Tom Feeney (hurler)

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Tom Feeney
Personal information
Irish name Tomás Ó Fiannaí
Sport Hurling
Position Full-back
Born 1974
Ballyduff, County Waterford, Ireland
Height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Occupation EMC employee
Club(s)
Years Club
Ballyduff Upper
Sarsfield's
Club titles
Waterford titles 1
Inter-county(ies)*
Years County Apps (scores)
1993-2008 Waterford 36 (0-00)
Inter-county titles
Munster titles 1
All-Irelands 0
NHL 0
All Stars 0
*Inter County team apps and scores correct as of 19:03, 3 November 2012.

Tom Feeney (born 1974) is an Irish retired hurler who played as a full-back for the Waterford senior team.

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.

At club level Feeney is a one-time county championship medalist with Ballyduff Upper. He also played with the Sarsfield's in Cork.

Playing career[edit]

Club[edit]

Feeney played his club hurling with the Ballyduff Upper club in Waterford.

In 2007 he lined out in the final of the county championship with Ballygunner providing the opposition. A 1-18 to 1-14 victory gave Feeney a Waterford Senior Hurling Championship medal.[1]

Feeney also spent one season with the Sarsfield's club in Cork.[2]

Inter-county[edit]

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.[3] Waterford later qualified for the All-Ireland final, but Galway had a 1-13 to 2-4 victory.

Feeney made his senior debut for Waterford in a National Hurling League game against Wexford in 1993.

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.[4] Waterford's championship came to an end in the All-Ireland semi-final.[citation needed]

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[citation needed] 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.[5] Following this defeat, Feeney retired from his inter-county career.[6]

Inter-provincial[edit]

Feeney was also a regular on the Munster team during a number of inter-provincial games.[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ballyduff bridge 20-year gap in Waterford". Hogan Stand website. 5 November 2007. Retrieved 3 November 2012. 
  2. ^ "Feeney transfers back to home club". Hogan Stand website. 6 December 2005. Retrieved 3 November 2012. 
  3. ^ "Minor Hurling". Munster GAA website. Retrieved 7 August 2012. 
  4. ^ Breheny, Martin (1 July 2002). "Waterford wonders whip Tipp with awesome display". Irish Independent. Retrieved 2 August 2012. 
  5. ^ "RTÉ Sport: Kilkenny 3-30 Waterford 1-13". RTÉ Sport. 8 September 2008. Retrieved 2 August 2012. 
  6. ^ "Two more Deise players retire". Hogan Stand website. 15 November 2008. Retrieved 3 November 2012.