Tom Walsh (Dunnamaggin hurler)

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Tom Walsh
Personal information
Irish name Tomás Breathnach
Sport Hurling
Position Right corner-back
Born 1931
Dunnamaggin, County Kilkenny, Ireland
Died 5 September 2013 (aged 82)
Callan, County Kilkenny, Ireland
Height 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Occupation Farmer
Club(s)
YearsClub
Carrickshock
Dunnamaggin
Club titles
Kilkenny titles 1
Inter-county(ies)
YearsCounty
1957-1962
Kilkenny
Inter-county titles
Leinster titles 3
All-Irelands 1
NHL 1

Thomas Walsh (1931 – 5 September 2013) was an Irish hurler. He played with club sides Dunnamaggin and Carrickshock and was an All-Ireland Championship winner with the Kilkenny senior hurling team.

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Playing career

Walsh first came to prominence in 1951 when he won a senior county medal with Carrickshock before later joining the Dunnamaggin club. After lining out with the Kilkenny minor team during the 1949 Leinster Championship, he won an All-Ireland medal with the junior team in 1951. Walsh added another junior medal to his collection when winning the All Ireland title again in 1956, with his brother Jim lining out alongside him at full-back. [1] The pair assumed the same positions for the Kilkenny senior team in 1957. Walsh went on to win his only senior All-Ireland title that year after beating Waterford in the final. [2] His other honours at senior level include three Leinster Championships and a National Hurling League title. Walsh's grandnephew, Brian Hogan, was Kilkenny's All-Ireland-winning captain in 2011. [3]

Honours

Carrickshock
Kilkenny

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References

  1. Crowe, Dermot (9 July 2000). "Backs to the wall". Irish Independent. Retrieved 9 May 2020.
  2. "Kilkenny captain who led hurling team to victory in 1957". Irish Times. 5 November 2011. Retrieved 6 May 2020.
  3. "Walsh, Tom". Hogan Stand. 1 November 2013. Retrieved 10 May 2020.