Mick Finn

Clonakilty produced great characters in their glory days but none stood greater than the mighty Mick Finn who captained Clonakilty to their sixth title in 1947, when they beat St. Nick's in the Athletic Grounds, by 2-05 to 1-04. A native of Barryroe, Mick was a proud man, proud of his great sporting accomplishments, which ranged through athletics, rugby, football and hurling.

Having played his first final with Clon in 1935, he won six county medals before his last senior game in 1951. He played junior until 1955 and had a fine career in the red of Cork between 1935 and 1945, winning Munster medals in 1943 and 1945, but being unfairly deprived of an All Ireland medal in 1945. Noted for his prodigious kicks, Mick also was a tremendous hurler, winning five South West medals with Kilbrittain and two with Clonakilty.

Although resident in Clonakilty for over half of his life, Mick never lost sight of the land that reared him and always claimed himself to be a Barryroe man first. Mick Finn, made in Butlerstown but moulded in Clonakilty!

Mick pictured here with other members of the Barryroe 1931 team.

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