Denis Martin Byrne (born 24 October 1974) is an Irish sportsperson who is a hurling All Star. He played with his local club Graigue-Ballycallan, in County Kilkenny, from 1991-2009,[1] and with Kilkenny senior inter-county hurling team from 1994 until 2002,[2] including a period as captain. He is currently involved in skills training with the Dublin Senior Hurling team.[3]

Denis Byrne
Personal information
Irish name Donncha Ó Broin
Sport Hurling
Position Forward
Born County Kilkenny
Club(s)
Years Club
1991-2009
Graigue-Ballycallan
Club titles
Kilkenny titles 2
Inter-county(ies)
Years County
1994-2002
2003
Kilkenny
Tipperary
Inter-county titles
Leinster titles 4
All-Irelands 1
NHL 2
All Stars 1

He won a Minor All-Ireland medal with Kilkenny in 1991, an All-Ireland Under-21 Hurling Championship in 1994 and a National Hurling League medal in 1995. He was on the Kilkenny All-Ireland Senior winning side in 2000 and was awarded an All-Star during the same year.

CareerEdit

In 1988, Byrne played with Callan CBS to win Roinn B All-Ireland Colleges Juvenile Hurling Champion, and went on to win the Roinn B All-Ireland Colleges Senior Hurling Championship of 1991 where they beat Coláiste Spiorad Naomh (Cork) 1-14 to 1-0.[4][5][6] Byrne won an All-Ireland Minor Hurling Championship medal with Kilkenny in 1991 when they beat Tipperary 0-15 : 1-10 at Croke Park.[7] He won an All-Ireland Under 21 Hurling Championship with Kilkenny in 1994 and was the leading scorer in the campaign.[7][8]

Byrne played in the All-Ireland Under 21 Hurling Championship final in 1995.[7] He won a National Hurling League medal for Kilkenny in 1995 when Kilkenny beat Clare 2–12:0–9. He played in the Leinster Senior Hurling Championship final of 1995, where Kilkenny were beaten by Offaly 2-16:2-5.[9][10][11] He missed the 1996 championship due to injury. He played with Kilkenny in the All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship of 1997 where Kilkenny were beaten by Clare 1-17 to 1-14 in the All Ireland semi- final.[9] He was on the All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship panel of 1998.[2] He played with Graigue-Ballycallan in the Kilkenny Senior Hurling Championship final of 1998 where they beat The Fenians 1-14:0-12.[12]

Byrne was captain of Kilkenny for the All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship final of 1999[2] where they were runner-up to Cork 0-13 – 0-12. He played with Graigue-Ballycallan in the Kilkenny Senior Hurling Championship final of 1999 where they lost to Glenmore 1-14 : 2-08.[12]

He played on the Kilkenny All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship winning side of 2000,[2][13] and was awarded an All-Star during the same year.[14] He played with Graigue-Ballycallan in the Kilkenny Senior Hurling Championship final of 2000 where they beat O'Loughlin Gaels 0-16 : 0-09.[12] He captained the Kilkenny team in the All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship of 2001[13] where they won the leinster final beating Wexford. He played with Graigue-Ballycallan in the Kilkenny Senior Hurling Championship final of 2001 where they lost to O'Loughlin Gaels 1-17 : 1-06.[15]

Byrne played for the Tipperary senior hurling team when he transferred to Mullinahone in South Tipperary in 2003. He won two south Tipperary Senior hurling medals in 2003 and 2004[16][17]

HonoursEdit

  • All Stars 2000 (1)
  • AIB Leinster Club Player of the Year (1)
    • 2000
  • All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship (1)
  • Leinster Senior Hurling Championship (4)
  • National Hurling League (2)
    • 1995, 2002
    • Leinster Club winner 2000
    • All Ireland club runners up 2001
    • Kilkenny Senior Hurling winners (2)1998 and 2000 runner-up 1999 ,2001]
    • Oireachtas winner 1999
    • Ryan Cup winner Carlow IT 1993
    • All Ireland Senior colleges winner 1991
    • All Ireland Junior Colleges winner 1988
    • Under 14 Poc Fada All Ireland winner 1988
    • All Ireland under 21 winner 1994 runner up 1995
    • Leinster under 21 winner 1994 and 1995
    • All Ireland Minor winner 1991.
    • Leinster minor winner 1991 and 1992
    • All Ireland Senior Inter Firms 1994
    • Munster Senior inter firms winner 1994.
    • South Tipperary Senior Hurling (2) 2003 and 2004

See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ "Denis Byrne", gaainfo.com, archived from the original on 15 March 2012, retrieved 30 October 2010
  2. ^ a b c d O'Neill 2010, p. 87
  3. ^ "Byrne to assist Dubs", hoganstand.com
  4. ^ O'Neill 2010, p. 109.
  5. ^ O'Neill 2010, p. 110.
  6. ^ (O'Neill 2010, p. 187)
  7. ^ a b c O'Neill 2010, p. 91.
  8. ^ O'Neill 2010, p. 97.
  9. ^ a b O'Neill 2010, p. 104
  10. ^ O'Neill 2010, p. 95.
  11. ^ O'Neill 2010, p. 99.
  12. ^ a b c O'Neill 2010, p. 19.
  13. ^ a b O'Neill 2010, p. 105
  14. ^ O'Neill 2010, p. 121.
  15. ^ O'Neill 2010, p. 20.
  16. ^ "Byrne boost for Tipperary champions". Irish Examiner. 29 January 2003. Retrieved 5 September 2013.
  17. ^ "Denis Byrne on crossing the divide". RTE Sport. 18 August 2019. Retrieved 21 August 2019.

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