Billy Dwyer

Billy Dwyer
Personal information
Irish name Liam Ó Duibhir
Sport Hurling
Position Full-forward
Born 1934
Kennyswell, Kilkenny, Ireland
Height 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Nickname Dwyer
Occupation Builder
Years Club
Club titles
Dublin titles 2
Years County
1956-1963 Kilkenny
Inter-county titles
Leinster titles 3
All-Irelands 2

William "Billy" Dwyer (born 1934) was an Irish hurler who played as a centre-back for the Kilkenny senior team.

Born in Kilkenny, Dwyer first excelled at hurling during his schooling at St. Patrick's De La Salle. He arrived on the inter-county scene at the age of twenty-two when he first linked up with the Kilkenny senior team. He made his senior debut during the 1956 Walsh Cup. Dwyer went on to enjoy a successful career, winning two All-Ireland medals, three Leinster medals and one National Hurling League medal.[1] He was an All-Ireland runner-up on one occasion.[2]

As a member of the Leinster inter-provincial team on a number of occasions, Dwyer was a one-time Railway Cup medallist. At club level he is a two-time championship medallist with Faughs.

Dwyer retired from inter-county hurling following the conclusion of the 1963 championship.





  1. "Waterford v Kilkenny - the last 5 encounters". Ball Between Two blog. 3 August 2011. Retrieved 3 July 2013.
  2. O'Riordan, Ian (29 September 2012). "Final countdown". Irish Times. Retrieved 30 December 2012.
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