Conor McManus established himself as one of the greatest Gaelic footballers to have ever played for Monaghan. With an impressive career at the senior level, McManus consistently delivered exceptional performances for his county team.
Known for his incredible scoring ability, McManus holds the record for the most points scored by a Monaghan player in the National Football League. This achievement solidifies his status as one of the most prolific scorers in the history of the league.
McManus’ exceptional skills were recognized on an international level when he was selected to represent Ireland in the 2013 International Rules Series against Australia. In the second test at Croke Park, he displayed his prowess by scoring two goals and was awarded the man of the match title. Ireland celebrated a record-breaking victory, further highlighting McManus’ talent.
The year 2013 proved to be a remarkable one for McManus as he also received an All-Star at corner-forward. He continued to shine in subsequent years, earning another All-Star in 2015 after winning his second Ulster Championship. McManus’ contribution to his club, Clontibret O’Neills, was pivotal in their comeback victory against Scotstown in the County Championship.
In the 2015 Ulster Final, McManus showcased his resilience and skill by scoring six points, despite being tightly marked by the Donegal defence. This outstanding performance led Monaghan to a narrow 0-11 to 0-10 victory.
McManus continued to impress in the National League Division 1, scoring an impressive 0-12 against All-Ireland champions Dublin in 2016. His exceptional performances throughout the league earned him the title of top scorer that year, with a remarkable tally of 2-43.
Selected once again for the Ireland team in the 2014 International Rules Test, McManus was awarded the GAA Medal as the Irish player of the series. Although Ireland faced a defeat against Australia, McManus showcased his skills and contributed significantly to the team’s efforts.
In 2015, McManus played a pivotal role in Ireland’s victory in the test match, displaying his scoring prowess once again. He went on to win a second GAA Medal in the 2017 International Rules Series, despite Ireland’s loss.
Conor McManus’ remarkable career and consistent performances have solidified his place as one of Monaghan’s greatest players.