Johnny McGovern

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Johnny McGovern
Personal information
Irish name Seán Mac Shabhráin
Sport Hurling
Position Left wing-back
Born 1932 (age 84–85)
Bennettsbridge, County Kilkenny
Height 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
Years Club
1950-1971 Bennettsbridge
Club titles
Kilkenny titles 11
Years County
1952-1963 Kilkenny
Inter-county titles
Leinster titles 5
All-Irelands 2

Johnny McGovern (born 1933) is an Irish retired hurler who played as a left wing-back for the Kilkenny senior team.

McGovern made his first appearance for the team during the 1952 championship and became a regular player over the next decade until his retirement after the 1963 championship. During that time he won two All-Ireland medals and five Leinstermedals.[1][2]

At club level McGovern played with the Bennesttsbridge club, winning eleven county club championship medals in a career that spanned more than twenty years.


  1. ^ "County profile: Kilkenny". Hogan Stand. Retrieved 13 November 2011. 
  2. ^ "Leinster Senior Hurling Finalists" (PDF). Leinster GAA. Retrieved 13 May 2012. 
Sporting positions
Preceded by
Kilkenny Senior Hurling Captain
Succeeded by