Seamie O'Shea

  • Seamie O'Shea was the powerhouse of the Mayo team for a long number of years playing at midfield.

    That's according to the Breaffy GAA Chairman Gerry Bourke who says Seamie was blighted with injuries throughout his career and the pain barrier that he went through to get back on the field was phenomenal.

    The Breaffy man made his debut 13 years ago and today called time on his inter-county career becoming the fourth player in as many days to do so.

    Midfielder O'Shea follows Tom Parsons, David Clarke and Donal Vaughan in departing the inter county scene.

    Throughout his senior career he claimed seven Connacht titles and one national football league.

    He also won an All-Ireland U21 title with Mayo in 2006 along with Connacht U21 titles in 2006, 2007 and 2008.

    Gerry Bourke told Midwest Sport today that Seamie was outstanding for club & county.

     

     

  • Seamus O'Shea has become the latest Mayo senior footballer to retire.

    The Breaffy club man made 51 championship appearances for the green and red over a 13 year spell.

    Midfielder O'Shea follows Tom Parsons, David Clarke and Donal Vaughan in departing the inter county scene.

    Séamie O’Shea has today confirmed his retirement from Inter-county football after making his senior team debut in the national football league against Derry in 2008.

    Throughout his senior career he claimed seven Connacht titles and one national football league.

    He also won an All-Ireland U21 title with Mayo in 2006 along with Connacht U21 titles in 2006, 2007 and 2008.

    With his club Breaffy he won County Junior and Intermediate titles in 2003 and 2004 respectively. 

     

    Statement from Séamie O’Shea: After 13 years, I would like to announce my retirement from the Mayo senior football team. 

    I'm hugely grateful to everyone who has supported me throughout my career. I would like to thank my family and friends for their constant support and encouragement as well as my club Breaffy for nurturing my development. I would also like to thank all of my former teammates, management teams, coaches, medical staff, supporters and everyone who has been involved in this journey. 

    I consider myself incredibly fortunate to have played for Mayo alongside an extraordinary group of players. I'm thankful that I've had the opportunity to do it for so long and I've loved every minute of it. 

    Mayo football is in good hands and I look forward to watching my former teammates compete and win over the coming years. Séamie 

    Statement from Mayo GAA Chairman Liam Moffatt: Séamie O’Shea today hangs up his Mayo jersey after many great years of service and for this and on behalf of Mayo GAA, I want to thank him most sincerely. 

    A Minor finalist in 2005 & a midfield anchor on a Mayo team that claimed All-Ireland U21 glory in 2006, he went on to have a stellar career at senior level. His quiet, unassuming manner overlay a steely resolve to be the best he could be. His “end to end” running power and brilliant defensive midfield capabilities were taken from a second to none commitment and work ethic. This commitment was typified by the many miles he travelled over the years to attend training and games while based outside the county. 

    I would like to wish Séamie & his family all the very best for the future.