Forward – Jack Carney


We have seen many great footballers coming through the ranks of Mayo GAA and many have evolved to have great careers in the green and red jersey.

In Mayo, we are lucky enough to have great talent coming through that show the passion and determination to make their mark in the Mayo jersey.

In todays’s post I will be talking about a young lad who has made history with club Kilmeena and is making a name for himself within the Mayo senior panel, Forward Jack Carney.

Pic: Conor McKeown

Making his debut against Westmeath in 2021 the twenty one year old has been in exceptional form since coming through the ranks in Mayo football.

We all know although it is an honour to be able to represent your county in GAA, it always starts with your club.

Carney played a huge role in Kilmeena’s All-Ireland Junior Club Championship victory against Gneeveguilla this past February.

Piaras Ó Mídheach/Sportsfile

In recent times we have seen the meteoric rise of the young players that James has introduced to the panel and it’s safe to say Carney has a bright future ahead in the Mayo jersey.

Carney has shown he is well capable of putting on a great performance against the likes of Dublin, Kerry and Tyrone.


It may only be March but with continous great performances like Jack I’ve no doubt James and management will have great options once championship starts.

I’ve said before we have witnissed the start of what tured out to be amazing careers with the young players and I’ve no doubt we are witnessing a start in the making in Jack Carney.

As we await the begining of the championship with the likes of Jack and other young stars lining out for Mayo it will be interesting to see will we witness another season where the young starts were the stars of the show.

Chloe Lynch

I'm Chloe Lynch a GAA journalist from County Mayo.
I've been writing for over a year, some of you might know me best as The Girl That Writes About Mayo GAA.
My main goal while writing is to give back to the players within the GAA.
I have had my work read by members of the Mayo panel.
I hope you enjoy this blog as I share my passion for GAA with you.

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