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Seamus Bonner

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Sport  Gaelic football
Years  County
Dublin titles  1

Years  Club
Occupation  Garda
Name  Seamus Bonner
Position  Midfield / Full Forward

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Seamus Bonner (6 November 1948 - 11 October 2012) was an Irish sportsperson who played Gaelic football for Donegal, 129 games in total between 1972 and 1985. He made his Championship debut against Down at Ballybofey in 1972 and played his last Championship game against Monaghan in 1985.


Initially in midfield, he later played at full forward. During his playing career he won three Ulster Senior Football Championships. He later won two more as a selector under the reign of Brian McEniff, and was there in 1992 when Donegal won the All-Ireland Senior Football Championship. He later managed Leitrim for a short while. In 1974 he scored seven goals in four games, including one against Galway in that year's All-Ireland semi-final. With Michael McLoone (1966), Bonner (1974) jointly holds the record for Donegal player with the highest score in the same match.

He played his club football for Drumbar, then Four Masters, then Civil Service, captaining the last team to the 1980 Dublin Senior Football Championship.

Originally from Donegal town, he died after a short illness in 2012. A retired Garda, he was the father of St. Brigid's and Dublin footballer Kevin Bonner.


  • 3 Ulster Senior Football Championships (1972, 1974, 1983)
  • 1 Dublin Senior Football Championship (1980 [c])
  • Mentor
  • 1 All-Ireland Senior Football Championship (1992)
  • 2 Ulster Senior Football Championships (1990, 1992)
  • References

    Seamus Bonner Wikipedia