Shane O’Donoghue


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Shane was born in Dublin in the suburbs of Knocklyon in 1992. From a young age, Shane played every sport he could from hockey to Gaelic football, hurling and rugby. Sport was in Shane’s blood, but hockey was always his first choice when it came to sport. Shane excelled from a young age and was regularly selected for both Leinster and Ireland right through to where he is today. He always has and still to this day, loves be part of team sports, giving max effort and most of all, enjoying everything sport has to offer.

Rio 2016 Olympic Games - Day 2 - Hockey

Quick Facts:

Hometown: Dublin, Ireland

Favourite food: Salmon, poached eggs with avocado

Favourite movie: Remember the Titans

Favourite music: All genres but love a bit of Usher

Childhood heroes: Rafael Nadal

Favourite athlete: Brian O’Driscoll

Most rewarding moment in sport: Playing the game you love and sharing memorable moments with people who share the same passion as you do

Talents other than sport: I’m no Gordon Ramsey or Joe Wicks but I back myself in the kitchen!


  • 2016 Rio Olympics
  • 2015 European Bronze Medallists
  • Currently Ireland’s Top Goal Scorer
  • 4 Professional seasons abroad – 2-time Belgium Champion
  • Nominated for World Young Player of the year 2015
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Shane O’Donoghue

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