Liam Rushe

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Liam Rushe
Liam Rushe.jpg
Personal information
Irish name Liam Ó Luachra
Sport Hurling
Position Centre Back
Born (1990-06-18) 18 June 1990 (age 26)
Dublin, Ireland
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Occupation Accountant
Club(s)
Years Club
2007– St Patricks, Palmerstown
Inter-county(ies)
Years County Apps (scores)
2009– Dublin 14 (3-15)
Inter-county titles
Leinster titles 1
NHL 1
All Stars 2

Liam Rushe (born June 18, 1990) is an Irish hurler who currently plays as a centre back for the Dublin senior team.[1]

Rushe made his first appearance for the team during the 2009 championship and has become a regular member of the starting fifteen since then. During that time he has won one Leinster Senior Hurling Championship winner's medal (2013) one National Hurling League winner's medal and has been a runner-up in two Leinster finals.

At club level Rushe plays with St Patricks, Palmerstown. Liam did both his primary and secondary schooling through Irish. He is a fluent Irish speaker and does match commentary work with TG4.

Playing career[edit]

Club[edit]

As a member of the St Patricks, Palmerstown club, the man himself won a county club 'B' championship title in 2008.

Minor and under-21[edit]

Rushe first came to prominence on the inter-county scene in 2007 as a member of the Dublin minor hurling team in 2007. He won a Leinster title that year following a 2-14 to 1-10 defeat of Kilkenny.

By 2010 Rushe had joined the Dublin under-21 hurling team. He won a Leinster title in that grade that year following a 2-15 to 0-15 defeat of Wexford.

Rushe's side retained their provincial title in 2011 following another comprehensive defeat of Wexford. He was named man of the match for his performance in that game 'The Dubs' later played in the All-Ireland final against Galway, however, they were beaten by 3-14 to 1-10.

Senior[edit]

Rushe was just out of the minor grade team when he made his senior championship debut at full-forward in a Leinster quarter-final game against Antrim. 'The Dubs' subsequently qualified for a first Leinster final in eighteen years. A 2-18 to 0-18 score line gave victory to Kilkenny.[2]

After a disappointing championship in 2010, 'the Dubs' qualified for the National Hurling League final in 2011, their first decider in over seventy years. An epic 0-22 to 1-7 defeat of Kilkenny gave Rushe a National League winners' medal.[3] Both sides met again in the Leinster final that day, however, the result was reversed on this occasion. A 4-17 to 1-15 score line gave victory to 'the Cats'.[4] In spite of this defeat Dublin remained in the championship and reached an All-Ireland semi-final against reigning All-Ireland champions Tipperary. Rushe's side gave Tipp an almighty scare, however, the champions narrowly won by 1-19 to 0-18.[5] Rushe finished off the season by winning his very first All-Star award while he was also named All-Stars Young Hurler of the Year.[6]

Honours[edit]

Dublin
St Patrick's Palmerstown
Leinster
Personal

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Profile: Liam Rushe". Hurling statistics website. Retrieved 30 October 2011. 
  2. ^ "RTÉ Sport: Kilkenny 2-18 Dublin 0-18". RTÉ Sport. 5 July 2009. Retrieved 29 October 2011. 
  3. ^ Moran, Seán (2 May 2011). "Landslide win and landmark title for dauntless Dublin". Irish Times. Retrieved 29 October 2011. 
  4. ^ "RTÉ Sport: Kilkenny 4-17 Dublin 1-15". RTÉ Sport. 3 July 2011. Retrieved 5 July 2011. 
  5. ^ "RTÉ Sport: Tipperary 1-19 Dublin 0-18". RTÉ Sport. 14 August 2011. Retrieved 29 October 2011. 
  6. ^ "Shefflin named All Star for 10th time". RTÉ Sport. 21 October 2011. Retrieved 29 October 2011. 
Sporting positions
Preceded by
John McCaffrey
Dublin Senior Hurling Captain
2015-
Succeeded by
Incumbent
Awards
Preceded by
Brendan Maher
(Tipperary)
All Stars Young Hurler of the Year
2011
Succeeded by
Johnny Coen
(Galway)

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