Tommy Dowd (Gaelic footballer)

Tommy Dowd
Personal information
Irish name Tomás Ó Dúda
Sport Gaelic Football
Position Centre-forward
Born (1969-10-25) 25 October 1969
Leicester, Leicestershire, England
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Years Club
Years County
1990-2001 Meath
Inter-county titles
Leinster titles 4
All-Irelands 2
All Stars 4

Tommy Dowd is a former Gaelic footballer for the Meath in Ireland.

Playing career

Dowd enjoyed much success playing inter-county football in the 1990s on the Meath teams managed by Sean Boylan. For Meath he played in the half-forward line or the full-forward line. He played club football for Dunderry. He won 2 All-Ireland Senior Football Championship medals (1996 and 1999) as well as 4 Leinster Senior Football Championship medals and 2 National Football League Medals. He has won 4 GAA All-Stars Awards, three of which came before winning his first All Ireland medal.[1] For the 1996 season Tommy was made captain of an unfancied Meath team. In his victory speech after the Leinster final Tommy told the crowd 'you ain't seen nothing yet'. He was proved right as later on that season Tommy led Meath to the All Ireland earning the All Ireland Final RTÉ 'Man of the Match' award and scoring the decisive goal in that final. Injuries meant Tommy played only a bit part in Meath's 1999 All Ireland win.

After retirement

Following his retirement, Dowd moved into coaching and was a selector under Colm Coyle,[2] who managed Meath from September 2006 to July 2008.[1] He is married with two daughters and runs his own company, Tommy Dowd Oils.


Preceded by
John O'Leary
All-Ireland Senior Football
winning captain

Succeeded by
Liam Hassett
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