Lacey ton up against Cork

Karl Lacey, Four Masters, will play his 100th game for Donegal when he lines out against Cork in the All-Ireland semi-final on Sunday, 26th August.

Karl Lacey, Four Masters, will play his 100th game for Donegal when he lines out against Cork in the All-Ireland semi-final on Sunday, 26th August.

The most decorated footballer in Donegal hasn’t missed a championship game since 2004 and this week Fr. Sean O Gallchoir has supplied the full details of what is already a distinguished career.

The breakdown for Karl’s 99 Donegal games so far is:

Dr McKenna Cup N.F.L S.F.C. Total Scores

2004 - 2 3 5 -

2005 - 6 4 10 -

2006 3 8 5 16 0-2

2007 Sligo IT 8 5 13 -

2008 UUJ 7 3 10 0-2

2009 - - 6 6 -

2010 2 7 2 11 -

2011 3 7 6 16 0-8

2012 - 7 5 12 0-5

8 52 39 99 0-17

Debut: 14 March 2004 v London Ruislip NFL (as sub)

SFC Debut: 30 May 2004 v Antrim Ballybofey SFC (as sub)

Full Debut: 24 July 2004 v Fermanagh Clones SFC Qualifier

2000: On Donegal U-16 team: won Buncrana Cup (with E McGee)

2001-2002:On Donegal M.F.C. team.

2003-2004-2005: On Donegal U-21 F.C. team.

2004-2012: On Donegal Senior team.

Honours:

National Football League Div 1 medal: 2007

National Football League Div 2 medal: 2011

Ulster S.F.C.: 2011, 2012

Railway Cup: 2007, 2009

All-Star: 2006,2009,2011

Ulster Player of the year: 2011

Donegal Player of the year: 2006

Sigerson Cup: 2008 (UUJ)

All Ireland V.S. winner: 2002 (with P. Durcan, N. McGee, E. McGee)

Ulster V.S. winner: 2002

Dr. McKenna Cup: 2010 (didn’t play in final but played in 2 of 5 games)

Connacht FBD Cup: 2007 (Sligo I.T. with P. Durcan)

International Rules Team v Australia: 2006

Donegal S.F.C.: 2003 (with P. Durcan)

Only one honour missing!

Karl Lacey has appeared in all Donegal Championship games since July 11, 2004 – 38 games in-a-row.

He made SFC debut v Antrim (as sub) on May 30, 2004: missed the 2004 semi-final v Tyrone: came on as a sub in 2004 Ulster final against Armagh and has not missed a game since.

Four Masters’ centurions:

129… Joyce McMullen

129… Séamus Bonner

117… Barry Monaghan

(99…Karl Lacey

96…Paul Durcan)

Karl v Cork

SFC 5 Aug 2006 ¼ final Croke Park Cork 1-11 Donegal 1-10

2 Aug 2009 ¼ final Croke Park Cork 1-27 Donegal 2-10

NFL 3 Aug 2005 Ballyshannon Donegal 3-11 Cork 1-7

3 Feb 2007 Páirc Uí Rinn Donegal 1-12 Cork 2-7

4 Mar 2012 Ballybofey Donegal 1-7 Cork 0-6