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Robert Downey burst onto the intercounty scene with Cork in 2019 as a tough, tall and strong defender. Since then he has become a reliable defender for Cork, usually tasked with marking the oppositions biggest threat like Peter Duggan, Gearoid Hegarthy and TJ Reid. Robert joined Glen Rovers club at a young age and played in all grades at juvenile and underage levels. In 2017, he was at centre-back when Glen Rovers defeated Midleton to win the Premier County Minor Championship final. Downey went on to win a Fitzgibbon cup medal in 2020 with UCC, shoring up the defence with some memorable performances at full back. Despite a tough defeat to Limerick in the 2021 All Ireland final, Downey has bounced back and was one of Cork’s best performers in the 2022 campaign.


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Reading the Game

Robert Downey burst onto the intercounty scene with Cork in 2019 as a tough, tall and strong defender. Since then he has become a reliable defender for Cork, usually tasked with marking the oppositions biggest threat like Peter Duggan, Gearoid Hegarthy and TJ Reid. Robert joined Glen Rovers club at a young age and played in all grades at juvenile and underage levels. In 2017, he was at centre-back when Glen Rovers defeated Midleton to win the Premier County Minor Championship final. Downey went on to win a Fitzgibbon cup medal in 2020 with UCC, shoring up the defence with some memorable performances at full back. Despite a tough defeat to Limerick in the 2021 All Ireland final, Downey has bounced back and was one of Cork’s best performers in the 2022 campaign.