Team Mates Bill McDonnell 2014

We talk to player Bill Mc Donnell as he prepares for the Intermediate Hurling Final at the weekend. Moorefield take on Naas at 2.15pm in St. Conleth’s Park this Sunday. Please come out and support them!

Bill has played with the junior hurling team since 1999 when he got player of the year. Moorefield had no hurling team from 2000 to 2005. When they returned to the field Bill played their first game against Ardclough…and won. He has played every year since then; winning Junior A, Junior B, Intermediate B, Intermediate A Championships along the way. He is one of the few lads to have played every year. He is  joined this year with his brother Ian. Hopefully many more years still left! Best of luck…. 

Gavin, Bill and Holly

Gavin, Bill and Holly

Bill Mc Donald Full Back - 35 Driver Trainer Favourite Player JJ Delaney

Bill Mc Donnell

Player’s profile


Name: Bill McDonnell

Date of birth: 08/08/79

Height: 5″11

Position: Fullback



Position you would like to play:Would love to still have the legs for halfback, it’s strange seeing someone else wearing my number, but it helps that it’s staying in the family.

Favourite club player: It was Dave Carroll up until training last week!!! But now I’d have to say John Finnegan is a joy to watch.

Favourite county player: JJ Delaney.

Biggest influence on your football career: Has to be my Da,Ma and brothers, if you don’t come home with medals in my house you feel left out!!!


Best advice someone has given you: The next ball is the most important ball!!

Best grounds you’ve played in: Sarsfield Park is a great pitch for Hurling and have great memories of great battles and victories up there.

Best player you’ve played with: Oh there’s been so many class players, Joe Fitz, Jim McMullen,Mick Maloney, Dave Barrett, Dave Symth all deserve a mention but I think John Finnegan is different class. Pity we’re only getting to see him in the twilight of his career.

Best player you’ve played against: Always my next opponent….

Sporting hero: Paul McGrath

One county player you’d like to see play for Moorefield: Joe Canning……We could do with a good full forward to let Benny back to Full Back.

Career high: Being Captain when we won the Junior Championship in 2011.

Career low:Between 2000 and 2006 when there was no hurling in Moorefield.




Getting to know your Team-Mates

Who’s your best friend on the team?

Probably Dave Power- doesn’t get enough credit for the work he does. Top Man

Who’s the tough nut of the team?

Jim likes to think its him, but for me it’s Jakie Donnolly,

Who’s the quickest?

Dean Carr or Paul Dawson, but Reese and Tommy will be close behind.

Who’s the Joker/Messer of the team?

Paul Dawson, he thinks he’s Johnny Knoxville but he’s more like Peter Pan…..

Who’s the most skilful?

Dave Carroll or Warren Downey

Who’s the best trainer?

Jakie or Chrissy.

Who’s the worst time keeper on the team?

I’m not sure everyone else is always there before me……

Who is the best dancer?

I’ll let you know Sunday Night…

Who is the worst dancer?

See previous answer.

Who’s the biggest whinger on the team?

Easiest question of the day. JAMSIE DONNOLLY. I think that’s why Benny doesn’t like Fullback anymore.

Who’s the worst dress sense?

Probably me, when I’m not working it’s the tracksuit and Villa jersey all the way.

Who’s the newest member to the team?

Reese and Tommy got the call a few weeks ago and are togging out in a Intermediate Final first time of asking…….It’s not like this every year lads!

Who’s the laziest trainer?

I won’t say but he knows who he is….(hope the hand heals soon)

Funniest nickname on the team?

Not many nicknames, just Old Man Ken and Gummers really

Finally, who’s the manager’s pet??

Oh that’s a close one, either Benny or Paul Dawson. Paul’s lucky his Daddy is a selector!!

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