Cathal Barrett

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Cathal Barrett
Personal information
Irish name Cathal Bairéid
Sport Hurling
Position Right corner-back
Born (1993-07-21) 21 July 1993 (age 26)
Holycross, County Tipperary, Ireland
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Occupation Student
Club(s)
Years Club
Holycross-Ballycahill
Club titles
Tipperary titles 0
Colleges(s)
Years College
2010-2016
Limerick Institute of Technology
College titles
Fitzgibbon titles 0
Inter-county(ies)*
Years County Apps (scores)
2014–present
Tipperary 21 (0-01)
Inter-county titles
Munster titles 2
All-Irelands 2
NHL 0
All Stars 1
*Inter County team apps and scores correct as of 00:21, 18 June 2019.

Cathal Barrett (born 21 July 1993) is an Irish hurler who plays for Tipperary Championship club Holycross-Ballycahill and at inter-county level with the Tipperary senior hurling team. He usually lines out as a right corner-back.

Playing career[edit]

Thurles CBS[edit]

Barrett first came to prominence as a hurler with Thurles CBS. He played in every grade before eventually joining the senior hurling team. On 26 February 2010, he lined out at right wing-back when Thurles CBS drew 1-12 apiece with Ardscoil Rís from Limerick in the Harty Cup final. Barrett retained his position on the starting fifteen for the replay on 6 March 2010 which resulted in a 4-15 to 2-21 draw. On 11 March 2010, he was at centre-back when Thurles CBS suffered a 3-15 to 0-14 defeat by Ardscoil Rís in a second replay of the final.[1]

Limerick Institute of Technology[edit]

Barrett studied at the Limerick Institute of Technology between 2011 and 2016 and joined the senior hurling team in his second year. He was a regular player in defence in various Fitzgibbon Cup campaigns.[2]

Holycross-Ballycahill[edit]

Barrett joined the Holycross-Ballycahill club at a young age and played in all grades at juvenile and underage levels, enjoying championship success in the minor grade. He eventually joined the club's top adult team.

Tipperary[edit]

Minor and under-21[edit]

Barrett was just 16-years-old when he was selected for the Tipperary minor hurling team prior to the start of the 2010 Munster Championship. He made his first appearance for the team on 5 May 2010 when he lined out at right corner-back in Tipperary's 0-17 to 1-13 defeat by Clare.[3]

Barrett was again eligible for the Tipperary minor team in 2011, however, his position changed from corner-back to left wing-back. His minor career ended with a 3-13 to 1-13 defeat by Clare on 24 June 2011.[4]

Barrett was drafted onto the Tipperary under-21 team in advance of the 2012 Munster Championship. He was an unused substitute when Tipperary suffered a 1-16 to 1-11 defeat by Limerick on 18 July 2012.[5] Barrett was again listed as a substitute win a 1-16 to 1-14 defeat by Clare in the Munster final on 8 August 2012.[6]

On 31 May 2013, Barrett made his first appearance for the Tipperary under-21 team when he lined out at right corner-forward in a 2-18 to 2-11 defeat of Limerick.[7] He was switched to left corner-back when Tipperary suffered a 1-17 to 2-10 defeat by Clare in the Munster final on 7 August 2013.[8]

Barrett was selected for the under-21 team for a third successive season in 2014. He played his last game in the grade on 16 July 2014 when he lined out at right corner-forward in a 5-19 to 1-25 defeat by Clare.[9]

Senior[edit]

Barrett was added to the Tipperary senior team in advance of the 2014 National League.[10] He made his first appearance for the team on 15 February 2014 when he lined out at right corner-back in a 2-13 to 0-16 defeat of Waterford.[11] On 4 May 2014, Barrett was again at right corner-back when Tipperary suffered a 2-25 to 1-27 defeat by Kilkenny in the National League final.[12] He made his Munster Championship debut on 1 June 2014 when he played the full 70 minutes in a 2-18 to 2-16 defeat by Limerick.[13] On 7 September 2014, Barrett played in his first All-Ireland final against Kilkenny. He lined out in his usual position of right corner-back in the 1-28 to 3-22 draw with Kilkenny.[14] Barrett retained his place on the starting fifteen for the replay on 27 September 2014, however, he ended the game on the losing side following a 2-17 t 2-14 defeat.[15] He ended the season by being named Young Hurler of the Year.[16]

On 12 July 2015, Barrett lined out at right corner-back in his first Munster final. He ended the game with his first winners' medal following Tipperary's 0-21 to 0-16 defeat of Waterford.[17] Barrett ended the season by receiving a second successive All-Star nomination.[18]

On 10 July 2016, Barrett started the Munster final against Waterford at right corner-back. He collected a second successive winners' medal following the 5-19 to 0-13 victory.[19] Barrett was again named at right corner-back for the All-Ireland final against Kilkenny on 4 September 2016. He ended the game with an All-Ireland medal following a 2-29 to 2-20 victory.[20] Barrett ended the season by being named in the right corner-back position on the All-Star team.[21]

On 23 April 2017, Barrett lined out at right corner-back when Tipperary suffered a 3-21 to 0-14 defeat by Galway in the National League final.[22] On 30 May 2017, it emerged that he had been dropped from the Tipperary senior hurling panel for an "internal issue".[23][24] It was later revealed that Barrett had been arrested and charged with assaulting a barman at Hayes' Hotel in Thurles on 27 May 2017, a charge he was later found guilty of.[25]

In October 2017, it was confirmed that Barrett would return to the Tipperary senior hurling panel for the 2018 season after "clear-the-air" talks with the Tipperary management.[26] On 8 April 2018, he was introduced as a 45th-minute substitute for Séamus Kennedy when Tipperary suffered a 2-23 to 2-17 defeat by Kilkenny in the National League final.[27] On 20 September 2018, it emerged that Barrett had been banned from driving for two years after being convicted of being intoxicated while in charge of a car.[28]

Career statistics[edit]

As of match played 16 June 2019.
Team Year National League Munster All-Ireland Total
Division Apps Score Apps Score Apps Score Apps Score
Tipperary 2014 Division 1A 7 0-00 1 0-00 6 0-00 14 0-00
2015 5 0-00 1 0-00 1 0-00 7 0-00
2016 6 0-01 3 0-00 2 0-00 11 0-01
2017 3 0-00 1 0-00 4 0-00
2018 3 0-03 2 0-01 5 0-04
2019 3 0-00 4 0-00 0 0-00 7 0-00
Total 27 0-04 12 0-01 9 0-00 48 0-05

Honours[edit]

Tipperary
Indiviual

References[edit]

  1. ^ Larkin, Brian (12 March 2010). "Ard Scoil Rís end Harty Cup marathon with historic victory". Irish Examiner. Retrieved 14 February 2019.
  2. ^ Cahill, Jackie (20 February 2013). "Fitzgibbon Cup: Murphy leads the way as WIT defeat LIT". The 42. Retrieved 14 February 2019.
  3. ^ O'Flynn, Diarmuid (6 May 2010). "Classy Clare topple Tipp". Irish Examiner. Retrieved 12 June 2019.
  4. ^ Cahill, Jackie (25 June 2011). "Kelly ups tempo to lift Clare". Irish Examiner. Retrieved 12 June 2019.
  5. ^ O'Flynn, Diarmuid (19 July 2012). "Maher ends Treaty defence". Irish Examiner. Retrieved 12 June 2019.
  6. ^ O'Flynn, Diarmuid (9 August 2012). "Bannermen celebrate redemption". Irish Examiner. Retrieved 12 June 2019.
  7. ^ "Munster U21HC: Forde drives Tipp to victory". Hogan Stand. 1 June 2013. Retrieved 12 June 2019.
  8. ^ Cahill, Jackie (8 August 2013). "Clinical Banner claim back-to-back crowns". Irish Independent. Retrieved 12 June 2019.
  9. ^ Cormican, Eoghan (17 July 2014). "Cunningham to rescue for Clare". Irish Examiner. Retrieved 12 June 2019.
  10. ^ Breheny, Martin (14 February 2014). "Lilywhite Kenny gets Premier call-up". Irish Independent. Retrieved 14 February 2014.
  11. ^ Cahill, Jackie (17 February 2014). "Callanan's exploits turns tide for shaky Tipperary". Irish Independent. Retrieved 18 June 2019.
  12. ^ O'Rourke, Steve (4 May 2014). "Kilkenny win third Allianz Hurling League in a row with last-gasp win over Tipperary". The 42. Retrieved 12 June 2019.
  13. ^ O'Rourke, Steve (1 June 2014). "Late, late show from Limerick sees them past Tipp in Munster SHC semi-final". The 42. Retrieved 12 June 2019.
  14. ^ Fogarty, John (8 September 2014). "Game of inches adds up to a thriller". Irish Examiner. Retrieved 12 June 2019.
  15. ^ "Kilkenny too strong for Tipperary in All-Ireland final replay". RTÉ Sport. 27 September 2014. Retrieved 12 June 2019.
  16. ^ "Tipperary earn more hurling All Stars than the Cats as Richie Hogan and James O'Donoghue land top awards". Irish Independent. 24 October 2014. Retrieved 28 October 2014.
  17. ^ McGoldrick, Seán (6 March 2012). "Tipperary claim Munster hurling title with tight win over Waterford". Irish Independent. Retrieved 2 January 2019.
  18. ^ O'Rourke, Steve (2 October 2015). "Kilkenny and Galway lead the way as 2015 hurling Allstar nominations revealed". The 42. Retrieved 2 January 2019.
  19. ^ Breheny, Martin (11 July 2016). "Tipp torrents wash Deise hopes away". Irish Independent. Retrieved 2 January 2019.
  20. ^ O'Toole, Fintan (4 September 2016). "Stunning Tipperary display clinches All-Ireland and ends Kilkenny three-in-a-row dream". The 42. Retrieved 12 June 2019.
  21. ^ O'Toole, Fintan (4 November 2016). "7 from Tipperary and 4 from Kilkenny - the 2016 All-Star hurling team". The 42. Retrieved 12 June 2019.
  22. ^ Small, Darragh (23 April 2017). "Clinical Galway leave Tipp reeling in league final". RTÉ Sport. Retrieved 12 June 2019.
  23. ^ "All-Star defender Cathal Barrett dropped from Tipperary panel". The 42. 30 May 2017. Retrieved 31 May 2017.
  24. ^ "All-Star Cathal Barrett dropped from Tipperary hurling panel as players gather". Irish Independent. 30 May 2017. Retrieved 31 May 2017.
  25. ^ "All-Star hurler and his brother guilty of assault on barman after drinking spree". Irish Independent. 18 October 2018. Retrieved 18 October 2018.
  26. ^ Keys, Colm (20 October 2017). "All Star defender Barrett returns to Tipperary hurling squad". Irish Independent. Retrieved 20 October 2017.
  27. ^ McGoldrick, Seán (8 April 2018). "Kilkenny whirlwind blows Tipperary away as Brian Cody claims ninth league title". Irish Independent. Retrieved 12 June 2019.
  28. ^ Kane, Conor (20 September 2018). "Driving ban for all-star hurler after he was found asleep, drunk in car". Irish Independent. Retrieved 18 October 2018.

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