|Irish name||Cathal Bairéid|
21 July 1993|
Holycross, County Tipperary, Ireland
|Height||5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)|
|Limerick Institute of Technology|
|*Inter County team apps and scores correct as of 21:21, 18 November 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.
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.
Limerick Institute of Technology
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.
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.
Minor and under-21
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.
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.
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. 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.
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. 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.
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.
Barrett was added to the Tipperary senior team in advance of the 2014 National League. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. He ended the season by being named Young Hurler of the Year.
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. Barrett ended the season by receiving a second successive All-Star nomination.
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. 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. Barrett ended the season by being named in the right corner-back position on the All-Star team.
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. On 30 May 2017, it emerged that he had been dropped from the Tipperary senior hurling panel for an "internal issue". 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.
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. 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. 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.
On 18 August 2019, Barrett was selected at right corner-back when Tipperary faced Kilkenny in the All-Ireland final. He became embroiled in one of the major talking points of the game when Richie Hogan was red-carded after a head-high tackle on Barrett. He ended the game with a second All-Ireland winners' medal following the 3-25 to 0-20 victory. Barrett ended the season by being named in the left corner-back position on the All-Star team.
- As of match played 18 August 2019.
- All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship (2): 2016, 2019
- Munster Senior Hurling Championship (2):2015, 2016
- Waterford Crystal Cup: (1): 2014
- All Stars Young Hurler of the Year: 2014
- All Star Award (2): 2016, 2019
- The Sunday Game Team of the Year (4): 2014, 2015, 2016, 2019
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- "All-Star defender Cathal Barrett dropped from Tipperary panel". The 42. 30 May 2017. Retrieved 31 May 2017.
- "All-Star Cathal Barrett dropped from Tipperary hurling panel as players gather". Irish Independent. 30 May 2017. Retrieved 31 May 2017.
- "All-Star hurler and his brother guilty of assault on barman after drinking spree". Irish Independent. 18 October 2018. Retrieved 18 October 2018.
- Keys, Colm (20 October 2017). "All Star defender Barrett returns to Tipperary hurling squad". Irish Independent. Retrieved 20 October 2017.
- McGoldrick, Seán (8 April 2018). "Kilkenny whirlwind blows Tipperary away as Brian Cody claims ninth league title". Irish Independent. Retrieved 12 June 2019.
- 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.
- "'It's a head-high tackle so it must be a red' - Cathal Barrett weighs in on controversial Richie Hogan red card". Irish Independent. 19 August 2019. Retrieved 18 November 2019.
- McGoldrick, Seán (18 August 2019). "Tipperary are All-Ireland champions as Liam Sheedy's men see off 14-man Kilkenny in Croke Park". Irish Independent. Retrieved 16 November 2019.
- O'Toole, Fintan (26 September 2019). "11 players from Tipperary as 8 counties feature in 2019 All-Star hurling nominations". The 42. Retrieved 26 September 2019.
- Cathal Barrett profile at the Tipperary GAA website