John Carroll (hurler)
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|Irish name||Seán Ó Cearrbhall|
16 January 1978 |
|Height||1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)|
Carroll first tasted inter-county success when he captained the Tipperary Under-16 team to the 'Nenagh Co-Op All-Ireland' title in 1994. Since then he has played for Tipperary at minor and Under-21 level, winning an All-Ireland minor medal in 1996 and a Munster Under-21 medal in 1999. Carroll made his competitive debut for the Tipperary senior hurlers in the 1997 National League semi-final against Galway.
Carroll made his Championship debut against Waterford in the Munster Championship in 2000. He won his first All-Star that year. 2001 proved to be a good year for Carroll as a hurler. He was a key member of the panel when Tipp won the National League, the Munster Championship and the All-Ireland Championship. Carroll also won a Railway Cup medal with Munster in 2001.
Carroll was one of the most versatile players on the Tipperary team. Although his best position is centre-back, he played as a full back when he made his debut in 1997. Similarly, he has won an All-Star award at wing-back while playing in the centre-forward position the following year. Carroll has also played Gaelic football with the Tipperary senior team. Coached Colt GAA club, Co. Laois successfully in 2008/09 and 2009/10 keeping them in the club Senior hurling ranks.
- Munster Minor Hurling Championship (1): 1996
- All-Ireland Minor Hurling Championship (1): 1996
- Munster Under-21 Hurling Championship (1): 1999
- Munster Senior Hurling Championship (1): 2001
- National Hurling League (1): 2001
- All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship (1): 2001
- Railway Cup (1): 2001