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Pat Spillane

GAA Legend & Presenter

Pat Spillane

Gaelic Football Legend & Media Personality

GAA legend & presenter Pat Spillane is one of the most decorated Gaelic footballers of Upon his retirement, Pat has cemented himself as a household name by becoming one of the most respected and valued GAA analysts in Ireland. Pat was born into a family steeped in Gaelic football history, during his footballing career GAA legend & presenter Spillane played with his local club Templenoe, and was a member of the Kerry senior inter-county team from 1975 until 1991.

During his glittering career as a player Pat won 8 All-Ireland titles with Kerry, a joint record 9 All-Stars, and 12 Munster titles. Named on the GAA “Team of the Millennium” GAA Legend & presenter Pat Spillane also represented Ireland in the International Rules Series in the 1980’s. Known as on the greatest players of all-time, Spillane is also been regarded a natural leader – on the sporting field where he won 9 All-Star awards, in his professional life as a school principal, and in his media career.

Following his retirement from Gaelic football, Spillane developed a glittering career in the media. Joining the Sunday Game team as a co-commentator in 1992 before later working as a studio analyst, Pat quickly became a GAA fan-favourite for his opinionated viewpoints and uncompromising attitude. The GAA Legend also presented the Sunday Game highlights programme during the summer months until 2009. Following this stint as presented Pat was replaced by Des Cahill and he returned to his familiar analyse’s seat. The GAA Legend & presenter also writes a weekly column in the Sunday World newspaper.

Pat Spillane’s status as a GAA legend & presenter as well as a famous Irish sports personality makes him a much sought after public speaker.


Won 8 All Ireland titles with Kerry, and a joint record of 9 All-Star awards. He also has 12 Munster medals.

Won his first All-Ireland senior football medal in 1975 at the age of 19. As team captain Mickey Ned O’Sullivan had gone off injured in the first half, Spillane lifted Sam Maguire.

Part of Kerry team that achieved 4-in-a-row All-Irelands, winning in 1978,’79, ’80 and 81.

Named on GAA Football “Team of the Millennium”, and appeared on a stamp to commemorate the team.

Retired primary school teacher. Taught for 34 years.

Retired from GAA in 1991 having lost to Down in an All-Ireland semi-final, before beginning work as a pundit with RTÉ.

Pat represented Ireland against Australia in International Rules series in 1986 & 1987.


  • Teamwork
  • Sport
  • GAA
  • Resilience
  • Adversity

Pat Spillane’s reputation makes him a much sought after public speaker. He is an excellent choice of speaker both in the sports and business circuits.

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