Flor Coffey

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Flor Coffey
Personal information
Irish name Flaithrí Ó Cofaigh
Sport Hurling
Position Centre-back
Born 1920
Boherlahen, County Tipperary, Ireland
Died 25 April 2014 (aged 93)
Thurles, County Tipperary, Ireland
Height 5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Nickname None
Occupation Weighmaster
Club(s)
Years Club
Boherlahan-Dualla
Thurles Sarsfields
Club titles
Tipperary titles 2
Inter-county(ies)
Years County
1943-1953 Tipperary
Inter-county titles
Munster titles 1
All-Irelands 2
NHL 1

Florence "Flor" Coffey (1920 - 25 April 2014) was an Irish hurler who played as a centre-back for the Tipperary senior team.[1]

Born in Boherlahen, County Tipperary, Coffey first arrived on the inter-county scene at the age of seventeen when he first linked up with the Tipperary minor team before later joining the junior side. He made his senior debut during the 1943 championship. Coffey immediately became a regular member of the team and won two All-Ireland medals, one Munster medal and one National Hurling League medal.

As a member of the Munster inter-provincial team on a number of occasions, Coffey won one Railway Cup medal as a non-playing substitute. At club level he was a two-time Connacht medallist, firstly with Boherlahan-Dualla and later with Thurles Sarsfields.

Coffey retired from inter-county hurling following the conclusion of the 1953 championship.

Honours[edit]

Player[edit]

Boherlahan-Dualla
Thurles Sarsfields
Tipperary
Munster

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Tipp great laid to rest". Hogan Stand. 28 April 2014. Retrieved 1 March 2015.