+Hill&viewstory=yes] Quinn won his first Dublin Senior Football Championship medal with St Vincents in 2007, scoring 0-04 in the final against St Brigids at Parnell Park. Mossy then went on to win the Leinster Senior Club Football Championship final against Tyrrellspass of Westmeath. [http://www.hill16.ie/viewstoryhill16.asp?id=9315&mainheading=Word+on+The+Hill&viewstory=yes]

2008

Tomás won the 2008 All-Ireland Senior Club Football Championship with St Vincents as captain while scoring total of 0-7 (0-5f) in their final win over Nemo Rangers. [ [http://www.hill16.ie/viewstoryhill16.asp?id=9746&mainheading=Word+on+The+Hill&viewstory=yes] ] Quinn restored his free taking role with the Dublin senior football team. He won his fourth Leinster title in a row with Dublin against Wexford in the final at Croke Park. [ [http://www.hill16.ie/viewstoryhill16.asp?mainheading=Word+on+The+Hill&id=10014&viewstory=yes HILL 16 ] ]

References

External links

* [http://www.hill16.ie Official Dublin Website]
* [http://www.hoganstand.com/dublin Hoganstand.Com]
* [http://www.stvincentsgaa.ie St. Vincents GAA Website]


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