Tommy Ring (hurler)

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Tommy Ring
Personal information
Irish name Tomás Ó Rinn
Sport Hurling
Position Right wing-forward
Born 1938
Castlepollard, County Westmeath, Ireland
Club(s)
Years Club
Meelin
Castlepollard
New Ireland's
Kilmacud Crokes
Club Titles
Westmeath titles 1
Inter-county(ies)
Years County
1955-1972 Westmeath
Inter-county titles
Leinster titles 0
All Irelands 0
NHL 0
All Stars 0

Thomas "Tommy" Ring (born 1938) is an Irish retired hurler who played as a goalkeeper and right wing-forward for the Westmeath senior team.[1]

Born in Castlepollard, County Westmeath, Ring first excelled at hurling in his youth. He arrived on the inter-county scene at the age of seventeen when he first linked up with the Westmeath minor team. He made his senior debut in the 1956 championship. Ring went on to play a key part for Westmeath, and won two National League (Division 2) medals.

As a member of the Leinster inter-provincial team on a number of occasions, Ring won one Railway Cup medal as a non-playing substitute. At club level he won one championship medal with Castlepollard and two championship medals with Kilmacud Crokes.

His retirement came following the conclusion of the 1972 championship.

Ring is widely regarded as one of Westmeath's greatest hurlers. In 2000 he was named in the right wing-forward position on the Westmeath Hurling Team of the Millennium.

He is a distant relative of Christy Ring, regarded by many as the greatest hurler of all-time.

Honours[edit]

Team[edit]

Castlepollard
Kilmacud Crokes
Westmeath
Leinster

Individual[edit]

Honours
  • Westmeath Hurling Team of the Millennium: Right wing-forward

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ring of steel". Hogan Stand website. 31 March 2004. Retrieved 22 July 2013.