Derry Hayes

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Derry Hayes in conversation with Christy Ring and Jack Lynch after the 1954 all Ireland final.

Derry Hayes (c. 1928 – March 2005) was an Irish sportsperson who played hurling with the Cork senior inter-county team in the 1950s.

Hayes first came to prominence with the Cork senior hurlers in the early mid-1950s. He won his first Munster title as a half-back in 1953. Hayes later collected his first All-Ireland medal following Cork’s defeat of Galway in one of the dirtiest All-Ireland finals ever. In 1954 Cork made it three-in-a-row by capturing another set of Munster and All-Ireland titles. Once again Hayes played a key role in the half-back line and added a second Munster and All-Ireland medal to his collection.