Pat McGrath (Tipperary hurler)

Pat McGrath (born 1961) is an Irish retired hurler and Gaelic footballer. His league and championship career with the Tipperary senior teams in both codes spanned nine seasons from 1981 to 1989.[1]

Pat McGrath
Personal information
Irish name Pádraig Mac Craith
Sport Hurling
Position Left wing-back
Born 1961
Loughmore, County Tipperary, Ireland
Years Club
Club titles
  Football Hurling
Tipperary titles 4 1
Years County Apps (scores)
Tipperary 4 (0-04)
Inter-county titles
Munster titles 1
All-Irelands 1
All Stars 0
*Inter County team apps and scores correct as of 12:10, 2 April 2018.

Born in Loughmore, County Tipperary, McGrath was raised in a family that had a strong affinity for Gaelic games. His father, Mick McGrath, and his uncles, enjoyed county championship success with the Loughmore-Castleiney club in the 1950s.[citation needed]

McGrath attended Rockwell College while simultaneously coming to prominence at juvenile and underage levels with the Loughmore-Casteiney teams. As a dual player at senior level, he won a total of five county championship medals.[citation needed]

McGrath made his debut on the inter-county scene at the age of sixteen when he was selected for both Tipperary minor teams. He enjoyed three championship seasons as a dual player with the minor teams before subsequently joining the under-21 teams with whom he won back-to-back All-Ireland medals in 1980 and 1981. By this stage Ryan had also joined the Tipperary senior hurling team, before later joining the Tipperary senior football team. McGrath won his sole All-Ireland medal in 1989, having earlier collected a Munster medal.[citation needed]

McGrath's sons, Noel and John, are also All-Ireland medal winners with Tipperary.[2]




  1. ^ "The GAA Gene - The McGraths". GAA website. 31 August 2016. Retrieved 2 April 2018.
  2. ^ Hogan, Vincent (3 September 2016). "McGrath boys determined to write new story for Tipp". Irish Independent. Retrieved 2 April 2018.