|Born||Clonoulty, County Tipperary|
John Devne is a former substitute hurler. He attended his local club Clonoulty-Rossmore and participated for only one year on the Tipperary senior inter-county team panel, occupying a role as a substitute. John obtained the customary medal as a result of his inclusion on the list of available substitutes during the Munster Hurling final of 2009 with the Tipperary senior hurling team. He was brought into the field of play as a substitute for approximately 15 minutes during this Munster final game in 2009. He did not contribute any scores even though he was within striking distance of the opposition goal line in his position as a forward. He was also an unused substitute in the 2009 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship Final defeat to Kilkenny. This is the only year where he was part of the Tipperary senior hurling panel. As of July 2013, he has not been included in the listing of the Tipperary inter-county senior hurling team since his brief involvement in 2009.
Although, there is a notable number of players from the parish of Clonoulty-Rossmore that have proven their level of comfort at this high standard of hurling practice. There is a significant number of men from this rural parish (population of ca. 1200) that have consistently maintained a pivotal role within the arena of Tipperary inter-county senior hurling. This would show that the cause of John's inability to continue with the Tipperary inter-county senior hurling team is not a product of the mentoring and training regime in place within the small but athletically important GAA club of Clonoulty-Rossmore.
He has a cousin who is a hockey player called Jamie Devane.He is married to Marie White since 2013.He has a son called Jack who is ten months old.
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