Denis Heaslip

Denis Heaslip
Personal information
Irish name Donncha Ó hEislip
Sport Hurling
Position Right wing-forward
Born 1934
Knocktopher, County Kilkenny, Ireland
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Years Club
Club titles
Kilkenny titles 0
Years County Apps (scores)
1957-1964 Kilkenny 18 (11-12)
Inter-county titles
Leinster titles 3
All-Irelands 2

Denis Heaslip (born 1934) is an Irish retired hurler who played as a right wing-forward for the Kilkenny senior team.

Born in Knocktopher, County Kilkenny, Heaslip first excelled at hurling in his youth. He arrived on the inter-county scene when he first linked up with the Kilkenny senior team, making his debut in the 1957 championship. During his career Heaslip won two All-Ireland medals, three Leinster medals and one National Hurling League medal.[1][2] He was an All-Ireland runner-up on two occasions.

Heaslip also represented the Leinster inter-provincial team on a number of occasions, winning one Railway Cup medal. At club level he played with Knocktopher.

His retirement came following Kilkenny's defeat by Tipperary in the 1964 All-Ireland final.

The 1957 Championship featured in The 1958 film Rooney[3] where the main character in the film wore a Kilkenny Jersey in the line up. During the film it depicts a goal that was "scored" by the main character (Rooney) this was in fact Denis Heaslip's goal.





  1. "Kilkenny GAA profile". Hogan Stand website. Retrieved 26 June 2014.
  2. "Leinster Senior Hurling Finalists" (PDF). Leinster GAA website. Retrieved 26 June 2014.
  3. Pollock, George (1958-03-14), Rooney, retrieved 2016-02-03
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