Jack Harding (hurler)

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Jack Harding
Personal information
Irish name Seán Hairdín
Sport Hurling
Position Full-forward
Born (1933-06-23) 23 June 1933 (age 83)
Curracloe, County Wexford, Ireland
Occupation Farmer
Club(s)
Years Club
Shelmaliers
Club titles
Wexford titles 0
Inter-county(ies)
Years County
1959-1960 Wexford
Inter-county titles
Leinster titles 1
All-Irelands 1
NHL 0

John "Jack" Harding (born 23 June 1933) is an Irish retired hurler who played as a full-forward for the Wexford senior teams.[1]

Harding made his first appearance for the team during the 1959-60 National League and was a regular member of the starting fifteen for just one season until after the 1960 championship. During that time he won one All-Ireland medal and one Leinster medal.[2][3]

At club level Harding played with Shelmaliers.

Playing career[edit]

Club[edit]

Harding played his club hurling with Shelmaliers and enjoyed some success during a lengthy career.

He won two county junior championship medals as Shels triumphed in 1954 and 1966.[4]

Inter-county[edit]

In 1960 Wexford were back in the provincial decider. A narrow 3-10 to 2-11 defeat of Kilkenny gave Rackard his fifth Leinster medal. The All-Ireland decider saw Tipperary provide the opposition. A pitch invasion at the end resulted in much confusion, however, goals by Mick Hassett and Oliver McGrath gave Wexford a merited 2-15 to 0-11 victory. It was Rackard's third All-Ireland medal.

Honours[edit]

Team[edit]

Shelmaliers
  • Wexford Junior Hurling Championship (2): 1954, 1966
Wexford

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Harding, Jack". Wexford County Council website. Retrieved 7 April 2013. 
  2. ^ "Wexford hurling and football profile". Hogan Stand website. Retrieved 7 April 2013. 
  3. ^ "Leinster Senior Hurling Championship Finalists" (PDF). Leinster GAA website. Retrieved 7 April 2013. 
  4. ^ "A Brief History of the Shelmalier GAA Club.". Shelmaliers GAA website. 9 June 2007. Retrieved 7 April 2013.