John Carroll (hurler)

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John Carroll
Personal information
Irish name Seán Ó Cearrbhall
Sport Hurling
Position Centre Forward
Born (1978-01-16) 16 January 1978 (age 39)
Dublin, Ireland
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Years Club
Years County Apps (scores)
1997-2007 Tipperary 29 (7-18)
Inter-county titles
Munster titles 1
All-Irelands 1
All Stars 1

John Carroll (born 16 January 1978) is an Irish sportsman. He plays hurling with his local club Roscrea and with the Tipperary senior inter-county team. He usually plays in the half-forward line.

Early life[edit]

John Carroll was born in Dublin, County Tipperary in 1978. He was educated locally and later became a star at club and inter-county hurling.

Playing career[edit]

Carroll plays his club hurling with his native Roscrea with whom he won a North Tipperary Senior Hurling medal in 2004.

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.




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