O’Connor joins Dub’s Senior Management
- Mar 11,2021
Former Dub’s number one joins Bohan’s set up ...
Former Dublin captain and All Ireland winner, Cliodhna O’Connor has been brought into the Dublin management team for the 2021 season by Mick Bohan.
O’Connor, a two times All Star award winning goalkeeper has gained valuable coaching experience since retiring as a player having worked with the LGFA in Croke Park on a number of coaching initiatives as well as playing a pivotal role on the Cuala hurling back room team that won historical back to back club All Ireland titles in 2017 and in 2018.
The Portmarnock native rejoined Mattie Kenny management team when he moved from Cuala in 2019 to take charge of the Dublin senior hurlers.
O’Connor was Dublin’s first choice keeper between 2002 and 2014. She won her only All Ireland in 2010 having also played in the 2003, 2004, 2009 and 2014 TG4 All Ireland finals.
An All Star award winner in 2004 and in 2009, O’Connor was the only Dub to be named on the LGFA / TG4 Team of the Decade in 2010.
Cliodhna O’Connor captained Dublin during the 2011 season, including when they won the NFL Division 2 title after defeating Meath in the final.
O’Connor revolutionised how female Inter County keepers prepared and trained she is credited by many within the LGFA for modernising this key position and inspiring young girls to play in goal.
Apart from having a wealth of experience and knowledge of the women’s game O’Connor also has a Masters in Strength and Conditioning from St Mary’s University in Twickenham.
There is no doubt that Dublin’s former number one will be a huge asset to the Dublin set up when they do eventually return to action later this year and go in search of a fifth All Ireland crown in five years.