Diarmuid Lyng

Diarmuid Lyng
Personal information
Irish name Diarmuid Ó Loinn
Sport Hurling
Position Left wing-forward

1981 (age 3435)

Wexford, Ireland

Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Nickname Gizzy
Occupation Primary school teacher
Years Club
1999-present St. Martin's
Club titles
Wexford titles 1
Years County Apps (scores)
2004-2013 Wexford 22 (1-82)
Inter-county titles
Leinster titles 0
All-Irelands 0
All Stars 0
*Inter County team apps and scores correct as of 14:45, 25 June 2012.

Diarmuid Lyng (born 1981 in Wexford, Ireland) and moved to Pircestown. is an Irish sportsperson. He plays hurling and Gaelic football with his local club St. Martin's and was a member of the Wexford senior inter-county hurling team from 2004 to 2013.[1]

Playing career


Lyng plays both hurling and Gaelic football with his local club St. Martin's in Piercestown and has enjoyed much success.

In 1999 Lyng was still a member of the clubs minor team when he made his senior debut as a seventeen-year-old. He was a non-playing substitute when St. Martin's defeated Rathnure by two points to win their very first county championship.

After losing a final in the meantime St. Martin's were back in the championship decider in 2008. A 1-13 to 1-8 defeat of Oulart-the-Ballagh gave Lyng his first county title on the field of play.[2]


Lyng first came to prominence with Wexford as a member of the county's minor team in 1999. He enjoyed little success in this grade having lost a Leinster decider to Kilkenny. He later joined the Wexford under-21 team, winning back-to-back Leinster titles in 2001 and 2002.

Lyng made his senior debut for Wexford in a National Hurling League game against Kilkenny in 2004. He remained on the fringes of the team and was a non-playing substitute when Wexford captured the Leinster title. He made his championship debut later that year when he came on as a substitute against Cork in the All-Ireland semi-final.[3]

By 2005 Lyng was a regular on the Wexford starting fifteen, however, the Slanysliders had to play second fiddle to Kilkenny in the provincial championship. Lyng lined out in four Leinster finals in-a-row, however, Kilkenny were the winners on all four occasions.

In 2009 Lyng was appointed Wexford captain. He retained that position in 2010 and guided the team to a National League Division 2 title following a defeat of Clare.[4]


Lyng has lined out with Leinster on a number of occasions in the inter-provincial series. He won two Railway Cup medals in 2006 and 2009.


Sporting positions
Preceded by
Rory Jacob
Wexford Senior Hurling Captain
Succeeded by
Darren Stamp
Preceded by
Ger Oakley
National Hurling League Final (Div 2)
winning captain

Succeeded by
Gavin O'Mahony


  1. "Lyng to captain Wexford in the championship". Hogan Stand. 3 May 2010. Retrieved 11 June 2011.
  2. "St. Martin's earn first Wexford SHC title". Breaking News. 2 November 2008. Retrieved 11 June 2011.
  3. "Hurler profile: Diarmuid Lyng". Hurling Stats. Retrieved 11 June 2011.
  4. "Relief for Bonnar as Wexford climb out of the mire". Irish Examiner. 3 May 2010. Retrieved 11 June 2011.
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