Liam Dowling

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Liam Dowling
Personal information
Irish name Liam Ó Dualaing
Sport Hurling
Position Full-forward
Born 25 January 1931
Castlemartyr, County Cork, Ireland
Died 20 November 1996
Cork, Ireland
Height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Years Club
Club titles
Cork titles 1
Years County Apps (scores)
Cork 11 (9-05)
Inter-county titles
Munster titles 2
All-Irelands 2

Liam Dowling (25 January 1931 – 20 November 1996) was an Irish former hurler who played as a full-forward for the Cork senior team.[1]

Dowling made his first appearance for the team during the 1952 championship and was a regular member of the starting fifteen at various intervals for much of the next decade. During that time he won two All-Ireland medals, two Munster medals and one National Hurling League medal.

At club level Dowling is a county senior championship medalist with Sarsfields. He also played with Castlemartyr.

Playing career[edit]


Dowling began his club hurling career with his local Castlemartyr club.[2]

In 1951 he won his first county junior championship with the club following a 6-5 to 2-7 defeat of Cloughduv.[citation needed]

Dowling won further divisional titles with the club before moving to the Sarsfields club in the mid-fifties. 'Sars' secured the county senior championship in 1957.[citation needed]

The 1960s saw Dowling switch his club allegiance back to Castlemartyr once again. He won a second county junior championship with the club in 1964, as Cloughduv were accounted for once again.[citation needed]


Dowling first came to prominence with the Cork senior hurlers in the early 1950s. He won his first Munster title as a full-forward in 1952. Dowling later collected his first All-Ireland medal following a victory over Dublin in the championship decider. Cork continued their winning ways in 1953 with Dowling adding a National Hurling League medal to his collection. He later collected his second Munster title before later winning a second All-Ireland medal, following Cork’s defeat of Galway in one of the dirtiest All-Ireland finals ever.


  1. ^ "Castlemartyr Roll of Honour". East Cork GAA website. Retrieved 19 March 2012.
  2. ^ "History of Castlemartyr GAA". Castlemartyr GAA website. Retrieved 19 March 2012.