Éamonn Corcoran (born 17 October 1977 in Templemore, County Tipperary) is an Irish sportsperson. He plays hurling with his local club J.K. Bracken's GAC. He was a member of the Tipperary GAA senior inter-county team from 1999 until 2008.

Éamonn Corcoran
Personal information
Irish name Éamonn Ó Corcráin
Sport Hurling
Position Right wing-back
Born (1977-10-17) 17 October 1977 (age 46)
Templemore, County Tipperary
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Club(s)
Years Club
J.K. Bracken's GAC
Inter-county(ies)
Years County Apps (scores)
1999-2008[1]
Tipperary 43[1] (0-04)
Inter-county titles
Munster titles 2
All-Irelands 1
NHL 3
All Stars 1

Early life edit

Éamonn Corcoran was born in Templemore, County Tipperary in 1977 . From an early age he showed great skill at the game of hurling. Corcoran began his hurling career with Scoil Colmchille Primary School where he won county honours. From here Corcoran later went to Our Lady's Secondary School, Templemore where his hurling skills were further developed. Here he won an All-Ireland Colleges' B Championship medal. In 1997 Corcoran began studying at the Waterford Institute of Technology. Here he had more hurling success, winning an All-Ireland Freshers medal together with an All-Ireland Senior League medal. In 1999 and 2000 he won back-to-back Fitzgibbon Cup and All-Ireland Senior League medals with the college. Corcoran was named the player of the tournament in both Fitzgibbon Cup tournaments playing at centre-back.

Playing career edit

Club edit

Corcoran plays his club hurling with the famous J.K. Bracken's club in Templemore.

Inter-county edit

Corcoran played minor and under-21 hurling with Tipperary for several years without success. He quickly joined the senior team, winning a National Hurling League medal in 1999. Later that summer he made his championship hurling debut in a Munster Championship game against Kerry. Two years later in 2001 Corcoran captured his second National League medal with Tipp. Later that same year he won his first Munster medal before later winning his first All-Ireland medal following a win over Galway. Corcoran's performance throughout the championship also earned him an All-Star award. Corcoran was part of the Tipperary team who won the league championship in 2008, his third league medal. His two top fans are Damien Byrne and Patrick Fennell. Corcoran retired from the inter-county scene in January 2009. He is one of the best takers of sideline cuts in the game.

See also edit

References edit

  1. ^ a b McGough, Leo; Kieran Shannon (16 August 2009). "When Sunday Comes". Sunday Tribune. p. 9 (Sport). Retrieved 17 August 2009.

Teams edit