Willie Moore (Limerick hurler)

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Willie Moore
Personal information
Irish name Liam Ó Mordha
Sport Hurling
Position Right corner-back
Born 1950
Doon, County Limerick, Ireland
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Occupation Teacher
Club(s)
Years Club
Doon
Club titles
Limerick titles 0
Inter-county(ies)*
Years County Apps (scores)
1971-1974 Limerick 9 (0-00)
Inter-county titles
Munster titles 2
All-Irelands 1
NHL 0
All Stars 0
*Inter County team apps and scores correct as of 20:25, 1 December 2011.

William "Willie" Moore (born 1950) is an Irish retired hurler who played as a right corner-back for the Limerick senior hurling team.[1]

Moore made his first appearance for the team during the 1971 championship and became a regular player over the next few seasons. During that time he won one All-Ireland winners' medal and back-to-back Munster winners' medals.[2]

At club level Moore enjoyed a lengthy career with Doon, however, he ended his career without claiming a county club championship winners' medal.

Playing career[edit]

Club[edit]

Moore played his club hurling with his local Doon club.

Inter-county[edit]

Moore first came to prominence as a member of the Limerick senior inter-county team in the early 1970s. In 1973 he won his first Munster Championship medal, Limerick's first since 1955. Limerick later faced Kilkenny in the All-Ireland final, however, the Munster champions were burdened with the underdogs tag. In spite of this Limerick powered to a seven-point victory, giving Moore an All-Ireland medal.[3]

In 1974 Moore won a second consecutive Munster title before lining out in a second consecutive All-Ireland final. Once again Kilkenny provided the opposition. Limerick stormed to an early lead, however, a Pat Delaney shot from midfield bounced on the wet Croke Park surface and between goalkeeper Séamus Horgan's legs for a goal. Two more goals for Kilkenny put an end to Limerick's hopes of victory as 'the Cats' emerged the winners by twelve points.

Horgan continued hurling at inter-county level until 1974.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "County profile: Limerick". Hogan Stand. Retrieved 1 December 2011. 
  2. ^ "Munster Senior Hurling". Munster GAA website. Retrieved 1 December 2011. 
  3. ^ "Tales of the '73 Immortals". Limerick Leader. 31 August 2007. Retrieved 15 July 2010.