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9 reminders of how good a player Michael Meehan has been

Meehan’s inter-county future uncertain after injury forces him to take a break for the foreseeable future.

Image: James Crombie/INPHO

GALWAY WERE DEALT a blow last night with the news that star forward Michael Meehan is taking an indefinite break from inter-county football and will miss this season’s Championship.

Injury means that Meehan’s future is uncertain but hopefully we will see him back him with the Tribesmen before too long.

In the meantime here are nine reminders of how good a player he has been.


Meehan was the attacking star as St Jarlath’s of Tuam won the Hogan Cup. The campaign was best remembered for his duel with Kerry’s Declan O’Sullivan in an epic semi-final that finished 0-20 apiece after extra time in the Gaelic Grounds.

Meehan scored 1-7 as St Jarlath’s won the replay, and then hit another 1-6 against St Michael’s in the final.

Michael Meehan and Paul Griffin 6/10/2002 DIGITAL Source: INPHO

In October he struck 0-5, while still a minor, as Galway beat Dublin to win the All-Ireland U21 football final.


Meehan finished as man of the match in the Sigerson Cup final as he scored 0-4 in NUIG’s win over UCC.

Skip to 4:45 for a couple of unbelievable scores.

Source: Micheal Keane/YouTube

He then won his first Connacht senior medal, scoring 0-2 off the bench as Galway beat Mayo.

Michael Meehan Source: INPHO


Caltra win All-Ireland senior club football title with Meehan scoring 0-6. He’s one of five brothers on the Galway club’s team as they defeat An Ghaeltacht.

Michael Meehan and Dara O'Se 17/3/2004 Source: INPHO


Galway clinch the All-Ireland U21 football title with Meehan scoring 0-9 in their semi-final win against Cork and then a brilliant 3-2 against Down in the final.

Michael Meehan and Donal Og O'Donovan 30/4/2005 Source: INPHO

Cork had their revenge at senior level but Meehan did score two goals in Galway’s All-Ireland quarter-final defeat in Croke Park later that summer.

Michael Meehan and Gary Murphy Source: Andrew Paton/INPHO


Meehan put in a star performance in the All-Ireland quarter-finals against Kerry, scoring 0-10 — including 0-6 from play — off Marc Ó Sé in Croke Park.

Source: Bryansford Gael/YouTube


Meehan scored 1-6 in what looks set to be his last game for Galway for a long time, last year’s fourth round qualifier against Cork. This last-gasp thunderbolt was the pick of the bunch.

Source: Conor Ryan/YouTube

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