Thomas Stapleton (hurler)

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Thomas Stapleton
Personal information
Irish name Tomás Mac an Ghaill
Sport Hurling
Position Right wing-back
Born (1988-02-22) 22 February 1988 (age 30)
Templederry, County Tipperary, Ireland
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Club(s)
YearsClub
Templederry Kenyons
Club titles
Tipperary titles 0
Inter-county(ies)
YearsCountyApps (scores)
2007-present Tipperary 11 (0-2)
Inter-county titles
Munster titles 1
All-Irelands 0
NHL 0
All Stars 0

Thomas Stapleton (born 21 February 1988) is an Irish hurler who currently plays as a right wing-back for the Tipperary senior team. [1]

Irish people Ethnic group with Celtic and other roots, native to the island of Ireland, with shared history and culture

The Irish are a Celtic nation and ethnic group native to the island of Ireland, who share a common Irish ancestry, identity and culture. Ireland has been inhabited for about 12,500 years according to archaeological studies. For most of Ireland's recorded history, the Irish have been primarily a Gaelic people. Anglo-Normans conquered parts of Ireland in the 12th century, while England's 16th/17th-century (re)conquest and colonisation of Ireland brought a large number of English and Lowland Scots people to parts of the island, especially the north. Today, Ireland is made up of the Republic of Ireland and the smaller Northern Ireland. The people of Northern Ireland hold various national identities including British, Irish, Northern Irish or some combination thereof.

Hurling outdoor team game

Hurling is an outdoor team game of ancient Gaelic and Irish origin. It is administered by the Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA). The game has prehistoric origins, and has been played for 4,000 years. One of Ireland's native Gaelic games, it shares a number of features with Gaelic football, such as the field and goals, the number of players, and much terminology. There is a similar game for women called camogie. It shares a common Gaelic root with the sport of shinty, which is played predominantly in Scotland.

Tipperary GAA Gaelic Athletic Association

The Tipperary County Board of the Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA) or Tipperary GAA is one of the 32 county boards of the GAA in Ireland, and is responsible for Gaelic games in County Tipperary and the Tipperary inter-county teams.

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Stapleton made his first appearance for the team during the 2007 National League and has become a regular player over the last few seasons. Since then he has won one Munster winners' medal on the field of play.

The Munster GAA Hurling Senior Championship, known simply as the Munster Championship, is an annual inter-county hurling competition organised by the Munster Council of the Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA). It is the highest inter-county hurling competition in the province of Munster, and has been contested every year since the 1888 championship.

At club level Stapelton is a county intermediate championship medalist with Templederry Kenyons.

The Tipperary Intermediate Hurling Championship is an annual hurling competition organised by the Tipperary County Board of the Gaelic Athletic Association since 1979 for the second-tier hurling teams in the county of Tipperary in Ireland.

Templederry Kenyons GAA is a Tipperary GAA club which is located in County Tipperary, Ireland. Both hurling and Gaelic football are played in the "North-Tipperary" divisional competitions. The club is centred on the village of Templederry.

Playing career

Club

Stapelton plays his club hurling with Stapelton with Templederry Kenyons and has enjoyed some success. In 2008 he won a county intermediate championship medal.

Inter-county

Stapleton first came to prominence on the inter-county scene as a member of the Tipperary minor hurling team in 2005. He enjoyed little success in his first year, however, Tipperary reached the All-Ireland decider via the "back-door" in 2006. Three-in-a-row hopefuls Galway provided the opposition, however, Tipp powered to 2–18 to 2–7 victory. [2] It was Stapleton's first All-Ireland medal in that grade.

Galway GAA Irish Gaelic Athletic Association

The Galway County Boards of the Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA) or Galway GAA are one of the 32 GAA county boards in Ireland; they are responsible for Gaelic games in County Galway, and for the Galway inter-county teams.

All-Ireland Minor Hurling Championship

The GAA Hurling All-Ireland Minor Championship is an annual championship of hurling for male players under the age of 18 and is organised by the Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA). The championship has been awarded every year - except for a brief hiatus during the Emergency - since the first tournament in 1928.

He subsequently joined the Tipperary under-21 team. Stapleton won a Munster medal in this grade in 2008 following a controversial one-point defeat of Clare. Tipp later reached the All-Ireland, however, Maher's side were defeated by Kilkenny. [3]

Clare GAA irish sports club

The Clare County Board of the Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA) or Clare GAA is one of the 32 county boards of the GAA in Ireland, and is responsible for Gaelic games in County Clare. Clare plays its home games at Cusack Park (Ennis) in Ennis.

Stapleton made his senior competitive debut for Tipperary in a National Hurling League game against Dublin in 2007. Later that season he made his championship debut against Limerick, in what turned out to be an unsuccessful championship campaign.

After falling out of favour with Liam Sheedy's new management team, Stapleton remained on the periphery of the team for a number of seasons.

Stapelton was back on the starting fifteen in 2012. [4] A subsequent 2-17 to 0-16 defeat of Waterford in the provincial decider gave him his first Munster medal on the field of play. [5] Tipperary later faced a humiliating 4-24 to 1-15 defeat by eventual champions Kilkenny in the All-Ireland semi-final. [6]

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References

  1. "Senior Hurling Panel". Tipperary GAA website. Archived from the original on 17 August 2012. Retrieved 1 November 2012.
  2. "Tipp break Galway hearts in MHC final". RTÉ Sport. 3 September 2006. Retrieved 3 November 2008.
  3. "RTÉ Sport: Kilkenny 2-13 Tipperary 0-15". RTÉ Sport. 15 September 2008. Retrieved 30 October 2012.
  4. "Stapleton feels part of things again". Hogan Stand website. 21 June 2012. Retrieved 1 November 2012.
  5. Clerkin, Malachy (16 July 2012). "Clinical Tipperary complete first task". Irish Times. Retrieved 30 October 2012.
  6. Moran, Seán (30 August 2012). "Kilkenny trample over Tipp tradition". Irish Times. Retrieved 30 October 2012.