John T. Power

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John T. Power
Personal information
Irish name Seán T. de Paor
Sport Hurling
Position Goalkeeper
Born 14 April 1883
Piltown, County Kilkenny, Ireland
Died 1 February 1982 (aged 98)
Kilkenny, Ireland
Occupation Farmer
Club(s)
Years Club
1900s-1920s
Piltown / Mooncoin
Club titles
Kilkenny titles 2
Inter-county(ies)
Years County
1907-1925
Kilkenny
Inter-county titles
Leinster titles 6
All-Irelands 4

John T. Power (14 April 1883 – 1 February 1982) was an Irish hurler who played as a goalkeeper for the Kilkenny senior team.[1]

Power made his first appearance for the team during the 1907 championship and was a regular member of the starting fifteen for well over a decade. He made his final appearance when he was recalled briefly for the 1925 championship. During that time Power won four All-Ireland medals and six Leinster medals. He also won a Railway Shield medal with Leinster.

At club level Power played with Piltown, however, it was with Mooncoin that he won two county championship medals.

Following the death of Larry Flaherty in 1979, Power became the oldest living All-Ireland medal winner. His lifetime spanned the entire history of the Gaelic Athletic Association.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Club History: Piltown GAA Club". Piltown GAA website. Retrieved 22 March 2012.