John Browne (hurler)

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John Browne
Personal information
Irish name Seán de Brún
Sport Hurling
Position Left corner-back
Born 1977
Blackrock, County Cork, Ireland
Height 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Occupation Dentist
Club(s)
Years Club
Blackrock
Club Titles
Cork titles 3
Inter-county(ies)
Years County
1998-2004 Cork
Inter-county titles
Munster titles 2
All-Irelands 2
NHL 1
All Stars 0

John Browne (born 1977) is an Irish hurler who played as a left corner-back for the Cork senior team.[1]

Browne made his first appearance for the team during the 1998 championship and was a regular member of the starting fifteen until his retirement after the 2004 championship. During that time he won two All-Ireland winners' medals and two Munster winners' medals.

At club level Browne is a three-time county club championship medalist with Blackrock.

Biography[edit]

John Browne was born in Blackrock just outside Cork in 1977. He was educated locally and later studied at University College Cork where he qualified with a degree in dentistry. While at the UCC, Browne developed his hurling skills by joining the college’s hurling team. He subsequently won a Fitzgibbon Cup title with the college. Browne played his club hurling with Blackrock, a very famous hurling club in Cork. With Blackrock he won Cork SHC titles in 1999, 2001 and 2002.

Browne's skill was quickly spotted by the Cork inter-county selectors. He won an All-Ireland medal with the under-21 side in 1997 before joining the senior panel in 1998. That year he won a National Hurling League medal. In 1999, Browne won his first Munster title before later converting this into his first All-Ireland medal following a victory over Kilkenny. In 2000, Browne captured a second Munster title, however, Cork were beaten by Offaly in the All-Ireland semi-final. Browne was subsequently joined on the inter-county team by his brother Alan Browne. In 2004, Browne captured a second All-Ireland medal when he came on as a sub in the All-Ireland final against Kilkenny.

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