Pauric Mahony

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Pauric Mahony
Personal information
Irish name Pádraic Ó Mathúna
Sport Hurling
Position Centre Forward
Born (1992-05-11) 11 May 1992 (age 24)
Waterford, Ireland
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Occupation Student
Years Club
2009- Ballygunner
Club titles
Waterford titles 2
Years College
Waterford IT
College titles
Fitzgibbon titles 1
Years County Apps (scores)
2011- Waterford 12 (0-75)
Inter-county titles

Pauric "Paudie" Mahony (born 11 May 1992) is an Irish hurler who currently plays as a right wing-forward for the Waterford senior team.[1]

Mahony made his Waterford debut during the 2011 and immediately became a regular member of the starting fifteen. A Munster medalist in the minor grade, Mahony has yet to claim any silverware at senior level.

At club level Mahony is a two-time county club championship medalist with Ballygunner.

Playing career[edit]


Mahony's early hurling career was nurtured at De La Salle College Waterford. Here he won a set of Dr. Harty Cup and All-Ireland winners' medals in 2008.


Mahoney is currently[when?] studying at University College Cork. He won a Fitzgibbon Cup medal in 2012 following a victory over the Cork Institute of Technology.[2]


Mahony has played with Ballygunner since an early age.

Following several impressive performances in the intermediate grade during the 2009 season, Mahony was promoted to the senior team and immediately broke onto the starting team. He played a key role in Ballygunner's 1-17 to 0-19 defeat of Lismore in a replay of the county championship decider.[3]

Ballygunner surrendered their championship title to De La Salle the following year, however, in 2011 Mahony lined out in a third consecutive championship decider. A 1-19 to 0-6 defeat of Tallow gave Mahony a second county club championship medal.[4]


Mahony's inter-county career began as a member of the Waterford minor hurling team. He won a Munster medal in this grade in 2009 as Waterford defeated Tipperary by 0-18 to 1-13.[5]

In 2011 Mahony made his senior debut in a National Hurling League game against Dublin. He was later included in Waterford's championship starting fifteen and made his championship debut against Limerick in a Munster semi-final. Although his debut season ended without any silverware, Mahony ended the year as an All-Star nominee.

Mahony won his first National Hurling League title with Waterford in 2015 after a 1-24 to 0-17 win against Cork in the final on 3 May. On 9 May 2015, Mahony suffered a broken shin bone playing for Ballygunner that will rule him out of action for the rest of the year.[6]


Mahony has also lined out with Munster in the inter-provincial series of games. He played with the provincial selection in 2012, however, he has yet to win a medal.[7]

Personal life[edit]

Mahony is nephew to former inter county hurler Billy O'Sullivan and current Waterford hurler Shane O'Sullivan. His brother Philip Mahony is currently also a panel member on the Waterford senior hurling team.



De La Salle College
University College Cork


  • Waterford Young Hurler of The Year (1): 2010


  1. ^ "Mahony comeback gives Déise final lift". Irish Examiner. 5 July 2012. Retrieved 3 August 2012. 
  2. ^ "UCC dig deep for extra-time victory". Irish Examiner. 3 March 2012. Retrieved 8 August 2012. 
  3. ^ "Flynn fires Gunners to glory". Irish Independent. 17 October 2009. Retrieved 7 August 2012. 
  4. ^ "Ballygunner stroll to 12th title". Hogan Stand website. 17 October 2011. Retrieved 8 August 2012. 
  5. ^ Dundon, Noel (13 July 2009). "Munster Minor Hurling Final Tipp Outclassed by Slick Waterford Waterford 0-18 Tipperary 1-13". Tipperary Star. Retrieved 8 August 2012. 
  6. ^ "I think he was on the table for four or five hours' – Mahony starts broken shin recovery". The 42. 14 May 2015. Retrieved 27 May 2015. 
  7. ^ "Railway Cup Hurling". Munster GAA website. Retrieved 8 August 2012.