Cyril Farrell

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Cyril Farrell (Irish:Cyril Ó Fearghail) (born 1950) is a former Irish sportsperson. He was the manager of the Galway senior hurling team in the 1980s and 1990s. He led Galway to four consecutive All Ireland finals appearances from 1985 through 1988.[1] He comes from the Tommy Larkins hurling club in Woodford/Ballinakill. He regularly appears a hurling pundit on RTÉ's The Sunday Game.

Managerial career[edit]

Cyril Farrell
Personal information
Irish name Cyril Ó Fearghail
Sport Hurling
Born 1950 (age 63–64)
Galway, Ireland
Inter-county management
Years County
1979 - 1982
1984 - 1991
1996 - 1998
Galway
Galway
Galway
Inter-county titles
County League Province All-Ireland
Galway 2 15 3

Cyril Farrell is regarded as one of the great hurling managers of the modern era. From an early age he had a great interest in the coaching side of the game, beginning in 1973 when he started training the Galway minor inter-county team at the young age of twenty-three. This was a starting point for Farrell, and in 1978 he guided his native-county to All-Ireland success at under-21 level. Two years later Farrell had possibly his most exciting victory when he managed Galway to its first senior All-Ireland title since 1923. Three years later in 1983 he led the men from the west to a first All-Ireland title at minor level. Between 1985 and 1990 Farrell steered Galway to two further senior All-Ireland victories as well as two National Hurling League titles.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Burke, Eamonn". Hogan Stand. 7 March 1992. Retrieved 24 February 2011. 
Sporting positions
Preceded by
Michael 'Babs' Keating
Galway Senior Hurling Manager
1979-1982
Succeeded by
Frank Corcoran
Preceded by
Bernie O'Connor
Galway Senior Hurling Manager
1984-1991
Succeeded by
Jarlath Cloonan
Preceded by
Mattie Murphy
Galway Senior Hurling Manager
1996-1998
Succeeded by
Mattie Murphy
Preceded by
Pat Henderson & Eddie Keher
(Kilkenny)
All-Ireland Senior Hurling Final
winning manager

1980
Succeeded by
Dermot Healy
Preceded by
Johnny Clifford
(Cork)
All-Ireland Senior Hurling Final
winning manager

1987 + 1988
Succeeded by
Michael 'Babs' Keating
(Tipperary)