: Seán de Paor
, born in Callan
, County Kilkenny
in 1966) is a former Irish
sportsperson who played hurling
with his local club John Lockes
from 1986 to 2004. In that time, he won four All-Ireland titles and two All Star awards, as well as having the honour of being included on the Kilkenny Hurling Team of the Century. He picked up two NHL titles also, in 1990 and 1995.
A tall and strong hurler, the red-haired Power was often the focal point for Kilkenny attacks through the middle, scoring and creating chances for others.
John Power played his club hurling with the local club in Callan, John Lockes. An early highlight of his club career came in 1984 when he captained the team to a minor league and championship double. However, the county championship has remained beyond the club's reach in recent years.
Power was part of the Callan CBS team that lost twice in successive years in the All Ireland collages’ B final to Cashel CBS and Nenagh CBS respectively, from 1982 to 1983 taught him that in successive years.
Power's inter-county career got off to a bad start, with a loss to Limerick in the All-Ireland Minor final in 1984, losing out (2-5 to 2-4) after a replay in Thurles. By 1985 he was off to a good start making some appearances in the All Ireland... Read More