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Donie O'Donovan

Donie O'Donovan
Personal information
Irish nameDónall Ó Donnabháin
SportGaelic football
PositionRight corner-forward
Born(1926-01-31)31 January 1926
Dillon's Cross, Cork
Died29 May 1999(1999-05-29) (aged 73)
1940s-1950sSt. Nicholas'
Club Titles
Cork titles3
Munster titles1
YearsCountyApps (scores)
1948-1955Cork15 (5-3)
Inter-county titles
Munster titles2
All Irelands0

Daniel Joseph "Donie" O'Donovan (31 January 1926 - 29 May 1999) was an Irish Gaelic football manager and player. He played football with his local club St. Nicholas' and was a member of the Cork senior inter-county team from 1948 until 1955.[1] O'Donovan managed Cork to the All-Ireland title in 1973.


Born Daniel Joseph O'Donovan at 150 Old Youghal Road, Dillon's Cork into a family with strong sporting and Irish republican background. He was a nephew of Cork IRA officer Dan "Sandow" O'Donovan. He followed in the footsteps of his father and grandfather and became a carpenter by trade. He married Cork camogie player Sheila Cahill in the 1950s and they had three sons. The eldest, Diarmuid O'Donovan is Assistant CEO of the Evening Echo and a sports columnist with that newspaper.


St. Nicholas/Glen Rovers


Preceded by
Joe Keohane
All-Ireland Senior Football Final
winning manager

Succeeded by
Kevin Heffernan
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