Jimmy O'Connell (hurler)

Jimmy O'Connell
Personal information
Irish name Séamus Ó Conaill
Sport Hurling
Position Goalkeeper
Born 1908
Kilkenny, Ireland
Occupation Publican
Years Club
1933-1945 Dicksboro
Club titles
Kilkenny titles 0
Years County
1932-1941 Kilkenny
Inter-county titles
Leinster titles 4
All-Irelands 3

James "Jimmy" O'Connell (born 1908) was an Irish hurler who played as a goalkeeper for the Kilkenny senior team from 1932 until 1941.[1]

Born in Kilkenny, O'Connell first excelled at hurling during his schooling at Terenure College. He arrived on the inter-county scene at the age of twenty-four when he first linked up with the Kilkenny senior team. After a year as a substitute he made his debut in the 1932 championship. During his career O'Connell won three All-Ireland medals and five Leinster medals.[2][3] He was an All-Ireland runner-up on two occasions.

O'Connell also represented the Leinster inter-provincial team at various times, winning two Railway Cup medals. At club level he enjoyed a lengthy career with Dicksboro.

His retirement came following Kilkenny's defeat by Dublin in the 1941 championship.





  1. "Jimmy O'Connell". Dicksboro GAA website. Retrieved 24 October 2011.
  2. "Kilkenny GAA profile". Hogan Stand website. Retrieved 26 June 2014.
  3. "Leinster Senior Hurling Finalists" (PDF). Leinster GAA website. Retrieved 26 June 2014.
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