Noel Drumgoole

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Noel Drumgoole
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Personal information
Irish name Nollaig Dromgúl
Sport Hurling
Position Full-back
Born Dublin, Ireland
Club(s)
Years Club
St. Vincent's
Inter-county(ies)
Years County
1950s-1960s Dublin
Inter-county titles
Leinster titles 1
All-Irelands 0

Noel Drumgoole (1931–1995) was an Irish sportsperson. He played hurling with his local club St. Vincent's and with the Dublin senior inter-county team in the 1950s and 1960s. He later served as manager of the Limerick senior inter-county team on two occasions in the 1970s and 1980s. Drumgoole is regarded as one of the greatest players never to have won an All-Ireland medal.

Noel is the last player to have captained a Dublin side to a Leinster title and in 1984, he was named on the Centenary Team of players who hadn’t won All-Ireland honours.

In 1968, Noel founded the Na Piarsaigh GAA Club on the north side of Limerick city. In 2011 Na Piarsaigh won their first County Senior Championship beating Ahane on a scoreline of 2-18 to 0-13. The club then went on to beat Crusheen of Clare in the Munster Club Final in Semple Stadium.

Playing career[edit]

Inter-county[edit]

In 1961, Noel captained Dublin when they won the Leinster Championship, beating Wexford 7-5 to 4-8 in the final. He led Dublin all the way to the All-Ireland Final but they were narrowly beaten 0-16 to 1-12 by a marvellous Tipperary team.

Inter-provincial[edit]

Noel won three Railway Cup medals with Leinster in 1956, 1962 and 1964. He captained the 1962 team to success.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Leinster Railway Cup Winning Teams". Retrieved 2010-02-23. 

External links[edit]

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Dublin Senior Hurling Captain
1961
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Leinster Senior Hurling Captain
1962
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Limerick Senior Hurling Manager
1977-1982
Succeeded by
Michael O'Grady
Preceded by
Michael O'Grady
Limerick Senior Hurling Manager
1984-1986
Succeeded by
Éamonn Cregan
Achievements
Preceded by
Nick O'Donnell
(Wexford)
Leinster Senior Hurling Final
winning captain

1961
Succeeded by
Billy Rackard
(Wexford)
Preceded by
Tony Wall
(Munster)
Interprovincial Hurling Final
winning captain

1962
Succeeded by
Jimmy Doyle
(Munster)

Teams[edit]