Tom Healy (hurler)

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Tom or Tommy Healy (born 1855 in Littleton, County Tipperary) was an Irish sportsperson. He played hurling with his local club Thurles Sarsfields and was a member of the very first Tipperary inter-county team in 1887.

Tommy Healy was born in Coolcroo, Littleton, County Tipperary in 1855. He was noted as a fine sportsperson and represented his native Thurles hurling club in the 1880s. In 1887 he won a Tipperary Senior Hurling Championship title with the club, and was consequently picked, with the rest of the team, to represent Tipperary in the inaugural All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship. Healy's most notable moment came when he scored the very first goal in an All-Ireland Hurling Final. This happened in the 1887 final, when Tipperary played against Galway. Healy took a pass from team captain Jim Stapleton and made no mistake in sending a low, hard drive to the back of the opposition's net.



  • Corry, Eoghan, The GAA Book of Lists (Hodder Headline Ireland).