John Bennett (hurler)

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John Bennett
Personal information
Irish name Seán Binéid
Sport Hurling
Position Left corner-forward
Born 1934
Blackrock, County Cork, Ireland
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Club(s)
Years Club
Blackrock
Club titles
Cork titles 2
Inter-county(ies)*
Years County Apps (scores)
1960-1968 Cork 12 (5-20)
Inter-county titles
Munster titles 1
All-Irelands 1
NHL 0
*Inter County team apps and scores correct as of 22:45, 26 April 2015.

John Bennett (born 1934) is an Irish retired hurler who played as a left corner-forward for the Cork senior team.

Born in Blackrock, County Cork, Bennett first excelled at hurling in his youth. He arrived on the inter-county scene at the age of twenty-six when he first linked up with the Cork senior team. He made his senior debut during the 1960 championship. Bennett immediately became a regular member of the starting fifteen and won one All-Ireland medal and one Munster medal.

As a member of the Munster inter-provincial team on a number of occasions, Bennett ended his career without claiming a Railway Cup medal. At club level he is a two-time championship medallist with Blackrock.

Throughout his career Murphy made 12 championship appearances. His retirement came following the conclusion of the 1968 championship.

Playing career[edit]

Club[edit]

Bennett played his club hurling with Blackrock at a time when the club made a comeback at local level. In 1956 he was on the starting fifteen as Blackrock faced Glen Rovers in the decider. A 2-10 to 2-2 victory gave Bennett a first championship medal.

Five years later Bennett secured a second championship medal as Blackrock defeated divisional side Avondhu by 4-10 to 3-7.

Inter-county[edit]

Bennett first played for Cork as a member of the senior hurling team. He made his senior championship debut on 31 July 1960 when he came on as a substitute in Cork's 4-13 to 4-11 Munster final defeat by Tipperary.

After a decade in the wilderness Cork bounced back in 1966. A 4-9 to 2-9 defeat of Waterford in the provincial decider gave him his first Munster medal. The subsequent All-Ireland final on 4 September 1966 pitted Kilkenny against Cork for the first time in nineteen years. Kilkenny were the favourites, however, a hat-trick of goals from Colm Sheehan gave Cork a merited 3-9 to 1-10 victory over an Eddie Keher-inspired Kilkenny.[1] Not only was it a first championship for Cork in twelve years, but it was Bennett's first All-Ireland medal.

Bennett retired from inter-county hurling following Cork's exit from the championship in 1968.

Honours[edit]

Player[edit]

Blackrock
Cork

References[edit]

  1. ^ Crowe, Dermot (5 January 2014). "Kings for a day find it hard to repeat trick". Irish Independent. Retrieved 8 April 2015.