|Irish name||Seán Mac Shabhráin|
|Born||1932 (age 84–85)
Bennettsbridge, County Kilkenny
|Height||5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)|
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.
||Kilkenny Senior Hurling Captain