Friday, 15 February 2013

World Hurling Championship 1950

With their 1950 win over the All American stars at Gaelic Park, New York, Tipperary hurlers added the world championship to their many laurels. Tipperary had won the All Ireland senior hurling championship—defeating Laois by 3-11 to 0-3 at Croke Park—on 4th September 1949. Tipperary won the game at Gaelic Park by 1-12 to 3-4.

Six players figured in the Tipperary scoring as they outplayed and outran their American rivals to lead by 1-7 to 1-1 at halftime; but Terry Leahy was outstanding for the Americans with two goals and one point. Excitement reached a high pitch and had the 30,000 crowd on their toes in the closing stages as John Kennedy goaled with time almost up, making the score 15-13 and America striving mighty hard in a thrill-a-second finish. Tipperary held out gallantly to notch a really hard earned success.

The teams were:

TIPPERARY
A. Reddan
Lorrha
M. Byrne
Sarsfields

J. Finn
Borrisoleigh
A. Brennan
Clonoulty

P. Stakelum
Young Irelands, Dublin
J. Doyle
Holycross

T. Doyle
Sarsfields
S. Bannon
Young Irelands, Dublin
P. Shanahan
Young Irelands, Dublin
E. Ryan
Borrisoleigh

P. Kenny
Borrisoleigh
M. Ryan
Cork

M. Maher
Boherlahan
S. Kenny (Capt)
Borrisoleigh

J. Kennedy
Killadangan


ALL-AMERICAN STARS
P. Leamy
Tipperary
M. O'Rourke
Kilkenny

T. Flynn
Waterford
P. Murphy
Clare

J. Smee (Capt)
Kerry
J. Looney
Cork

P. Naughton
Offaly
P. Grimes
Waterford
S. Cowen
Offaly
T. Leahy
Kilkenny

S. Gallagher
Galway
D. Doorley
Offaly

J. Kennedy
Tipperary
B. O'Donoghue
Galway

S. Kelly
Kilkenny

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