Jim Barry

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Jim 'Tough' Barry (c.1891-1967) was an Irish hurling trainer. In a managerial career that lasted for forty years from 1926 until 1966 he guided the Cork senior inter-county team to twelve All-Ireland titles. An amateur boxer and swimmer in his youth Barry is credited with bringing a forward-thinking and holistic approach to preparing players. A tailor by profession, he visited workplaces to talk to employers on behalf of his players, demanded proper meals for his squads after matches, and was renowned for his ability to have them perfectly pitched for the biggest games.[1]