Tommy O'Connell (hurler)

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Tommy O'Connell
Personal information
Irish name Tomás Ó Conaill
Sport Hurling
Position Left corner-forward
Born 1939
Romford, Essex, England
Occupation Mechanic
Years Club
Éire Óg
Club titles
Kilkenny titles 2
Years County
1959-1966 Kilkenny
Inter-county titles
Leinster titles 1
All-Irelands 0

Thomas "Tommy" O'Connell (born 1939) is an Irish retired hurler who played as a left corner-forward for the Kilkenny senior team.[1]

O'Connell made his first appearance for the team during the 1959 championship and was a semi-regular member of the starting fifteen for the following sevens easons. During that time he won one Leinster winners' medal. He ended up as an All-Ireland runner-up on one occasion, after scoring a hat-trick of goals in the final.[2]

At club level O'Connell was a two-time county club championship medalist with Fenians.


  1. ^ "Three goals in All-Ireland but Tommy never got gold". Kilkenny People. 27 September 2012. Retrieved 28 September 2012. 
  2. ^ "Tommy's goals were all in vain". Irish Examiner. 28 September 2012. Retrieved 28 September 2012.