Tom Feeney (hurler)
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|Irish name||Tomás Ó Fiannaí|
Ballyduff, County Waterford, Ireland
|Height||6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)|
|*Inter County team apps and scores correct as of 19:03, 3 November 2012.|
Feeney joined the team during the 1993-94 National League and was a regular member of the starting fifteen until his retirement after the 2008 championship. During that time he won one Munster winners' medal. Feeney ended up as an All-Ireland runner-up on one occasion.
Feeney played his club hurling with the Ballyduff Upper club in Waterford.
Feeney first came to prominence on the inter-county scene as a member of the Waterford minor hurling team. In 1992 he won a Munster medal in that grade following a two-game series with Tipperary. Waterford later qualified for the All-Ireland final, but Galway had a 1-13 to 2-4 victory.
In 2002 Waterford reached the Munster final. Feeney collected a Munster medal that year as Waterford beat Tipperary by 2-23 to 3-12. It was their first provincial win in thirty-nine years. Waterford's championship came to an end in the All-Ireland semi-final.
Feeney was a regular at full-back by this stage, however, he missed out on Waterford's Munster triumph in 2004 and their National League success in 2007.[tone]
2008 began poorly for Waterford as the team lost their opening game to Clare as well as their manager Justin McCarthy. In spite of this start, Feeney's side reached the All-Ireland final for the first time in forty-five years. Kilkenny provided the opposition and went on to defeat Waterford by 3-30 to 1-13 to claim a third All-Ireland title in-a-row. Following this defeat, Feeney retired from his inter-county career.
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- "Feeney transfers back to home club". Hogan Stand website. 6 December 2005. Retrieved 3 November 2012.
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- Breheny, Martin (1 July 2002). "Waterford wonders whip Tipp with awesome display". Irish Independent. Retrieved 2 August 2012.
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- "Two more Deise players retire". Hogan Stand website. 15 November 2008. Retrieved 3 November 2012.