Richie Foley

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Richie Foley
Personal information
Irish name Risteard Ó Foghlú
Sport Hurling
Position Midfield
Born (1987-07-22) 22 July 1987 (age 28)
Waterford, Ireland
Club(s)
Years Club
2004- Abbeyside/Ballinacourty
Colleges(s)
Years College
UCC
College titles
Fitzgibbon titles 1
Inter-county(ies)
Years County
2007-2014 Waterford
Inter-county titles
Munster titles 2
NHL 1

Richard 'Richie' Foley (born 22 July 1987) is an Irish sportsperson. He plays hurling with his local club Abbeyside and with the Waterford senior inter-county team. Foley usually plays at either midfield or in the half-back line.

Career[edit]

Club

Foley has played at all underage levels for his club and has the notable achievement of winning county championships at every single underage grade. He currently plays at midfield for Abbeyside. In 2008, Abbeyside reached the Waterford Senior Hurling Championship Final. However, Abbeyside and Foley went on to lose the final to De La Salle.[1] Foley also plays for the Ballinacourty football club. In 2009 they lost to The Nire in the semi final and 2010 to Stradbally in the final.

College

Foley currently plays with University College Cork in the Fitzgibbon Cup. Foley was part of the team that beat former champions Waterford Institute of Technology to reach the 2009 final.[2] Late that weekend, Foley lined out at wing back as part of the UCC team to win the Fitzgibbon Cup against University of Limerick. Foley had an impressive game, capped by scoring a point from over 80 meters.

Inter-county

Foley has been a member of the Waterford panel since 2007. Although not featured in any matches during 2007, Foley won both the National Hurling League and the Munster Senior Hurling Championship in that year. Foley was part of the Waterford squad which lost the 2008 All-Ireland Hurling Final to Kilkenny.[3]

Championship Appearances[edit]

# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition Match report
1 1 June 2008 Gaelic Grounds, Limerick Clare 0-0 0-23 : 2-26 Munster Quarter-Final Irish Examiner
2 5 July 2008 Croke Park, Dublin Antrim 0-0 6-18 : 0-15 2nd Round Qualifier Irish Independent
3 14 June 2009 Semple Stadium, Thurles Limerick 0-0 0-11 : 1-08 Munster Semi-Final Irish Independent
4 20 June 2009 Semple Stadium, Thurles Limerick 0-0 0-25 : 0-17 Munster Semi-Final Replay RTE Sport
5 12 July 2009 Semple Stadium, Thurles Tipperary 0-1 2-16 : 4-14 Munster Final RTE Sport
6 7 June 2010 Semple Stadium, Thurles Clare 0-0 0-22 : 1-15 Munster Semi-final RTE Sport
7 11 July 2010 Semple Stadium, Thurles Cork 0-0 2-15 : 2-15 Munster Final RTE Sport
8 17 July 2010 Semple Stadium, Thurles Cork 0-1 1-16 : 1-13 Munster Final Replay RTE Sport
9 15 August 2010 Croke Park, Dublin Tipperary 0-1 1-18 : 3-19 All-Ireland Semi-final RTE Sport

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