Seán Silke

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Seán Silke
Personal information
Irish name Seán Ó Síoda
Sport Hurling
Position Centre-back
Born (1950-09-27) 27 September 1950 (age 66)
Meelick, County Galway, Ireland
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Occupation Personnel officer
Years Club
Club titles
Galway titles 0
Years County Apps (scores)
1972-1984 Galway 27 (0-00)
Inter-county titles
All-Irelands 1
All Stars 2
*Inter County team apps and scores correct as of 21:05, 4 February 2014.

Seán Silke (born 27 September 1950) is an Irish retired hurler who played as a centre-back for the Galway senior team.[1][2][3]

Born in Meelick, County Galway, Silke first played competitive hurling in his youth. He made his first impression on the inter-county scene when he made his senior debut during the 1971-72 National Hurling League. Silke went on to play a key role for Galway for over a decade, and won one All-Ireland medal and one National Hurling League medal. He was an All-Ireland runner-up on three occasions.

As a member of the Connacht inter-provincial team at various times throughout his career, Silke won two Railway Cup medal. At club level he played with Meelick-Eyrecourt, winning junior and intermediate championship medals.

With St. Patrick's College, Maynooth, Silke won two Fitzgibbon Cup medals, the only time the college has been successful in the competition.

Throughout his career Silke made 27 championship appearances for Galway. His retirement came following the conclusion of the 1984 championship.

Silke is widely regarded as one of Galway's greatest-ever hurlers. He has often been voted onto teams made up of the sport's greats, including at centre-back on the Galway Hurling Team of the Millennium and on the Fitzgibbon Cup Team of the Century.[4]

In retirement from playing, Silke became involved in team management and coaching. He has served as a selector with the Galway senior team, as well as manager of the Galway junior team and the Ireland hurling-shinty team.



St Patrick's College, Maynooth






  1. ^ "Seán Silke". Hurling Stats website. Retrieved 4 February 2014. 
  2. ^ "The men who changed the face of Galway hurling". Irish Independent. 7 September 2005. Retrieved 27 January 2014. 
  3. ^ "Galway's Smooth Seán Silke". Hogan Stand website. 2 September 1994. Retrieved 4 February 2014. 
  4. ^ "Three Galway players on the Fitzgibbon Cup team of the century". Galway Advertiser. 2 February 2012. Retrieved 1 February 2014.