Tipperary’s Brendan Cummins Retires From Hurling


Goal Keeping Legend Brendan Cummins.

Tipperary’s senior team goalkeeper Brendan Cummins (Born Ardfinnan May 11th 1975.) has decided to call it a day and retire from inter-county hurling. The 38 year-old, who made his senior championship debut for Tipperary in 1995, is regarded as one of the greatest goalkeepers of all-time.

During his long and distinguished career, the Ballybacon-Grange club man has won two All-Ireland Medals, five Munster Medals and three National League medals. He has ended up as an All-Ireland runner-up on three separate occasions.

Brendan also won an All-Ireland U21 medal in 1995 and claimed a total of five All-Star awards for his goalkeeping ability in the years 2000, 2001, 2003, 2008 and 2010. He also played football for Tipperary club Ardfinnan.

In 2011 he became the most capped player in the history of the championship with 73 Championship appearances, surpassing Cork’s fifty year old record of sixty-five championship appearances previously then held by their right wing-forward Christy Ring (1920 -1979).

Brendan has also enjoyed numerous successes in the famous Poc Fada competitions, latter held annually in the Cooley Mountains, winning the Pairs Competition with Ian Scallan from Wexford in 1999, together with seven singles titles between years 2004 and 2013.

Brendan sights his need to spend more time with family as having fully influenced his decision to retire at this time in the game.


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