Willie Fitzmaurice

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Willie Fitzmaurice
Personal information
Sport Hurling
Born Limerick, Ireland
Years Club
Killeedy GAA
Years County
1970s and 1980s Limerick

Willie Fitzmaurice (born 4 December 1946) was a Limerick hurler from Killeedy who featured in the Limerick teams in the 1970s and 1980s[1]

In 1998, he became a county team selector along with former teammates Éamonn Cregan and David Punch[2] and advocated the retention of the back-door system.[3]

He is currently the parish priest in Kilmallock.[4] He celebrated the mass of his deceased niece, Elizabeth Gubbins, who died in the controversial Vernelli hit-and-run case in Rome.[5][6]

He is the brother of Limerick hurler Paudie Fitzmaurice.

Hurling Style[edit]

The Fitzmaurice brothers were noted for their unusual hurling technique. When striking the sliotar, the Fitzmaurice brothers did not bend their elbows. This made it difficult for the players of opposing teams to hook them.[7][8]