Fergal Moore

Fergal Moore
Personal information
Irish name Fergal Ó Móra
Sport Hurling
Position Left Corner Back
Born (1982-07-07) 7 July 1982
Galway, Ireland
Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11 in)
Years Club
1999- Turloughmore
Years County Apps (scores)
2004- Galway 44 (0-3)
Inter-county titles
Leinster titles 1
All Stars 1

Fergal Moore (born 7 July 1982) is an Irish hurler who currently plays as a right corner-back for the Galway senior team.

A brother of former Galway hurler Cathal, Moore made his first appearance for the team during the 2004 National League and has become a regular member of the starting fifteen over the last few seasons.[1] Since then he has won one Leinster winners' medal and one National League winners' medal.

At club level Moore plays with Turloughmore.

Playing career


Moore plays his club hurling with Turloughmore. He enjoyed some success in the juvenile and underage grades, however, success at senior level has eluded him.[2]


Moore first came to prominence on the inter-county scene as a member of the Galway minor hurling team in the late nineties. It was a successful era for the county's minors, with Moore collecting an All-Ireland medal following a 0-13 to 0-10 defeat of Tipperary in 1999.

The following year Moore was still a key member of the Galway minors, and he collected a second All-Ireland medal following a 2-19 to 4-10 defeat of Cork.

By 2002 Moore had joined the Galway under-21 team and he lined out in yet another All-Ireland final. Limerick provided the opposition, however, in spite of being marginal favourites Galway were trounced by 3-17 to 0-8.[3]

Moore was appointed captain of the Galway under-21 team in 2003 as he lined out in a second successive All-Ireland final in that grade. Kilkenny were the winners on that occasion by 2-13 to 0-12.[4]

In 2004 Moore made his debut with the Galway senior hurling team. He won a National Hurling League medal that year after a 2-15 to 1-13 defeat of Waterford in the final.[5] He made his championship debut later that year in an All-Ireland qualifier against Down. Since then he has been a regular with Galway, however, his career has been hampered through injury.[6]

In 2012 Moore was appointed captain of the Galway senior hurling team.[7] He later guided the team to their first Leinster title following a 2-21 to 2-11 trouncing of reigning All-Ireland champions and hot favourites Kilkenny.[8] Both sides subsequently met in the All-Ireland decider and Galway nearly pulled off a victory courtesy of goals from Joe Canning and Niall Burke. A 2-13 to 0-19 draw was the result, a first drawn All-Ireland final in over half a century.[9] Defeat to Kilkenny followed for Moore and his Galway team in the replay. Moore's outstanding performances in the 2012 Championship earned him his first All Star Award in October 2012.


Moore has also lined out with Connacht in the inter-provincial series of games. He won an Interprovincial Championship medal in 2004 following a 1-15 to 0-9 defeat of Munster.[10]


  1. "Galway debuts for Moore and O'Loughlin". Hogan Stand website. 18 February 2004. Retrieved 26 February 2012.
  2. "Turloughmore Hurling Club Roll Of Honour". Turloughmore GAA website. 1. Retrieved 28 February 2012. Check date values in: |date= (help)
  3. "Limerick make history". Irish Independent. 16 September 2002. Retrieved 28 February 2012.
  4. "Kilkenny rise to the occasion". Irish Times. 22 September 2003. Retrieved 28 February 2012.
  5. "Waterford hunger no substitute for skill". Irish Times. 10 May 2004. Retrieved 28 February 2012.
  6. "Moore back in club action". Hogan Stand website. 26 April 2011. Retrieved 28 February 2012.
  7. "Moore to captain Galway". Hogan Stand website. 22 February 2012. Retrieved 26 February 2012.
  8. "Electric Galway leave Cats frazzled". Irish Times. 9 July 2012. Retrieved 30 September 2012.
  9. "Galway earn replay against Kilkenny". RTÉ Sport. 11 September 2012. Retrieved 30 September 2012.
  10. "Connacht claim interprovincial title". RTÉ Sport. 5 December 2004. Retrieved 28 February 2012.
Sporting positions
Preceded by
Damien Joyce
Galway Senior Hurling Captain
Succeeded by
Joe Canning
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