Willie Meagher

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Willie Meagher
Personal information
Irish name Liam Ó Meachair
Sport Hurling
Born 1895
Tullaroan, County Kilkenny, Ireland
Club(s)
Years Club
1915-1930 Tullaroan
Club titles
Kilkenny titles 4
Inter-county(ies)
Years County
1918-1927 Kilkenny
Inter-county titles
Leinster titles 2
All-Irelands 0
NHL 0

William J. "Willie" Meagher (born 1895) was an Irish hurler who played as a right corner-back for the Kilkenny senior team.[1]

Meagher made his first appearance for the team during the 1918 championship and was a regular player for much of the next decade. During that time, he won two Leinster medals. However, an All-Ireland winners' medal eluded him.

Meagher enjoyed a successful club career with Tullaroan, winning four county championship medals.[2]

Meagher was a member of a famous Gaelic games dynasty. His father, Henry J. Meagher, was said to have attended the inaugural meeting of the Gaelic Athletic Association in 1884. His brothers, Frank and Henry, both played with Kilkenny throughout the 1920s while a third brother, Lory, is regarded as one of the greatest players of all time.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "County profile: Kilkenny". Hogan Stand. Retrieved 17 April 2012. 
  2. ^ "Tullaroan GAA on KilkennyCats.com". Kilkenny Cats. Retrieved 26 September 2011. 
  3. ^ "Lory Meagher (1899-1973)". Séamus J. King website. Retrieved 9 October 2011.