Vincy Twomey

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Vincent Twomey was an Irish sportsperson. He played hurling with his local club Glen Rovers and was a member of the Cork senior inter-county team from 1950 until 1956.

Playing career


Twomey played his club hurling with his local club Glen Rovers and enjoyed much success. He won numerous county senior championship titles with ‘the Glen’ throughout the 1950s and early 1960s.


Twomey first came to prominence with the Cork senior hurling team in the early 1950s at a time when Cork hurling was at a low ebb. After a period in the wilderness the Cork team bounced back in 1952 with O'Riordan winning a third Munster winners' medal following a defeat of three-in-a-row All-Ireland champions Tipperary in the provincial decider. Dublin provided the opposition in the subsequent All-Ireland final with Twomey returning for that game. ‘The Dubs’ were completely outclassed by Cork on that occasion. In spite of only leading by three points at half-time Cork won easily by 2-14 to 0-7 and Twomey picked up a coveted All-Ireland winners' medal.

1953 began well for Cork with Twomey collecting a National Hurling League title after a defeat of Tipperary.The Complete Handbook of Gaelic Games p. 73 The success continued later on that summer as Twomey added a second Munster title to his collection after Tipperary were accounted for in the provincial final.<ref name="Gaelic Games' p....
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