Athlete | Football
Abbotsford Sports Hall of Fame Class of 2019
O’Mahony fashioned an outstanding career in the Canadian Football League as a placekicker/punter, suiting up for the Calgary Stampeders and B.C. Lions. He was a Grey Cup champion with the Stampeders as a rookie in 2001, and the following season, he earned CFL West Division all-star honours as a punter and was the team’s nominee for the Top Canadian and Top Special Teams Player awards.
O’Mahony also had some memorable moments for his home-province Lions. Most notably, in the 2004 West Final, he kicked a 48-yard field goal to send the game to overtime, then booted the OT winner from 40 yards out to give B.C. a 27-25 victory over the Saskatchewan Roughriders and punch their ticket to the Grey Cup. He would be denied a second CFL championship, though, as the Toronto Argonauts prevailed 27-19 despite a pair of O’Mahony field goals.
All told, O’Mahony racked up over 29,000 yards punting, and scored 338 points during his CFL career.
In the years preceding his pro career, he excelled for the Abbotsford Senior Panthers, earning all-province honours in 1994 and participating in the Senior Bowl. He also suited up for the Abbotsford Air Force junior football squad for three seasons, and was named a CJFL national all-star in 1996. O’Mahony played both soccer and football at the university level – he was part of the 1995 UCFV Cascades men’s soccer squad which won the conference title and took bronze at the CCAA national championships, and he went on to a three-year football stint with the UBC Thunderbirds, earning a pair of CIS national all-star awards in 2000.