Pat Kenneally

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Pat Kenneally
Personal information
Irish name Pádraig
Sport Hurling
Position Left corner-back
Born 1968
Newcestown, County Cork, Ireland
Occupation Secondary school teachers
Club(s)
Years Club
Newcestown
UCC
Carbery
Club Titles
Cork titles 1
Inter-county(ies)*
Years County Apps (scores)
1990-1995 Cork 2 (0-00)
Inter-county titles
Munster titles 0
All Irelands 0
NHL 0
All Stars 0
* Inter County team apps and scores correct as of 22:41, 15 October 2013.

Pat Kenneally [1](born 1968 in Newcestown, County Cork) is a former Irish sportsperson. He played hurling with his local club Newcestown and with the Cork senior inter-county teams[2] in the 1990s. Kenneally captained Cork in 1995, however, he enjoyed little success with the senior team. He continued to play with the more junior teams on his club for some years after. He played in four County Finals for his club He also won the Man of the Match award when playing in the 1994 county success with his division Carbery which allowed him to achieve the honour of captaining his county in the 1995 Senior Hurling campaign.

His inter county career began as a Cork minor hurler in 1986. He went on to play u21, Junior and Senior hurling as well as Junior football for Cork. He won an All-Ireland Junior Hurling Championship [3] medal in 1994 and an All-Ireland Junior Football Championship medal in 1989 together with an All-Ireland Under-21 Hurling Championship medal in 1989.[4] He was also a member of the 1990 senior hurling squad who together with the senior footballers achieved an historic double that year. In 1993 he won a National Hurling League medal with Cork after the epic three match saga with Wexford. His last medal was one in the Intermediate Football final of 2001 but he retired form the big ball game after the game which benefitted his hurling enormously for the next number of years.[5]

He attended Hamilton High School [6] in Bandon . At third level he played both Sigerson Cup and Fitzgibbon Cup hurling with UCC He had twice broken the same ankle by the age of 17 . He was regarded a hard but fair competitor . He coached St. Brogans College in Bandon to an All-Ireland success in 2004.

After a few years away from the game at a high level (he played for the 3rds' of Newcestown in 2009 ) he was persuaded to join Valley Rovers. As a neighbouring parish and a club beset with inner turmoil at the time, many regarded this appointment as a poison chalice. However they were to win 3 counties within 2 years (2 football, 1 hurling). In 2010 he was appointed as coach to the Cork Intermediate hurling team.

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Cork v Kilkenny - GAA Hurling All-Ireland Intermediate Championship Final Photos | page 1". Sportsfile. 2010-08-28. Retrieved 2013-05-15. 
  2. ^ "Newcestown snatch memorable win". Ballymartle GAA. Retrieved 5 November 2010. 
  3. ^ 1983. sportsmanager.ie.
  4. ^ [1][dead link]
  5. ^ "Newcestown snatch memorable win". Ballymartlegaa.com. Retrieved 2013-05-15. 
  6. ^ [2][dead link]
Sporting positions
Preceded by
Ger Cunningham
Cork Senior Hurling Captain
1995
Succeeded by
Mark Mullins
Preceded by
Johnny Keane
Cork Intermediate Hurling Manager
2009-2011
Succeeded by
Liam Hayes
Preceded by
John Considine
Cork Minor Hurling Manager
2011-2013
Succeeded by
Vacant
Preceded by
Ger Fitzgerald
Cork Under-21 Hurling Manager
2013-
Succeeded by
Incumbent