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)
Years Club
1998-present Croom
Club titles
  Football Hurling
Limerick titles 1 (UCD) 0
Years County
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]


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


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.


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.






  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.