Lee Chin

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Lee Chin
Personal information
Sport Hurling
Position Centre-forward
Born (1992-10-08) 8 October 1992 (age 27)
Wexford, Ireland
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Club(s)
Years Club
2009-present
Faythe Harriers
Club titles
Wexford titles 0
Colleges(s)
Years College
Dublin Institute of Technology
College titles
Fitzgibbon titles 0
Inter-county(ies)*
Years County Apps (scores)
2011-present
Wexford 31 (2-99)
Inter-county titles
Leinster titles 1
All-Irelands 0
NHL 0
All Stars 1
*Inter County team apps and scores correct as of 18:20, 28 July 2019.

Lee Chin (born 8 October 1992) is an Irish hurler who plays for Wexford Senior Championship club Faythe Harriers and at inter-county level with the Wexford senior hurling team.

Playing career[edit]

Faythe Harriers[edit]

Chin joined the Faythe Harriers club at a young age and played in all grades at juvenile and underage levels, enjoying championship success at under-21 level in 2012.[1]

On 14 October 2012, Chin was at left wing-back when Faythe Harriers faced Oulart-the Ballagh in the Wexford Senior Championship final. He ended the game on the losing side following a 2-12 to 0-13 victory for Oulart.[2]

Wexford[edit]

Minor and under-21[edit]

Chin first lined out for Wexford as a member of the minor team during the 2010 Leinster Championship. He made his first appearance on 1 May 2010 when he lined out at centre-back in a 3-21 to 2-17 defeat of Offaly.[3] Chin's minor tenure ended on 26 June when Wexford suffered a 1-16 to 1-15 semi-final defeat by Dublin.

Chin was drafted onto the Wexford under-21 team for the 2011 Leinster Championship. He made his first appearance in that grade on 6 June 2011 when he scored 0-02 from midfield in a 1-19 to 0-10 defeat of Offaly.

Chin was eligible for the minor grade again the following season. On 11 July 2013, he won a Leinster Championship medal after scoring a point from midfield in Wexford's 1-21 to 0-21 defeat of Kilkenny in the final.[4]

Senior[edit]

Chin made his first appearance for the Wexford senior team on 24 February 2013. He lined out at left wing-back in a 2-15 to 0-16 defeat of Carlow in the National League.[5] Chin made his first Leinster Championship on 8 June when he came on as a substitute for Ciarán O'Shaughnessy at midfield in a 1-17 apiece draw with Dublin.[6]

Chin was named GAA/GPA Player of the Month for July 2014.[7]

On 2 July 2017, Chin lined out in his first Leinster final. He was selected at centre-forward but spent much of the game against Galway at midfield. Chin scored four points in the 0-29 to 1-17 defeat.[8]

On 20 January 2018, Chin was named amongst the substitutes when Wexford faced Kilkenny in the Walsh Cup final. He was introduced as a half-time substitute for Jack Guiney and scored a point from play in the 1-24 apiece draw. Wexford won the subsequent free-taking shoot-out, with Chin claiming his first silverware at senior level with Wexford.[9]

Personal life[edit]

Chin was born in Ireland to a Malaysian Chinese father and Irish mother and has spoken out about racial abuse he and his family have received during matches and on the streets.[10][11] Chin is a brand ambassador for iPro Sport, Fulfil Nutrition, and O'Neills.[citation needed]

Career statistics[edit]

As of match played 28 July 2019.
Team Year National League Leinster All-Ireland Total
Division Apps Score Apps Score Apps Score Apps Score
Wexford 2011 Division 1 0 0-00 0 0-00 0 0-00 0 0-00
2012 Division 1B 0 0-00 0 0-00 0 0-00 0 0-00
2013 4 0-01 2 0-00 2 0-00 8 0-01
2014 6 0-01 2 0-02 3 0-05 11 0-08
2015 6 0-03 2 0-00 1 0-00 9 0-03
2016 6 0-06 0 0-00 3 0-08 9 0-14
2017 7 0-20 3 0-13 1 0-03 11 0-36
2018 Division 1A 6 0-30 4 1-09 2 0-08 12 1-47
2019 5 1-06 5 0-44 1 1-07 11 2-57
Total 40 1-67 18 1-68 13 1-31 71 3-166

Honours[edit]

Wexford
Leinster
Individual

References[edit]

  1. ^ "My Club(s) and I: Lee Chin". GAA website. 13 March 2014. Retrieved 5 July 2018.
  2. ^ "Wexford SHC final: four-in-a-row for Oulart". Hogan Stand. 15 October 2012. Retrieved 5 July 2018.
  3. ^ Mac Lochlainn, Rónán (26 June 2010). "Model to make goal-shy Dubs pay at Parnell". The Herald. Retrieved 23 February 2019.
  4. ^ "Wexford need extra time to overcome Cats in U-21 hurling final". Irish Examiner. 10 July 2013. Retrieved 23 February 2019.
  5. ^ "Nolan's red ends Carlow heroics". Irish Independent. 25 February 2013. Retrieved 23 February 2019.
  6. ^ "Leinster SHC: all-square between Model County and Dubs". Hogan Stand. 8 June 2013. Retrieved 23 February 2019.
  7. ^ "O'Donoghue and Chin are Players of the Month for July". Hogan Stand website. 12 August 2014. Retrieved 13 August 2014.
  8. ^ O'Brien, Kevin (2 July 2017). "Conor Cooney masterclass leads Galway past Wexford to their first Leinster title since 2012". The 42. Retrieved 23 February 2019.
  9. ^ Aherne, Alan (27 January 2018). "Fanning hits winner in historic shoot-out". Gorey Guardian. Retrieved 23 February 2019.
  10. ^ http://thestar.ie/about-us/wexford-player-lee-chin-happy-to-speak-out-about-the-racial-abuse-he-suffered-but-he-doesnt-want-an-apology/
  11. ^ https://www.sportsjoe.ie/gaa/ireland-is-so-multi-cultural-now-that-its-normal-to-be-different-88120