Stephen Lucey

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Stephen Lucey
Personal information
Irish name Stiofán Ó Luasaigh
Sport Dual player
Football Position: Centre-back
Hurling Position: Full-back
Born (1980-06-05) June 5, 1980 (age 36)
Croom, County Limerick
Height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Club(s)
Years Club
1998-present Croom
Club titles
  Football Hurling
Limerick titles 1 (UCD) 0
Inter-county(ies)
Years County
1999-2009-2011-2015
2000-2015
Limerick (H)
Limerick (F)
Inter-county titles
  Football Hurling
Munster Titles 1 2
All-Ireland Titles 0 2
League titles 1 1
All-Stars 0 0

Stephen Lucey (born 1980 in Croom, County Limerick) is a former Irish sportsperson. He plays hurling with his local club Croom[1] and was with the Limerick senior inter-county team. He also played football with Limerick.[2]

Playing career[edit]

Club[edit]

Lucey plays his club hurling with his local Croom club and has enjoyed some success. He also played with UCD during his college days.

Inter-county[edit]

Lucey first came to prominence on the inter-county scene as a member of the Limerick under-21 team. He won a Munster title at this level in 2000 before later collecting an All-Ireland medal following a victory over Galway. The following year Lucey won a second set of Munster and All-Ireland under-21 honours, as LImerick completed the second leg of a three-in-a-row. By this stage he had already joined the county senior team, however, Limerick's hurling fortunes were about to take a dramatic downturn. Following the county's victory over Cork in the Munster Championship in 2001 Limerick failed to win a game in the province until their 2007 Munster semi-final victory over Tipperary. This was achieved following a three-game saga, however, Lucey's side later lost the Munster final to Waterford. Limerick later gained revenge by defeating 'the Decies' in the subsequent All-Ireland semi-final, setting up an All-Ireland final meeting with Kilkenny on 2 September 2007.In 2009 Lucey, along with 11 others, was dropped from the hurling squad thus ending his 9 year career. In early 2011 Lucey was recalled to the hurling panel after new Dónal O'Grady was appointed as manager.

Football[edit]

Lucey won a Munster Under-21 Football Championship in 2000 [3] and played in the All Ireland final only to lose out to Tyrone in the final. He won 2 Munster Under-21 Hurling Championship in 2000 and 2001.[4] He played in two Munster Senior Football Championship final only to lose out to Kerry both times. He made a return to the football panel in 2009 and played in another Munster Senior Football Championship final but lost out to Cork by a point. The following year Lucey's bad luck went on as Limerick were once again beaten this time by Kerry in the Munster Final.

Honours[edit]

Hurling

Football

Awards

References[edit]

  1. ^ "History". Retrieved 2009-03-04. 
  2. ^ Fintan O’Toole and Brendan O’Brien (12 February 2009). "Doherty shuffles Donegal pack February 12, 2009". Irish Examiner. Retrieved 2009-03-04. 
  3. ^ "Under 21 Football - Munster Final Winning Teams (1962 - 2008)". Archived from the original on July 19, 2008. Retrieved 2009-03-04. 
  4. ^ "Under 21 Hurling - Munster Final Winning Teams (1964 - 2008)". Archived from the original on July 19, 2008. 

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