Paudie O'Sullivan

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Paudie O'Sullivan
Personal information
Irish name Pádraig Ó Súilleabháin
Sport Hurling
Position Full-forward
Born (1988-11-28) 28 November 1988 (age 31)
Cork, Ireland
Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11 in)
Nickname Pebbles
Occupation Electrician
Club(s)*
Years Club Apps (scores)
2004-present
2015-present
Cloyne
Imokilly
36 (15-141)
24 (15-74)
Club titles
Cork titles 3
Inter-county(ies)**
Years County Apps (scores)
2007-2016
Cork 26 (6-30)
Inter-county titles
Munster titles 1
All-Irelands 0
NHL 0
All Stars 0
* club appearances and scores correct as of 20:29, 20 October 2019.
**Inter County team apps and scores correct as of 23:40, 15 January 2019.

Paudie O'Sullivan (born 28 November 1988) is an Irish hurler who plays for Cork Premier Championship club Cloyne and Cork Senior Championship division Imokilly. He usually plays as a full-forward. O'Sullivan is a former member of the Cork senior hurling team.

O'Sullivan's brother, Diarmuid, is a three-time All-Ireland medalist with Cork, while his father, Jerry, has filled a number of important administrative roles with the Cork County Board and the Munster Council.[1]

Playing career[edit]

Midleton CBS[edit]

O'Sullivan played in all grades of hurling with Midleton CBS Secondary School before progressing onto the college's senior team. On 12 March 2006, he scored a point from centre-back when Midelton CBS defeated St. Flannan's College from Ennis by 2-08 to 0-12 to win the Harty Cup.[2]

Cloyne[edit]

O'Sullivan plays his club hurling and Gaelic football with Cloyne and has enjoyed some success.

In 2004 he was just fifteen years-old when he made his debut with the club's senior team. The following three years proved difficult for Cloyne as the club became the first team in over sixty years to lose three successive senior championship deciders.[3][4][5] In spite of these defeats O'Sullivan was regularly one of the top scorers in the championship.

After capturing three successive divisional junior football championship medals between 2008 and 2010, O'Sullivan's side reached the county decider at the third attempt. A narrow 0-10 to 0-9 defeat of White's Cross gave him a championship medal.

Imokilly[edit]

O' Sullivan also played with the Imokilly division. He won Cork Senior Hurling Championship titles in 2017, 2018, 2019.

Cork[edit]

Minor and under-21[edit]

O'Sullivan was sixteen-years-old when he first played for Cork as a member of the minor team on 1 April 2005. He scored two goals on his debut in a 4-28 to 0-01 Munster Championship defeat of Kerry. O'Sullivan was later switched from the forwards to centre-back and won a Munster Championship medal on 26 June after a 2-18 to 1-12 defeat of Limerick in the final.[6]

On 25 June 2006, O'Sullivan scored a point from left wing-back when Cork defeated Tipperary by 2-20 to 1-15 to win a second successive Munster Championship title.[7]

O'Sullivan subsequently progressed onto the Cork under-21 team. He made his first appearance on 20 July 2008 in a 1-20 to 1-11 defeat by Clare in the Munster Championship.[8] His tenure in the under-21 grade ended without silverware following a 2-22 to 0-25 defeat by Tipperary on 3 June 2009.

Senior[edit]

O'Sullivan made his first appearance for the Cork senior hurling team on 18 February 2007 in a 1-21 to 0-14 National Hurling League defeat of Offaly.[9] On 11 May, a scan revealed that O'Sullivan had ruptured a cruciate ligament and was ruled out for the rest of the season.[10]

O'Sullivan returned to the Cork senior panel during the 2008 National League before making his first Munster Championship appearance on 8 June 2008 in a 1-19 to 1-13 defeat by Tipperary.[11]

Two months before Cork's opening championship game in 2013, O'Sullivan suffered a serious leg break in a club match which ruled him out for the rest of the season.[12] After a fourteen-month lay-off O'Sullivan returned to inter-county action. He was introduced as a second half substitute and scored a point inside ten seconds in Cork's 0-28 to 0-14 Munster quarter-final replay defeat of Waterford. O'Sullivan later made a similar cameo appearance during the provincial decider. A personal tally of 1-1, together with a goal from Séamus Harnedy, gave Cork a 2-24 to 0-24 victory over Limerick. It was O'Sullivan's first Munster medal.[13][14][15]

Munster[edit]

O'Sullivan also had the honour of being picked for Munster in the inter-provincial series of games. He won an Interprovincial Championship medal in 2013 as Munster defeated Connacht by 1-22 to 0-15.[16]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of match played 2 August 2019.
Team Year Cork SHC
Apps Score
Cloyne 2004 5 2-10
2005 5 3-19
2006 5 4-25
2007
2008 4 1-19
2009 3 0-09
2010 4 2-17
2011 6 1-33
2012 4 2-09
Total 36 15-141
Year Cork PIHC
Apps Score
2013
2014 4 0-11
2015 4 1-12
2016 5 1-15
2017 4 0-21
2018 2 1-05
2019 2 0-04
Total 21 3-68
Career total 57 18-209

Division[edit]

As of match played 20 October 2019.
Team Year Cork SHC
Apps Score
Imokilly 2015 4 1-23
2016 4 3-15
2017 7 3-18
2018 4 7-09
2019 5 1-09
Career total 24 15-74

Inter-county[edit]

Team Year National League Munster All-Ireland Total
Division Apps Score Apps Score Apps Score Apps Score
Cork 2007 Division 1A 2 0-01 2 0-01
2008 1 0-04 1 0-01 1 0-00 3 0-05
2009 Division 1 3 1-00 1 0-00 0 0-00 4 1-00
2010 5 0-03 4 1-04 2 0-03 11 1-10
2011 7 0-08 1 0-01 3 4-05 11 4-14
2012 Division 1A 7 3-06 1 0-03 4 0-07 12 3-16
2013 6 1-06 6 1-06
2014 Division 1B 3 1-04 1 0-00 4 1-04
2015 Division 1A 6 4-03 1 0-00 3 0-02 10 4-05
2016 5 1-02 5 1-02
Total 42 10-33 12 2-13 14 4-17 68 15-63

Inter-provincial[edit]

Team Year Railway Cup
Apps Score
Munster 2013 2 2-04
Total 2 2-04

Honours[edit]

Midleton CBS
Cloyne
Imokilly
Cork
Munster

References[edit]

  1. ^ Crowe, Dermot (31 October 2004). "Brothers born to hurl". Irish Independent. Retrieved 24 April 2013.
  2. ^ "Flannan's shocked as Midleton take Harty Cup". Irish Independent. 13 March 2006. Retrieved 24 April 2013.
  3. ^ "Piarsaigh storm to Cork title". Irish Examiner. 1 November 2004. Archived from the original on 7 January 2005. Retrieved 13 May 2009.
  4. ^ "No stopping Newtown's charge". Irish Examiner. 17 October 2005. Retrieved 13 May 2009.[permanent dead link]
  5. ^ "Paradise regained for Erin's Own". Irish Examiner. 23 October 2006. Archived from the original on 19 July 2012. Retrieved 13 May 2009.
  6. ^ "Cronin's accuracy guides Cork to 30th minor title". Irish Independent. 27 June 2005. Retrieved 24 April 2013.
  7. ^ "Cork show their mettle when push comes to shove". Irish Times. 26 June 2006. Retrieved 24 April 2013.
  8. ^ "Brilliant Banner stun the Rebel young guns". Irish Examiner. 22 July 2008. Retrieved 16 January 2018.
  9. ^ "Winning start for McCarthy". Irish Examiner. 19 February 2007. Retrieved 18 July 2014.
  10. ^ Moynihan, Michael (12 May 2007). "O'Sullivan cruciate blow for Cork hurlers". Irish Examiner. Retrieved 18 July 2014.
  11. ^ "Canty and O'Sullivan to debut for Rebels". Breaking News website. 4 June 2008. Retrieved 24 April 2013.
  12. ^ Cahill, Jackie (24 April 2013). "Rebels reeling as injury set to end O'Sullivan's season". Irish Independent. Retrieved 24 April 2013.
  13. ^ Clerkin, Malachy (15 July 2014). "Paudie O'Sullivan finds Munster glory at end of lonely road back from injury". Irish Times. Retrieved 18 July 2014.
  14. ^ Cormican, Eoghan (15 July 2014). "Rebel redemption tastes so sweet for O'Sullivan". Irish Examiner. Retrieved 18 July 2014.
  15. ^ Hogan, Vincent (15 July 2014). "O'Sullivan hopes dark days behind him after 'dream' Rebels cameo". Irish Independent. Retrieved 18 July 2014.
  16. ^ "Munster too strong for Connacht". Irish Examiner. 3 March 2013. Retrieved 24 April 2013.

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