Jimmy O'Connell (hurler)

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Jimmy O'Connell
Personal information
Irish name Séamus Ó Conaill
Sport Hurling
Position Goalkeeper
Born 1908
Kilkenny, Ireland
Occupation Publican
Years Club
1933-1945 Dicksboro
Club titles
Kilkenny titles 0
Years County
1932-1941 Kilkenny
Inter-county titles
Leinster titles 4
All-Irelands 3

James "Jimmy" O'Connell (born 1908) was an Irish hurler who played as a goalkeeper for the Kilkenny senior team from 1932 until 1941.[1]

Born in Kilkenny, O'Connell first played competitive hurling during his schooling at Terenure College. He arrived on the inter-county scene at the age of twenty-four when he first linked up with the Kilkenny senior team. After a year as a substitute he made his debut in the 1932 championship. During his career O'Connell won three All-Ireland medals and five Leinster medals.[2][3] He was an All-Ireland runner-up on two occasions.

O'Connell also represented the Leinster inter-provincial team at various times, winning two Railway Cup medals. At club level he enjoyed a lengthy career with Dicksboro.

His retirement came following Kilkenny's defeat by Dublin in the 1941 championship.





  1. ^ "Jimmy O'Connell". Dicksboro GAA website. Retrieved 24 October 2011. 
  2. ^ "Kilkenny GAA profile". Hogan Stand website. Retrieved 26 June 2014. 
  3. ^ "Leinster Senior Hurling Finalists" (PDF). Leinster GAA website. Retrieved 26 June 2014.