Philip Maher

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Philip Maher
Personal information
Sport Hurling
Position Full-back
Born 14 December 1979
Borrisoleigh, County Tipperary
Height 6'2"
Nickname Philly,
Years Club
Years County Apps (scores)
2000-2007 Tipperary 25 (0-0)
Inter-county titles
Munster titles 1
All-Irelands 1
All Stars 1

Philip Maher (born 14 December 1979) is an Irish sportsperson. He plays in the full-back position on the Tipperary senior hurling team.[1]

Club career[edit]

Philip Maher was born in Borrisoleigh, County Tipperary in 1979. He showed great skill as a hurler in his youth and quickly started playing with his local club in Borrisoleigh, before he was spotted by the Tipperary inter-county selectors.

Playing career[edit]


Maher plays his club hurling with the famous Borrisoleigh club in Tipperary.


By the late 1990s Maher had made his debut with the Tipperary minor hurling team. He won a Munster minor hurling medal in 1997 and quickly moved on to the inter-county under-21 team. On that team he won another Munster title, however, All-Ireland success still eluded him. In 2000 Maher made his senior debut for Tipperary in a Munster Championship game against Waterford.[2] The following year he won his first National Hurling League medal before later winning a Munster title. The year was rounded off when Maher won his first All-Ireland medal following a victory over Galway. His performance in the championship earned him his first All-Star award.[2] The subsequent few years proved frustrating for Maher as Tipp failed to win any further Munster of All-Ireland titles.


  1. ^ Maher named in Tipperary line-up,RTÉ Sport (May 30, 2006)
  2. ^ a b Maher is a doubt for the Premier, RTÉ Sport, May 26, 2006 ("the 2001 All Star"; "made his championship debut against Waterford in 2000")