Brian O'Meara (hurler)

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Brian O'Meara
Personal information
Irish name Briain Ó Meára
Sport Hurling
Position Full-forward
Born (1990-03-27) 27 March 1990 (age 24)
Kilruane, County Tipperary, Ireland
Height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Nickname Buggy
Occupation Student
Club(s)
Years Club
Kilruane MacDonagh's
Thomas MacDonagh's
Club titles
  Football Hurling
Tipperary titles 1 0
Inter-county(ies)*
Years County Apps (scores)
2010– Tipperary 6 (1-6)
Inter-county titles
Munster titles 2
All-Irelands 1
NHL 0
All Stars 0
*Inter County team apps and scores correct as of 11:54, 1 November 2012.

Brian "Buggy" O'Meara (born 27 March 1990) is an Irish hurler who currently plays as a full-forward for the Tipperary senior team.[1]

O'Meara made his first appearance for the team during the 2010 championship and has become a regular player over the last few seasons. Since then he has won one Munster winners' medal.

At club level O'Meara is a county football championship medallist with divisional side Thomas MacDonagh's. He plays hurling with his local club Kilruane MacDonagh's.

Playing career[edit]

Club[edit]

O'Meara plays his club hurling and Gaelic football with the Kilruane MacDonagh's club.

In 2011 he was a member of the divisional Thomas MacDonagh's team that reached the final of the county football championship. Moyle Rovers provided the opposition. Thomas MacDonagh's were the winners by 0-9 to 0-7.[2]

Inter-county[edit]

O'Meara first came to prominence on the inter-county scene as a member of the Tipperary minor hurling team in 2008.

After enjoying little success in the minor grade, he later became a dual player in the under-21 grade in 2010. A 1-22 to 1-17 defeat of Clare in the provincial hurling decider gave O'Meara a Munster medal.[3] Tipp later played Galway in the All-Ireland final and went on to trounce the westerners by 5-22 to 0-12.[4] It was O'Meara's first All-Ireland medal in that grade.

That same year O'Meara was a key member of the Tipperary under-21 football team. He won a Munster medal that year as Tipp defeated Kerry by 1-7 to 1-6.[5] It was Tipperary's very first Munster title in that grade.

By this stage O'Meara was also a member of the Tipperary senior hurling team. He made his debut at full-forward in a Munster quarter-final defeat by Cork in 2010.[6] O'Meara was subsequently dropped from the team and played no part in Tipp's subsequent All-Ireland victory over Kilkenny.[7]

After remaining on the periphery of the team for 2011, O'Meara was back on the starting fifteen the following year. He began the year by winning a Waterford Crystal Cup medal following a 1-21 to 2-12 defeat of Clare.[8] A sbsequent 2-17 to 0-16 defeat of Waterford in the provincial decider gave him his first Munster medal on the field of play.[9] Tipperary later faced a humiliating 4-24 to 1-15 defeat by eventual champions Kilkenny in the All-Ireland semi-final.[10]

Honours[edit]

Team[edit]

Thomas MacDonagh's
Tipperary

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Senior Hurling Panel". Tipperary GAA website. Retrieved 1 November 2012. 
  2. ^ "Austin turns tide as MacDonagh's make history". Irish Independent. 7 November 2011. Retrieved 1 November 2012. 
  3. ^ O'Toole, Fintan (29 July 2010). "Tipp take another step forward". Irish Examiner. Retrieved 30 October 2012. 
  4. ^ "Tipperary crown an outstanding week". Irish Times. 13 September 2010. Retrieved 7 June 2011. 
  5. ^ O'Toole, Fintan (1 April 2010). "Title glory at last for terrific Tipp". Irish Examiner. Retrieved 1 November 2012. 
  6. ^ "Tipp debuts for Cahill and O'Meara". Hogan Stand website. 28 May 2010. Retrieved 1 November 2012. 
  7. ^ "RTÉ Sport: Tipperary 4-17 Kilkenny 1-18". RTÉ Sport. 5 September 2010. Retrieved 5 September 2010. 
  8. ^ Moynihan, Michael (5 March 2012). "Ryan pleased with Tipp’s timely tonic". Irish Examiner. Retrieved 1 November 2012. 
  9. ^ Clerkin, Malachy (16 July 2012). "Clinical Tipperary complete first task". Irish Times. Retrieved 30 October 2012. 
  10. ^ Moran, Seán (30 August 2012). "Kilkenny trample over Tipp tradition". Irish Times. Retrieved 30 October 2012.