Jimmy Gray (born November, 1929 in Dublin, Ireland) is an Irish former sportsman. He played hurling and Gaelic football with the C.J. Kickhams GAA club until 1955 when he became a founding member of his local club Na Fianna. He was also a member of the Dublin senior inter-county teams in both codes throughout the 1950s and 1960s. He was the goalkeeper on the Dublin Senior Hurling team that was beaten by Tipperary in the 1961 All-Ireland Hurling Final. This was Dublin's last appearance in an All-Ireland Senior Hurling Final.

Jimmy Gray
Personal information
Irish name Séamus de Grís
Sport Hurling
Position Goalkeeper
Born November 1929
Dublin, Ireland
Years Club
C.J. Kickhams
Na Fianna
Club titles
Dublin titles 0
Years County
Inter-county titles
Leinster titles 1
All-Irelands 0

Gray subsequently served as a referee and as a GAA administrator. He held the position of Chairman of the Dublin County Board from 1970 to 1981. As Chairman of the Dublin County Board, he was instrumental in the appointment of Kevin Heffernan as manager of the Dublin Senior Football team in 1973. Gray also served as Chairman of the Leinster Council of the GAA from 1990 to 1993. He took charge of the Dublin senior hurling team from 1993 until 1996.

He was declared the Hall of Fame Winner at The Friends of Dublin Hurling Awards Night on Friday 13 November 2009.[1]

On 7 July 2013 he was accorded the honour of presenting the Bob O'Keefe Cup to John McCaffrey, captain of the Dublin Senior Hurling team that won the Leinster Senior Hurling Championship for the first time since 1961, when Gray was the goalkeeper on the winning Dublin team.[2]

He currently holds the honorary position of President of Dublin GAA.


  1. ^ "Hall of Fame". Friends of Dublin Hurling. Archived from the original on 6 March 2014. Retrieved 6 March 2014.
  2. ^ "Leinster Hurling Final 2013". Herald. 8 July 2013. Retrieved 6 March 2014.
Sporting positions
Preceded by
Lar Foley
Dublin Senior Hurling Manager
Succeeded by
Michael O'Grady