Tipperary Team to play Waterford in Munster Hurling Final: Player Profiles

Willie Ryan (Captain)

Willie was born on December 29th, 1984 and plays for the Toomevara club. He made his Senior inter-county debut vs. Limerick in the 2006 Munster Senior Hurling Championship, coming on as a late substitute. Willie won a Munster Minor Hurling medal in 2002 and a Munster Under 21 Hurling medal in 2004. Willie has won 4 County Senior Hurling titles with his club as well as winning 2 Munster Club medals in 2004 and 2006. Willie won a National Hurling League medal in 2008 at corner-forward scoring 1-1 in the final. Willie has been selected as captain of the Tipperary Senior Hurling team for 2009.

Championship debut – 2006 vs. Limerick
Number of Appearances – 11
Scored – 3-22


Conor O’Mahony (Vice-Captain)

Conor was born on October 18th, 1984 and plays for the Newport club. Conor made his competitive debut for the Tipperary Senior Hurlers against Antrim in the 2005 National Hurling League. Conor is a very versatile player. He has played at fullback in the 2005 U-21 championship. He helped Tipperary to win the 2003 Munster U-21 final by coming off the bench to score a goal in extra time against Cork while he won his second Munster U-21 medal at full-back in 2004. Conor has 2 Munster Minor medals won in 2001 (at midfield) and 2002 (at centre-forward). He won Fitzgibbon Cup medals with Limerick Institute of Technology in 2005 and 2007 (at centre-back). Conor was nominated for an All-Star award at centre-back in 2007 and 2008, winning an All-Star award in 2008. Conor won a National Hurling League medal in 2008 at centre-back. Conor scored 9 points from long range free in the 2008 NHL campaign. Conor won the RTE man of the match for his performance at centre-back against Cork in the 2008 Munster Semi-Final and captured his first Munster Senior Hurling Championship medal in 2008 against Clare. Conor’s first score in the Championship came from a long range free against Waterford in the 2008 All-Ireland semi-final. Conor has been selected as vice-captain of the Tipperary Senior Hurling team for 2009 and captained the team from centre-back in the Munster Championship first round game vs. Cork.

Championship debut – 2005 vs. Limerick (replay)
Number of Appearances – 19
Scored – 0-1


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Ger O'Grady

Ger from the Thurles Sarsfields club was nominated by his club to be the Tipperary Senior Hurling captain for 2006. Ger played for Tipperary at Minor and Under-21 level, winning a Munster Under-21 medal as a sub in 1999. Known as "Redser", Ger has played in all the forward positions for Thurles Sarsfields and captained Sarsfields to their first County Senior Hurling title in 31 years when he collected the Dan Breen Cup in 2005. Ger made his competitive debut for Tipperary in the 2003 National League vs. Offaly. Ger is known as a good impact sub, scoring goals in that role in both Munster championship matches with Limerick in 2005.

Championship debut – 2003 vs. Laois
Number of Appearances – 10
Scored – 2-6


–><!–Paul Ormond

Paul who was born on August 18, 1977 plays for the Loughmore-Castleiney club. Paul was nominated by his club for the position of captaincy for the Tipperary Senior Hurling team for 2008. He first joined the Tipperary panel in 1999 and made his championship debut in the replay against Clare in 1999. He is a very versatile player and has played at corner-back, wing-back, midfield and wing-forward for Tipp to date. He is also an accomplished footballer and was a sub on the Tipperary Senior Football team that contested the 1998 Munster final as well as winning a Munster Minor Football medal in 1995. He has won 2 National Hurling League medals (2001 and 2008), 2 Munster Senior Hurling medals and an All-Ireland medal in 2001. At schools level, he won an All-Ireland B Colleges hurling medal with Templemore C.B.S. At club level, he won a County Under-21 B medal in 1994. Paul is 5 feet 10 inches in height and weighed 12 stone, 9 pounds for the 2001 All-Ireland Final. Paul retired from inter-county hurling after the 2008 season.

Championship debut – 1999 vs. Clare
Number of Appearances – 16
Scored – 0-0


–>Eoin Kelly

Eoin who was born on January 6, 1982, plays for the Mullinahone club. Eoin was selected as vice-captain for the Tipperary Senior Hurlers for the 2008 season. Eoin made his Senior championship debut vs. Galway in the 2000 All-Ireland Quarter-Final. He won an All-Ireland Colleges medal with St. Kieran’s of Kilkenny in 2000 and has 2 Munster Minor medals – 1997 and 1999 and 2 Munster Under 21 medals in 1999 and 2003 (as captain). Eoin has won 2 National Hurling League medals, 2 Munster Senior Hurling medals and an All-Ireland Senior Hurling medal. He is a versatile player. In 2000, he doubled up as sub-goalie and sub-forward vs. Galway. Has played in goal for the Tipp minors and Mullinahone is the past but is better known as an excellent forward, one of the best in the modern game. Is a brother of former All-Star Paul Kelly.

Eoin won a Railway Cup medal with Munster in 2001 and captained Munster in the 2006 semi-final defeat to Connacht, scoring 1-6 in the process. Eoin is 5 feet 11 inches in height and weighed 12 stone, 6 pounds for the 2001 All-Ireland Final. In 2001, he won an All-Star award at corner-forward and also won the Eircell Vodafone Young Hurler of the Year. He repeated both of these feats in 2002 and also won All-Stars in 2004, 2005 and 2006 to become only the second player ever to win 5 All-Star awards at the age of 24 (Pat Hartigan of Limerick was the other).

Eoin captained Tipperary to win the 2008 Waterford Crystal Cup, the 2008 National Hurling League title and the Munster Senior Hurling title. Eoin won a County Senior Hurling medal with his club Mullinahone in 2002, scoring 2-7 in the replay and winning the man of the match award. Kelly later studied civil engineering at Limerick Institute of Technology and graduated in 2006. He won a Fitzgibbon Cup medal with the college in 2005 as team captain. Eoin finished a credible third behind team mate Brendan Cummins in the 2006 All-Ireland Poc Fada Final in the Cooley Mountains.

Championship debut – 2000 vs. Galway
Number of Appearances – 40
Scored – 12-261


Lar Corbett

Lar was born on March 16th 1981 and plays for the Thurles Sarsfields club. Lar captained Tipperary for the first time against Waterford in the 2006 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship Quarter-Final. Lar who was born on March 16, 1981, plays for the Thurles Sarsfields club. Lar joined the Tipperary Senior Hurling panel at the age of 19, having never played minor hurling or Under-21 hurling for Tipperary up to that stage. Lar represented Tipperary at Under 21 level in 2001 and 2002. He made his Senior inter-county debut vs. Clare in the 2000 South East Hurling League playing at corner-forward. Lar won a National Hurling League medal in 2001, scoring 4 points in the final and 4-11 in 6 games in the 2001 NHL competition. Lar won his second National Hurling League medal in 2008, scoring 1-3 in the final to earn the man of the match award. Lar scored 5 goals and 10 points in the 2008 NHL campaign. Lar also won a Munster Senior Hurling medal in 2008, scoring 2 pints in the final. Lar won an All-Ireland and Munster Senior medal in 2001, scoring 1-1 in the Munster Final against Limerick and 2 points in the All-Ireland Final. He has won a County minor medal with Thurles Sarsfields in 1999 and a County Senior medal in 2005. Lar is 6 feet 2 inches in height and weighed 12 stone, 7 pounds for the 2001 All-Ireland Final. Lar won an Inter Provincial Hurling medal in 2007, scoring two points from play at corner-forward for Munster in their victory over Connacht. Lar was nominated for an All-Star award in 2008.

Championship debut – 2001 vs. Clare
Number of Appearances – 34
Scored – 9-46


Benny Dunne

Benny was born on September 22nd 1980 and plays for the Toomevara club. Benny captained the Tipperary Senior Hurling team in 2005. He has won 5 County Senior Hurling medals and 2 Munster Club medals, normally in the back-line for his club. Benny won a National Hurling League medal at midfield in 2008 and a Munster Senior Hurling medal as a sub later that summer. Benny has lined out in every line of the field at inter-county level with the exception of goal-keeper. Benny, who is a brother of All-Ireland SH medalists Tommy and Terry, played U-21 hurling with Tipperary in 2000 and 2001. Benny made his competitive debut for Tipperary against Derry in March 2002.

Championship debut – 2002 vs. Clare
Number of Appearances – 32
Scored – 4-28


Brendan Cummins

Brendan who was born on May 11, 1975 plays for Ballybacon-Grange. A bank official by profession, he has won an All-Ireland medal, a Munster medal, 4 National League medals and an All-Ireland Under-21 medal in 1995. Brendan won a Railway Cup medal with Munster hurlers when he captained them to victory in 2001. He has been on the Tipperary Senior Hurling panel since 1993. Brendan was selected as goalie on the 2000, 2001, 2003 and 2008 All-Star teams and won man of the match in the 2001 National Hurling League final. Brendan won the 2004 All-Ireland Poc Fada final in the Cooley Mountains and regained the title for a second time in 2006. He is also an accomplished footballer and played for a number of years as a forward with the Tipperary Senior football team. His father John played for Tipp and Munster footballers and coached Waterford senior footballers in 1999. Brendan has kept 14 clean sheets in his championship career to date. Brendan is 6 feet 2 inches in height and weighed 12 stone, 8 pounds for the 2001 All-Ireland Final.

Championship debut – 1995 vs. Waterford
Number of Appearances – 53
Scored – 0-0


<!–Philip Maher

Philip who was born on December 14, 1979 plays with the Borrisoleigh club. He won a National Hurling League medal, Munster Senior Hurling medal and an All-Ireland medal in 2001. He has won a Munster minor medal in 1997 and a Munster Under-21 medal in 1999. Philip won a Railway Cup medal with Munster in 2001. He has played at full-back, centre-back and wing-back for Tipp. Philip is 6 feet 2 inches in height and weighed 14 stone for the 2001 All-Ireland Final. Philip won an All-Star award at full-back in 2001 and was named as full-back in the 2004 Munster All-Star team.

Championship debut – 2000 vs. Waterford
Number of Appearances – 25
Scored – 0-0


–><!–David Kennedy

David Kennedy who was born on April 9, 1976 plays with the Loughmore-Castleiney club. He joined the Tipperary Senior Hurling panel in 1998 and has won 2 National Hurling League medals (1999 and 2001) and a Munster and All-Ireland Senior Hurling medal in 2001 at centre-back. He was man of the match in the drawn Munster semi-final against Clare in 1999. He was also on the Munster team that played in the 1999 Railway Cup. David played minor hurling with Tipp in 1993 and 1994. He won a Munster medal in 1993 and won an All-Ireland Under-21 medal in 1995 as a sub. He played both minor and Under-21 football for Tipp. At schools level, he won an All-Ireland B Colleges medal with Templemore C.B.S. At club level, he won an County Under-21 B medal in 1994. David is 6 feet 1 inch in height and weighed 13 stone for the 2001 All-Ireland Final.

Championship debut – 1999 vs. Kerry
Number of Appearances – 25
Scored – 0-0


–><!–Eamonn Corcoran

Eamonn who was born on October 17, 1977 plays with the JK Brackens club. He commenced his hurling career with Scoil Colmchille Primary School, winning county honours. From there, Eamonn progressed to Our Lady’s Secondary school in Templemore and won an All-Ireland B Championship. Eamonn joined Waterford IT in 1997 and won an All-Ireland freshers medal together with the All-Ireland Senior League. He won 2 Fitzgibbon Cup and 2 All-Ireland Senior League medals with Waterford IT in 1999 and 2000. He was the player of the tournament in both Fitzgibbon Cup tournaments playing at centre-back. He has won 3 National Hurling League medals in 1999, 2001 and 2008, 2 Munster Senior Hurling medals and an All-Ireland Senior Hurling medal in 2001. He has played at full-back, wing-back, centre-back and midfield for the Tipp Senior Hurling team. Eamonn is 6 feet in height and weighed 13 stone for the 2001 All-Ireland Final. In 2001, Eamonn won an All-Star award at wing-back. At club level, Eamon won a Mid Senior Football medal in 2002. Eamonn retired from inter-county hurling after the 2008 season.

Championship debut – 1999 vs. Kerry
Number of Appearances – 43
Scored – 0-4


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Paul Curran

Paul was born on November 11th 1981 and plays for the Mullinahone club. He made his Senior inter-county debut vs. Cork in the 2001 National League. He won a National Hurling League medal and a Munster Senior medal as a sub in 2001 and played at full-back when Tipperary won the National Hurling League title n 2008. His Senior championship debut came as a sub in 2002 vs. Offaly. Paul won a County Senior Hurling medal with his club Mullinahone in 2002. He captained the Waterford Institute of Technology to Fitzgibbon Cup honours in 2003. He played full-back for Tipperary in the 2003 championship and after playing at corner-back in 2004 and 2005, he has returned to the position of full-back since the 2006 Munster Final. Paul was nominated for an All-Star award in 2008.

Championship debut – 2002 vs. Offaly
Number of Appearances – 24


<!–Tom King

Tom who is 24, plays for the Loughmore-Castleiney club. Tom played for Tipperary at Minor and Under-21 level. He won a Munster Minor Hurling medal in 1999 as a sub. Tom is a versatile player and can play at corner-back, wing-back or at midfield. Tom has won 3 Mid Tipperary Senior Hurling Championship medals with Loughmore in 2002. Tom made his competitive debut for Tipperary in the 2003 National League vs. Derry.


–><!–Seamus Butler

Seamus who is 28, plays for the Drom and Inch club. Seamus has won County Minor and 2 County Under-21 medals with his club and was named man of the match in the 2005 County Senior Hurling final, scoring 11 points in a loss to Thurles Sarsfields. He also won the man of the match award when Drom & Inch won the 2006 Mid Senior Hurling title for the first time in 22 years. Seamus won a Munster Minor Hurling medal in 1997 and was captain of the Tipp team that lost the 2001 Munster Under-21 Final to Limerick. His father Tommy also played for Tipperary and won an All-Star award in 1978. Seamus won a Ryan Cup medal with the Tipperary Institute in 2003. Seamus made his competitive debut vs. Cork in the 2002 National Hurling League. He made his championship debut as a substitute in the 2004 Munster championship against Waterford, scoring a point. Seamus scored six points from play in the 2008 National Hurling League Final playing at wing-forward. Seamus scored 1-15 in the 2008 NHL campaign. Seamus won a Munster Senior Hurling title in 2008 playing at corner-forward.

Championship debut – 2004 vs. Waterford
Number of Appearances – 14
Scored – 2-14


–>Diarmaid Fitzgerald

Diarmaid was born on February 18th, 1983 and plays for the Roscrea club. He was a member of the Tipperary Minor panel for 2 years and captained Tipperary to Munster Minor honours in 2001. Diarmaid won 2 Munster Under-21 medals as a centre-back in 2003 and 2004 (the latter year as captain). With UCD, Diarmaid has won a Freshers All-Ireland in 2002 and a Walsh Cup medal in 2004, defeating Kilkenny in the final. Diarmaid also has 2 Dublin Senior Hurling medals in 2004 and 2005.

Diarmaid has won 2 North Minor Hurling medals with his club Roscrea (1999 and 2000) and a North Senior medal in 2004. Diarmaid can play in any position in the backline. Diarmaid made his competitive debut at wing-back for Tipperary against Offaly in the 2004 National Hurling League. Diarmaid won the RTE man of the match in Tipperary’s extra time replay victory over Limerick in May 2005. Diarmaid won a National Hurling League medal as a substitute in 2008. Diarmaid was born on February 18th, 1983. Diarmaid won a Munster All-Star award as a corner-back in 2005.

Championship debut – 2004 vs. Waterford
Number of Appearances – 17
Scored – 0-1


Declan Fanning

Declan was born on June 24th, 1979 and plays for the Killenaule club. Declan won a Munster Minor Hurling medal in 1997 playing at midfield. Declan made his competitive debut as a sub at wing-back for Tipperary against Wexford in the 2004 National Hurling League. Declan’s championship debut came at centre-back against Limerick in June 2004. Declan had an excellent year in 2007, winning an All-Star award at full-back as well as winning an Inter Provincial Hurling medal with Munster. Declan won a National Hurling League medal as a substitute in 2008. Declan won a Munster Senior Hurling medal in 2008, playing as a substitute at full-back for most of the match. Declan has also played Senior championship football with Tipperary, lining out in Croke Park in 2003 against Donegal.

Championship debut – 2004 vs. Limerick
Number of Appearances – 21
Scored – 0-1

<!–Colin Morrissey

Colin, who is 27 plays for the Galtee Rovers club. He won an All-Ireland medal as a member of the 2000 Tipperary Intermediate Hurling team as well 2 Munster Intermediate Hurling medals (2000 and 2002) and a Munster Minor Hurling medal (1997). He has also represented Tipperary at minor and Under-21 level. Colin made his Senior Hurling Championship debut as a sub vs. Offaly in the 2003 All-Ireland Quarter-Final. Colin has also played with the Tipperary Senior Football team making his championship debut with them in 2000 against Clare lining out at full-forward.

Championship debut – 2003 vs. Offaly
Number of Appearances – 13
Scored – 1-3

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Hugh Maloney

Hugh was born on July 1st, 1983 and plays for the Nenagh Eire Og club. Hugh won a Munster minor medal in 2001 and played at wing-back in the Tipperary team which won the Munster Under-21 title in 2003. Hugh won a Munster Senior Hurling medal in 2008 as a substitute, scoring 1 point from play. Hugh has won 3 Fitzgibbon Cup medals with WIT in 2003, 2004 and 2006 (when he was joint captain). Hugh was born on July 1st, 1983. Hugh made his championship debut as a substitute vs. Clare in the 2005 Munster semi-final. At club level, Hugh has won 1 North Tipp u-14 hurling medal, 1 North Tipp Junior Hurling medal (2000), 1 County Junior Hurling medal (2000), 1 Munster Junior Hurling medal (2001) and 1 North Tipp Senior Hurling medal (2001).

Championship debut – 2005 vs. Clare
Number of Appearances – 17
Scored – 0-5


<!–Francis Devanney

Frances was born on January 23rd, 1984 and plays for the Toomevara club. Francis has won 2 Munster medals at both Under 21 (2003, 2004) and Minor (2001, 2002) level. Francis has also won 2 Munster Senior Club hurling medals with his club Toomevara in 2004 and 2006 in addition to numerous County medals with his club. Francis made his competitive debut with the Tipperary Senior hurlers in February 2005 when he was introduced as a second half substitute in the National Hurling League vs. Down, scoring 2 points. Francis had the honour of captaining Tipperary against Limerick in the 2005 National Hurling League when starting for the Senior side for the first time. He capped off this honour by scoring 1-2 and setting up another goal. Francis is the captain of the Tipperary Under 21 team.

Championship debut – 2005 vs. Limerick
Number of Appearances – 8
Scored – 0-5


–>Darragh Egan

Darragh was born on February 5th 1986 and plays for the Kildangan club. Darragh won a Munster minor medal as a goalkeeper in 2003. He won a Munster Under 21 medal at full-forward in 2006. Darragh has also won a Munster and All-Ireland Intermediate Club hurling medal with his club in 2004 in addition to North and County Intermediate medals in the same year, all won while playing corner-forward. Darragh is also an accomplished footballer and played with the Tipperary Minor Footballers in 2004 as well as being selected on the Irish Compromise Rules U-18 team which toured Australia in 2004. Darragh made his competitive debut with the Tipperary Senior hurlers in February 2005 when he lined out at full-forward in the National Hurling League vs. Down, scoring 1-1. He scored 1-1 as a substitute against Limerick in the 2005 National League. Darragh won a National Hurling League medal as a substitute in 2008 and also a Munster Senior Hurling medal.

Championship debut – 2005 vs. Limerick
Number of Appearances – 11
Scored – 2-8


Eamonn Buckley

Eamonn was born on March 9th, 1982 and plays for the Drom & Inch club. Eamonn made his competitive debut for the Tipperary Senior Hurlers against Clare in the 2005 National Hurling League. Eamonn’s Championship debut came against Limerick in the drawn game in the 2007 Munster Championship when he lined out at right corner back. Eamonn won a Munster Under 21 Hurling medal in 2003 playing at corner-back. Eamonn won a Mid Senior Hurling medal with Drom & Inch in 2006. Eamonn won a National Hurling League medal at right corner-back in 2008 and a Munster Senior Hurling medal.

Championship debut – 2007 vs. Limerick (drawn game)
Number of Appearances – 10
Scored – 0-0


<!–John Carroll

John who was born on January 16, 1978 plays for the Roscrea club. He has won a National Hurling League medal, Munster Senior Hurling medal and an All-Ireland medal in 2001. He won an All-Ireland minor medal in 1996, a Munster Under-21 medal in 1999. John captained the Tipperary Under-16 team to the Nenagh Co-Op All-Ireland title in 1994. John won an All-Star award in 2000 at wing-back and 12 months later, won an All-Ireland medal playing at centre-forward. To prove how versatile he is, he made his inter-county debut at full-back in the 1997 League semi-final against Galway. He has also played with the Tipperary Senior Football team. John is 6 feet in height and weighed 13 stone, 3 pounds for the 2001 All-Ireland Final. John won a North Tipperary Senior Hurling medal in 2004.

Championship debut – 2000 vs. Waterford
Number of Appearances – 35
Scored – 8-21


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Shane McDermott

Shane played with the Tipp Under-21 hurlers in 2000 at full-back and has recently joined the Tipperary Senior Hurling panel, playing a number of matches in the Waterford Crystal Cup / Shield competition. Shane has also played with the Tipperary Senior Footballers and made his championship debut as a sub vs. Kerry in May 2001. Shane normally played in the full-forward line in Football but lines out at full-back in hurling. He won a West Tipperary Senior Hurling medal with his club Cappawhite in 2001 and 2005. Shane made his championship debut with the Tipperary Senior Hurlers as a substitute against Waterford in June 2006.

Championship debut – 2006 vs. Waterford
Number of Appearances – 1
Scored – 0-0


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Damien McGrath

Damien who is 24 is from the Knockavilla Donaskeigh Kickhams club in West Tipperary. He won a Munster minor hurling medal with Tipp in 1999 playing at corner forward. He won a West Tipperary Senior Hurling medal in 1999. He played on two County Under 21 hurling teams beaten by Limerick in the Munster finals of 2001 and 2002 where his position was wing back, During 2001 he played for The Senior team in the Waterford Crystal Tournament. He rejoined the Panel in 2006 made his National Hurling League debut as a substitute against Limerick in February 2006.


–>Shane McGrath

Shane was born on September 12th, 1984 and plays for the Ballinahinch club in North Tipperary. Shane won a Munster Under 21 Hurling medal with Tipperary in 2004 as a substitute and he started at wing-forward against Down that year in the All-Ireland Under 21 Hurling semi-final. Shane won Fitzgibbon Cup medals with Limerick Institute of Technology in 2005 and 2007. Shane is a versatile player and can play in the half-back line, midfield or in the half-forward line. Shane made his National Hurling League debut for the Tipperary Senior Hurling team at wing-forward against Limerick in February 2006. Shane made his championship debut at midfield against Limerick in the first round of the 2006 Munster championship. Shane played with Munster hurlers in the 2006 and 2007 Inter Provincial Championship, winning a medal in 2007 at right half forward. Shane won a National Hurling League medal at midfield in 2008, scoring a point in the final and ten points during the 2008 NHL campaign. Shane won a Munster Senior Hurling medal in 2008, scoring three points in the final. Shane was selected at midfield in the 2008 All-Star team.

Championship debut – 2006 vs. Limerick
Number of Appearances – 15
Scored – 0-13


James Woodlock

James was born on March 24th, 1986 and is from the Drom & Inch club. James won a Munster Minor Hurling medal in 2003, lining out at wing-forward and a Munster Under 21 Hurling medal in 2006, playing at midfield. James was a key figure in Drom & Inch’s progress to the 2005 County Senior Hurling Final and the side which won the Mid Senior Hurling Final in 2006 for the first time in 22 years. James lined out for the Garda College in the 2006 Fitzgibbon Cup competition. James made his National Hurling League debut as a substitute against Limerick in February 2006. His championship debut came when he lined out at midfield against Limerick in the drawn 2007 Munster semi-final, scoring 2 points from play. James won a National Hurling League medal playing at wing-forward in 2008. James won a Munster Senior Hurling medal in 2008, scoring a point in the final.

Championship debut – 2007 vs. Limerick (drawn game)
Number of Appearances – 9
Scored – 0-5

Achievements
• Was on the Co. Tipperary Primary Hurling schools team
• Played hurling at national level in Croke Park with the I.N.T.O mini sevens in August 1998
• Made the Mid Tipperary hurling team U14 for two years
• Made the Mid Tipperary Hurling Team U16 for two years
• Was on the County Tipperary Hurling and Football team at U14/15/16 level
• Captained St. Josephs College Borrisoleigh Senior Hurling team for five years
• Captained Schools team to win the county Fitzgerald final U17 hurling for the first time in 32 years.
• Captained the schools hurling team to win the ’Corn Padraig’ cup for the first time ever in 2003.
• Man of the match award in the 2005 Mid Senior hurling final
• Young Mid hurler of the year 2005

Club Medals won
• U10 Hurling tournament 1994
• U12A Mid hurling final 1996
• U12A Mid hurling final 1997
• U12A County Hurling final 1997
• U12B Football Mid final 1997
• U12B Football county final 1997
• U16B Football Mid Final 2002
• U16B County final 2002
• Mid Minor B Champions Hurling 2002
• Mid Minor B Champions Hurling 2003
• County Minor B Champions Hurling 2003
• Mid Minor A Hurling and Football Champions 2004
• Senior League Champions 2004
• Cahill Cup Champions 2004
• Mid U21A Hurling Champions 2005
• Mid Senior Hurling Champions 2006

County Teams
• Munster Minor Hurling Champions 2003
• U16 All Ireland Champions 2002
• Tipperary coaching and development 1999
• Evening Echo Cup runner up Tipperary U15 Football 2001
• County Tipperary U15 Munster Hurling finalists 2001

Mid Teams
• Peadar Cummins Tournament winner 1999
• Garda Cup winners 2002
School Teams
• St. Josephs College Borrisoleigh U17 Fitzgerald County Champions 2002
• Mini Sevens Inch National School county champions 1998
• Munster Harty Champions 2003
• Primary School county champions 1998
• First year county champions 1999


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Michael Ryan

Michael is from the Moneygall club. His father Eugene lined out for Tipperary in the 1980’s. Michael played in the Waterford Cup / Shield competition in 2006 and can play at corner-back or wing-back. Michael made his National Hurling League debut at corner back against Antrim in March 2006.

–><!–Ken Dunne

Ken who is 30 plays for the Toomevara club. His brother Benny is also on the panel. He has represented Tipperary at minor and Under-21 level. He has won 6 County Senior Hurling titles with Toomevara and was man of the match in the 2003 County Senior Hurling Final. Ken made his championship debut as a substitute against Limerick in the 2006 Munster Senior Hurling Championship, scoring 2 points from play

Championship debut – 2006 vs. Limerick
Number of Appearances – 3
Scored – 0-2


–><!–Eoin Brislane

Eoin who is 25, plays for the Toomevara club. Eoin played for Tipperary at Minor and Under-21 level, winning a Munster Minor Hurling medal in 1999 playing at midfield. He has won 5 County Senior Hurling medals with Toomevara. He can play in the half-back line, midfield or in the half-forward line. Eoin made his competitive debut for Tipperary in the 2003 National League vs. Offaly.

Championship debut – 2003 vs. Clare
Number of Appearances – 3
Scored – 0-0


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Johnny Enright

Johnny who is 29 plays for the Thurles Sarsfields club. Johnny played Minor and Under 21 Hurling for Tipp, winning a Munster Minor medal in 1993 as a 16 year old. Johnny won Fitzgibbon Cup honours with UCC in the 1990’s and won a County Senior Hurling medal with his club in 2005. He is a brother of former panelist and 2001 All-Star midfielder Eddie.


–><!–Martin Maher

Martin who is 25, plays for the Borris-Ileigh club. Martin played for Tipperary at Minor and Under-21 level. His normal position is corner-back.

Championship debut – 2003 vs. Clare
Number of Appearances – 9
Scored – 0-0


–>Pa Bourke

Pa was born on May 18th, 1988 and plays with the Thurles Sarsfields club. Pa played with the Tipperary Minor hurlers in 2005 and 2006, finishing as top scorer in 2006 with 3-35 as he helped the Premier County win the All-Ireland Minor Hurling title. Pa also won a County Minor Hurling medal with Sarsfields in 2006 and won back to back County Minor Football titles with Sarsfields in 2005 and 2006, winning the man of the match award in the 2006 County Minor Football final. Pa was a key member of the Thurles CBS team which lost to St. Flannan’s in the 2005 Dr. Harty Cup Final. Pa made his competitive debut with the Senior Hurlers in the preliminary round of the Waterford Crystal Cup Senior Hurling competition in January 2007, scoring 4 points, 3 from play at corner-forward. Pa made his League debut against Antrim in March 2007, scoring 1-1. Pa made his championship debut at corner-forward against Limerick in the drawn Munster semi-final in June 2007. Pa won a National Hurling League medal as a substitute in 2008. Pa is a grandson of John Maher of Killinan, Tipperary All-Ireland winning captain in 1945.

Championship debut – 2007 vs. Limerick (drawn game)
Number of Appearances – 7
Scored – 0-1


Thomas Stapleton

Thomas was born on February 21st, 1988 and plays with the Templederry Kenyons club. Thomas played at wing-back for the 2005 Tipperary Minor team before moving to centre-back in 2006 as Tipperary won the All-Ireland title. Thomas’s father Michael won an All-Ireland Minor Hurling medal in 1976 playing at wing-back for Tipperary. Thomas has lined out for the University of Limerick hurlers in the past two seasons. Thomas made his League debut for Tipperary against Dublin in the 2007 National Hurling League scoring a point from midfield. Thomas made his Championship debut as a substitute in the first replay against Limerick in the 2007 Munster Senior Hurling Semi-Final. Thomas won a National Hurling League medal as a substitute in 2008.

Championship debut – 2007 vs. Limerick (1st replay)
Number of Appearances – 3
Scored – 0-0


<!–Ryan O'Dwyer

Ryan was born on July 23rd, 1986 and plays for the Cashel King Cormacs club. Ryan played at wing-forward for the County Under 21 hurlers in 2005 and 2006, winning a Munster Under 21 medal in 2006 scoring 1-3 in the championship. Ryan lined out for the University of Limerick hurlers in the 2007 Waterford Crystal Cup. Ryan made his National League debut for Tipperary as a substitute in the National Hurling League against Kilkenny in March 2007. Ryan made his championship debut against Limerick in the drawn Munster semi-final in 2007, lining out at centre-forward and scoring a point from play. Ryan won a National Hurling League medal in 2008 playing at centre-forward.

Championship debut – 2007 vs. Limerick (drawn game)
Number of Appearances – 5
Scored – 0-1


–><!–Alan Byrne

Alan was born on December 21st, 1985 and is from the Shannon Rovers club. Alan was a member of the County Under 21 Hurling team in 2006, playing at full-back as Tipperary won the Munster final. Alan played for the Tipperary Senior Hurling team in the Waterford Crystal Shield in February 2006, holding Seamus Prendergast to two points. Alan is currently in college at the Limerick Institute of Technology and won a Fitzgibbon Cup with them as a corner-back in 2007. Alan made his League deubt vs. Antrim in the 2007 National Hurling League. Alan's Championship debut came at left corner-back against Cork in the 2007 All-Ireland Qualifiers. Alan won a National Hurling League medal as a late substitute at wing-back in 2008.

Championship debut – 2007 vs. Cork
Number of Appearances – 2


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Conor O’Brien

Conor was born on May 30th, 1985 and is from the Eire Og Annacarty club. Conor won a Munster Minor medal in 2003 and Munster Under 21 medals in 2004 and 2006. Conor played with the Tipperary Intermediate Hurling team in 2004, 2005 and 2006. He finished second in the 1999 All-Ireland Feile Skills final behind Kilkenny’s James “Cha” Fitzpatrick. Conor helped his club to win the 2006 County Intermediate Hurling title playing at midfield. Conor is currently studying at the Waterford Institute of Technology. Conor made his National League debut at left corner-back against Dublin in the 2007 National Hurling League. Conor won a National Hurling League medal in 2008 playing at left corner-back. Conor made his Championship debut against Cork in the 2008 Munster Senior Hurling Championship Semi-Final and he won a Munster Senior Hurling medal against Clare in 2008. Conor was nominated for an All-Star award in 2008.

Championship debut – 2008 vs. Cork
Number of Appearances – 5


<!–Danny O'Hanlon

Danny was born on October 24th, 1987. Danny lined out with the Tipperary Minor and Under 21 hurlers in 2005 and played with the Tipperary Under 21 Hurlers that won the Munster Final in 2006, scoring 1-3 in the championship. Danny won a County Minor “A” Hurling medal with his club Carrick Swan in 2004. Danny made his competitive debut with the Senior Hurlers in the preliminary round of the Waterford Crystal Cup Senior Hurling competition in January 2007, scoring 1-1 from play at full-forward. Danny made his League debut against Limerick in the 2007 National Hurling League. Danny made his Championship debut as a substitute in the first replay against Limerick in the 2007 Munster Senior Hurling Semi-Final.

Championship debut – 2007 vs. Limerick (1st replay)
Number of Appearances – 1
Scored – 0-0


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Tony Scroope

Tony plays for the Burgess club. Tony played an integral part of the Burgess side that won the 2005 County Intermediate Hurling final. He has won Munster hurling medals with Tipperary at minor (2002) and Under-21 (2003 and 2004) level. Tony made his Senior competitive debut as a sub at wing-forward for Tipperary against Antrim in the 2004 National Hurling League. He made his championship debut against Limerick in 2004.

Championship debut – 2004 vs. Limerick
Number of Appearances – 1
Scored – 0-0


Gerry Kennedy

Gerry was born on December 16th, 1985 and plays with the Killenaule club. Gerry was part of the Tipperary Under 21 panel from 2004 to 2006, lining out in goal in the 2006 season helping Tipperary to win the Munster championship without conceding a goal while scoring a point from a long range free in the semi-final against Clare. Gerry has won 2 Munster Under 21 Hurling medals, in 2004 and 2006. Gerry helped Killenaule to win back-to-back County U-21 titles in 2003 and 2004 he won a South Senior Hurling medal with his club in 2005. Gerry made his League debut for Tipperary in the 2007 National Hurling League match vs. Antrim. Gerry made his Championship debut in the first replay against Limerick in the 2007 Munster Senior Hurling Semi-Final. Gerry was the sub-goalkeeper for Munster in the 2007 Inter Provincial Hurling Championship which defeated Connacht in the final. Gerry won a National Hurling League medal as a substitute in 2008.

Championship debut – 2007 vs. Limerick (1st replay)
Number of Appearances – 6


Shane Maher

Shane was born on April 22nd, 1981 and plays for the Burgess club. He played with Tipperary in the 2003 Intermediate Hurling championship and was an integral part of the Burgess side that won the 2005 County Intermediate Hurling final. Shane made his Senior competitive debut at centre-forward for Tipperary against Offaly in the 2004 National Hurling League. Shane made his Championship debut against Dublin at left half-back in the 2007 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Qualifiers. Shane won a National Hurling League medal at left half-back in 2008 and a Munster Senior Hurling medal later that summer. Shane’s first score in the Championship came against Waterford in the 2008 All-Ireland semi-final. Shane was nominated for an All-Star award in 2008.

Championship debut – 2007 vs. Dublin
Number of Appearances – 6
Scored – 0-1


<!–Liam Cahill

Liam who is 30 plays with the Thurles Sarsfields club. He won an All-Ireland Senior Hurling medal as a sub in 2001. Liam won an All-Star award at 19 in 1996 at right-corner forward. He has won 2 National League medals, a Munster Senior medal in and won 2 County minor medals when Ballingarry amalgamated with Drangan. He has won two junior and two senior Vocational All-Ireland titles with Scoil Ruinn. He was the captain of the 1995 Tipperary minor team.

Championship debut – 1996 vs. Waterford
Number of Appearances – 27
Scored – 4-22


–><!–Darragh Hickey

Darragh was born on March 15th, 1986 and plays for the Boherlahan-Dualla club. Darragh was part of the Tipperary Under 21 panel for three years, scoring a goal as a a substitute in the 2006 Munster final victory over Cork. Darragh won a Munster Minor Hurling medal in 2003 and lined out for the Tipperary Minors at corner-forward in 2004. Darragh made his Championship debut against Cork at left half-forward in the 2007 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Qualifiers, scoring a point from play. Darragh made his League debut as a substitute against Galway in the 2008 National Hurling League. Darragh is 6 foot tall and weighed 13 stone for the 2007 All-Ireland Championship. Darragh won a National Hurling League medal as a late forward substitute in 2008. Darragh won a Munster Senior Hurling medal as a substitute in 2008.

Championship debut – 2007 vs. Cork
Number of Appearances – 2
Scored – 0-5


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Paddy Stapleton

Paddy was born on August 12th, 1985. Paddy plays for the Borris-Ileigh club and made his Senior competitive debut for Tipperary in the 2006 Waterford Crystal Shield against Waterford. Paddy made his National League debut against Limerick in 2008 coming on as a substitute. Paddy won a Munster Under 21 Hurling medal in 2006 at right corner-back and won a Munster Minor Hurling medal in 2003, lining out at centre-back. Paddy won a National Hurling League medal as a substitute in 2008. Paddy won a Munster Senior Hurling medal as a substitute in 2008. Paddy made his Championship debut as a blood substitute in the 2008 All-Ireland Semi-Final against Waterford. Paddy made his first Championship start at right corner-back in the 2009 Munster Senior Hurling Championship vs. Cork.

Championship debut – 2008 vs. Waterford
Number of Appearances – 3


Pat Kerwick

Pat was born on May 18th 1982 and plays for the Killenaule club. Pat made his Senior competitive debut for Tipperary in 2006 Waterford Crystal Cup against Limerick. Pat made his National Hurling League debut against Offaly in 2008, lining out at right half-forward scoring 1-1 from play. Pat won a National Hurling League medal as a substitute in 2008. Pat made his Championship debut as a substitute against Cork in the 2008 Munster Senior Hurling Championship Semi-Final, scoring a point from play. Pat won a Munster Senior Hurling medal in 2008, scoring a point from wing-forward.

Championship debut – 2008 vs. Cork
Number of Appearances – 5
Scored – 0-6


<!–Joe Ceaser

Joe is from the Killenaule club and made his Senior competitive debut for Tipperary in 2008 Waterford Crystal Cup against UCC. Joe made his National Hurling League debut against Offaly in 2008, lining out at midfield. Joe won two Munster Under 21 Hurling medals with Tipperary. At club level, Joe won two County Under 21 "A" Hurling titles with Killenaule. Joe won a National Hurling League medal as a substitute in 2008. Joe won a Munster Senior Hurling medal as a substitute in 2008.


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Darren Gleeson

Darren was born on March 19th 1981 and plays for the Portroe club. Darren joined the Tipperary Senior Hurling panel in 2008. Darren plays in goal and was sub-goalie for Tipperary in the first two rounds of the 2008 National Hurling League. Darren won a National Hurling League medal as a substitute in 2008. Darren won a Munster Senior Hurling medal as a substitute in 2008. Darren made his National League debut against Galway in the 2009 National Hurling League. Darren made his Championship debut as a 10 minute blood sub against Cork in the 2009 Munster Senior Hurling Championship.

Championship debut – 2009 vs. Cork
Number of Appearances – 1


Seamus Callanan

Seamus was born on September 15th, 1988. Seamus won an All-Ireland Minor Hurling medal with Tipperary in 2006, scoring the winning point as a substitute in the 2006 All-Ireland Minor Hurling semi-final against Kilkenny. Seamus helped his club Drom & Inch win a Mid Senior Hurling title in 2006, their first in 22 years. Seamus made his National League debut as a substitute against Offaly in 2008, scoring 0-3. Seamus won a National Hurling League medal as a late forward substitute in 2008. Seamus made his Championship debut against Cork in the 2008 Munster Senior Hurling Championship Semi-Final, scoring 3 points from play. Seamus won a Munster Senior Hurling medal at centre-forward in 2008, scoring 1-3 from play against Clare. Seamus was nominated for an All-Star award in 2008 as well as being nominated as Young Hurler of the Year.

Championship debut – 2008 vs. Cork
Number of Appearances – 5
Scored – 4-11


<!–Tommy Fitzgerald

Tommy is from the Roscrea club and won a Munster Under 21 Hurling medal with Tipperary in 2004. Tommy is a brother of fellow panel member Diarmaid. Tommy made his National League debut for Tipperary as a substitute against Galway in the 2008 National Hurling League. Tommy won a National Hurling League medal as a substitute in 2008. Tommy won a Munster Senior Hurling medal as a substitute in 2008.


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Micheal Webster

Micheal was born on August 1st 1977 and is from the Loughmore-Castleiney club. Michael made his debut with the Tipperary hurlers in the 2005 season and was nominated for an All-Star award that year. At club level, Micheal helped his club to win the 2007 County and Munster Senior Hurling titles. Micheal also captained Loughmore to win the 2004 County Senior Football Final. Micheal has won Mid Tipperary hurling medals with his club in 2002, 2003 and 2004 as well as numerous Mid Senior Football medals, Under 21 “A” Mid and County Football medals and Under 21 “B” Mid and County Hurling medals. Micheal is an accomplished footballer and made his Senior inter-county championship debut vs. Limerick in the first round of the 2004 Munster Senior Football championship. Micheal made his competitive debut with the Tipperary Senior hurlers in February 2005 when he lined out at full-forward in the National Hurling League vs. Down, scoring a goal and setting up 2 others. Micheal has won medals at Mid Senior Hurling and Micheal won a National Hurling League medal as a substitute in 2008. Micheal won a Munster Senior Hurling medal as a second half substitute in 2008.

Championship debut – 2005 vs. Limerick (drawn match)
Number of Appearances – 14
Scored – 1-3


John Devane

John was born on September 22nd 1982 and plays for the Clonoulty-Rossmore club. John played minor hurling for Tipp in 2000 and was full-back on the 2003 Tipp U-21 team which won the Munster Final, his 3rd year on the U-21’s. His best position is full-back. He made his competitive debut for Tipperary against Derry in March 2002 in the National Hurling League. John’s Championship debut came as a substitute against Laois in the All-Ireland Qualifier in 2003 while he started at full-forward for Tipperary vs. Waterford in the 2004 Munster championship. John captained the University of Limerick to the 2005 Fitzgibbon Cup final, winning the man of the match award in the final despite playing on the losing side.

Championship debut – 2003 vs. Laois
Number of Appearances – 7
Scored – 1-2


John O’Brien

John was born on January 1st 1982 and plays for the Toomevara club. He made his Senior inter-county debut vs. Laois in the 2001 National League. He won a Munster minor medal in 1999, an All-Ireland and Munster Senior medal in 2001 and a Munster Under 21 medal in 2003. John won a Munster Senior Hurling medal in 2008, scoring 1-4 from wing-forward in a man of the match performance. John has won 5 County medals with Toomevara and 2 Munster Club medals in 2004 and 2006. He is a brother of Paddy who first made an appearance on the Tipp team in 2000. John won the man of the match award for both the 2000 and 2001 County Senior Hurling Final, scoring 2-1 and 1-5 respectively. John won a National Hurling League medal as a second half forward substitute in 2008.

Championship debut – 2001 vs. Limerick
Number of Appearances – 13
Scored – 2-17


Paul Kelly

Paul who was born on December 14, 1979, plays for the Mullinahone club. He won a National Hurling League medal, Munster Senior Hurling medal and an All-Ireland medal in 2001 at wing-back. He won an All-Ireland minor medal in 1996, a Munster minor medal in 1997 and a Munster Under-21 medal in 1999. Won 2 U-21 caps for Ireland in the Shinty Internationals vs. Scotland. Usually played in the forward line before 2001. His favourite position is centre-back. Has been on the Tipperary Senior Hurling panel since 1998. Is a first cousin of the Moran’s from the Limerick Senior hurling team, i.e. Ollie and James. Paul won a Railway Cup medal with Munster in 2001. His brother Eoin joined the Senior panel and made his championship debut alongside Paul in the 2001 Munster semi-final against Clare. Paul is 5 feet 11 inches in height and weighed 12 stone for the 2001 All-Ireland Final. Paul won a County Senior Hurling medal with his club Mullinahone in 2002 and also won an All-Star award at wing-back. Paul was named the RTE man of the match in the 2005 Munster Senior Hurling final defeat to Cork, scoring 7 points from midfield.

Championship debut – 1998 vs. Waterford
Number of Appearances – 35
Scored – 1-48


Patrick Maher

Patrick “Bonner” Maher was born on October 12th, 1989. Padraig plays for the Lorrha club. Patrick made his Senior inter-county debut for Tipperary against Waterford in the 2009 Waterford Crystal Cup, lining out at left half-forward. Patrick scored a goal against Clare in the 2009 Waterford Crystal Cup Final. Patrick made his debut in the National Hurling League in February 2009, lining out at centre-forward against Waterford and scoring a point in a 2-13 to 1-12 Tipperary victory. Patrick won Munster and All-Ireland Minor Hurling medals in 2007, scoring 3-2 from play in the 2007 Minor Championship. Patrick won a County Intermediate Hurling title with his club in 2007 and helped Banagher Colleges win the Leinster Vocational schools title in 2007. Patrick was also on the Tipperary Intermediate Hurling panel which lost the 2008 Munster Final to Limerick.


Padraic Maher

Padraic was born on February 9th 1989. Padraic plays for the Thurles Sarsfields club and made his Senior debut with the club in 2006. Padraic won All-Ireland Minor Hurling medals as a full-back in 2006 and 2007. Padraic also won a Munster Minor Hurling medal in 2007 and a Munster Under 21 Hurling medal in 2008. With Durlas Og, Padraic won two County Under 16 A Hurling medals (2004 and 2005). He has also won 2 County Minor “A” Hurling medals (2006 and 2007), 2 County Minor “A” Football medals (2005 and 2006) and 1 County Under 21 “A” Hurling medal (2008). Padraic won the Corn Na Mac Leinn All Ireland Football title in 2007 with the Tipperary Institute. Padraic’s father Paddy won an All-Ireland Minor Hurling medal in 1980. Padraic made his National League debut as a substitute against Dublin in March 2009. Padraic made his Championship debut at wing-back against Cork in the 2009 Munster Senior Hurling Championship.

Championship debut – 2009 vs. Cork
Number of Appearances – 2


Seamus Hennessy

Seamus was born on October 9th, 1989. Seamus plays for the Kilruane MacDonaghs club. Seamus made his Senior inter-county debut for Tipperary against Waterford in the 2009 Waterford Crystal Cup, scoring 3 points from right half-forward in a Tipperary victory. Seamus scored 6 points in total in the 2009 Waterford Crystal Cup competition. Seamus made his National League debut as a substitute against Cork in the 2009 League campaign, scoring two points from play after being introduced.

Seamus won All-Ireland Minor Hurling medals in 2006 and 2007 at wing-forward. Seamus won a Munster Minor Hurling medal in 2007 and captained Tipperary to win the Munster Under 21 Hurling title in 2008. Seamus was the reliable free-taker for the 2007 All-Ireland Minor Hurling Championship, scoring a total of 33 points in 5 matches playing at right half-forward. At club level, Seamus has won County medals at Minor “A” Hurling, Under 21 “A” Hurling (2) and Junior “B” Football as well as numerous North Divisional medals with Kilruane MacDonaghs. Seamus is the youngest player to play Senior for his club.


Brendan Maher

Brendan was born on January 5th, 1989. Brendan plays for the Borris-Ileigh club. Brendan made his Senior inter-county debut for Tipperary against Waterford in the 2009 Waterford Crystal Cup, lining out at left corner-back in a Tipperary victory. Brendan made his National Hurling League debut against Cork in February 2009, lining out at wing-back. Brendan made his Championship debut as a substitute against Cork in the 2009 Munster Senior Hurling Championship.

Brendan played for the Tipperary Minor Hurlers for three years, winning 2 All-Ireland Minor medals in 2006 and in 2007 (as captain). Brendan has also a Munster Hurling medal in 2007. Brendan scored 0-12 from play in the 2007 All-Ireland Minor Hurling Championship campaign following up from his contribution of 1-4 in the 2006 campaign. Brendan was the second player from the Borris-Ileigh club to captain a Tipperary Minor team to All-Ireland success, following in the foot steps of Paddy Kenny in 1947. Brendan lined out with the Tipperary Under 21 Hurlers in 2007 and 2008, winning a Munster medal in 2008.

Championship debut – 2009 vs. Cork
Number of Appearances – 2


Gearoid Ryan

Gearoid was born on August 26th, 1988. Gearoid plays for the Templederry Kenyons club. Gearoid made his National Hurling League debut against Cork in February 2009, scoring a point from play. Gearoid won an All-Ireland Minor Hurling medal with Tipperary in 2006, lining out at midfield in the final. Gearoid was also on the Tipperary Intermediate Hurling panel which lost the 2008 Munster Final to Limerick. Gearoid was part of the Tipperary Under 21 Hurling panel in 2007 and 2008, winning a Munster medal in 2008. Gearoid made his Championship debut as a substitute against Cork in the 2009 Munster Senior Hurling Championship.

Championship debut – 2009 vs. Cork
Number of Appearances – 1


Noel McGrath

Noel was born on December 17th, 1990. Noel plays for the Loughmore-Castleiney club. Noel made his Senior inter-county debut for Tipperary against Clare in the 2009 Waterford Crystal Cup Final, scoring a point from play at right corner-forward. Noel made his National Hurling League debut against Cork in February 2009. Noel made his Championship debut at corner-forward against Cork in the 2009 Munster Senior Hurling Championship, scoring 3 points from play.

Noel lined out with the Tipperary Minor Hurlers for three seasons, winning All-Ireland medals in 2006 and 2007 and a Munster Minor medal in 2007. Noel won the RTE man of the match award in the 2007 All-Ireland semi-final victory over Kilkenny. He played an impressive role as a second half substitute at wing-back in the 2006 All-Ireland semi-final defeat over Kilkenny. Noel won an All-Ireland Under 16 Hurling medal in 2006 and a Dean Ryan Cup medal with Our Ladys Templemore in 2007. Noel helped his club to win County and Munster Club Senior Hurling medals in 2007.

Championship debut – 2009 vs. Cork
Number of Appearances – 2
Scored – 0-10


Michael Cahill

Michael was born on January 3rd 1989 and plays for the Thurles Sarsfields club. Michael won All-Ireland Minor Hurling medals in 2006 and 2007 as well as winning Munster Minor (2007) and Under 21 Hurling (2008) medals. Michael was a key member of the Thurles CBS team which lost to St. Flannan’s in the 2005 Dr. Harty Cup Final. Michael made his debut with the Thurles Sarsfields Senior Hurling team in 2006. Michael has won 2 County U16 A Hurling medals with Durlas Og (2004, 2005). He has also won 2 County Minor “A” Hurling medals (2006 and 2007) and 2 County Minor “A” Football medals (2005, 2006). Michael played Fitzgibbon Cup Hurling in 2007, 2008 and 2009, winning a Fitzgibbon Cup medal in 2009. Michael made his Senior inter-county debut as a substitute in the 2009 National Hurling League against Limerick.

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