Tom Neville (hurler)

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Tom Neville
Personal information
Irish name Tomás Ó Nia
Sport Hurling
Position Left corner-back
Born 1939
Fethard-on-Sea, County Wexford, Ireland
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Club(s)
Years Club
Geraldine O'Hanrahan's
Club titles
Wexford titles 1
Inter-county(ies)
Years County
1960-1972 Wexford
Inter-county titles
Leinster titles 5
All-Irelands 2
NHL 1
All Stars 0

Thomas "Tom" Neville (born 1939) is an Irish retired hurler who played as a right corner-back for the Wexford senior team.[1]

Born in Fethard-on-Sea, County Wexford, Neville first excelled at hurling in his youth. He made his senior debut for the Wexford senior team during the 1960 championship. Neville went on to play a key part for Wexford during a successful era for the county, and won two All-Ireland medals, five Leinster medals and one National Hurling League medal. He was an All-Ireland runner-up on three occasions.

As a member of the Leinster inter-provincial team on a number of occasions, Neville won three Railway Cup medals. At club level he won one championship medal with Geraldine O'Hanrahan's.

Throughout his career Neville made 27 championship appearances. His retirement came following Wexford's defeat by Kilkenny in the 1972 championship.

Neville is widely regarded as one Wexford's greatest-ever players.[2][3]

Honours[edit]

Team[edit]

Geraldine O'Hanrahan's
Kilkenny
Leinster

References[edit]

  1. ^ McGough, Leo (3 March 2010). "Tom spread helmet gospel". Wexford People. Retrieved 27 December 2013. 
  2. ^ Furlong, Brendan (8 January 2010). "125 Greatest Wexford Hurlers". Enniscorthy Guardian. Retrieved 27 December 2013. 
  3. ^ "Greatest Wexford hurling team named". Hogan Stand website. 11 January 2002. Retrieved 27 December 2013. 
Sporting positions
Preceded by
Pat Nolan
Wexford Senior Hurling Captain
1965
Succeeded by