John Leahy (hurler)

John Leahy (Hurler)

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John Leahy (born 16 September 1969 in Mullinahone) is a former Irish sportsperson. He played senior hurling with the Tipperary inter-county team from 1988 until 2003. He also represented Tipperary in all grades in Gaelic Football. He is regarded as a great hurler in Tipperary.

Early life & private life

John Leahy was born in Mullinahone, County Tipperary in 1969. He was educated locally in Mullinahone N.S., Ballingarry Presetation Convent and Killenaule V.S. He later worked for United Beverages Group in Kilkenny. He is currently working as a Drug Education Officer with Health Service Executive(HSE).

On 9 February 2005 Leahy was profiled on the TG4 television programme Laochra Gael.

Playing career

Club

Leahy played his club hurling and football with his local Mullinahone club. He enjoyed much success winning county medals in both codes at underage levels. By the time Leahy’s club career was coming to an end Mullinahone had been promoted to the senior grade. In 2002 he battled back from a cruciate ligament injury to be appointed player-manger of the club’s senior hurling side. That year he guided Mullinahone to their first senior county championship.

Minor & under-21

Leahy’s hurling skills quickly came to the attention of the Tipperary inter-county...
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