John Kinsella (hurler)

John Kinsella
Personal information
Irish name Seán Cinsealach
Sport Hurling
Position Right wing-forward
Born (1947-09-03) 3 September 1947
Bennettsbridge, County Kilkenny, Ireland
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Occupation Mechanic
Years Club
Club titles
Kilkenny titles 3
Years County Apps (scores)
1967-1973 Kilkenny 13
Inter-county titles
Leinster titles 2
All-Irelands 2
All Stars 0
*Inter County team apps and scores correct as of 20:01, 15 November 2014.

John Kinsella (born 3 September 1947) is an Irish retired hurler who played as a right wing-forward for the Kilkenny senior team.

Born in Bennettsbridge, County Kilkenny, Kinsella first excelled at hurling in his youth. He arrived on the inter-county scene at the age of sixteen when he first linked up with the Kilkenny minor team, before later joining the under-21 team. He made his senior debut during the 1967 championship. Kinsella went on to enjoy a successful career and won two All-Ireland medals and two Leinster medals.[1][2]

At club level Kinsella is a three-time championship medallist with Bennettsbridge.[3]

Throughout his career Kinsella made 13 championship appearances. He retired from inter-county hurling following the conclusion of the 1973 championship.


  1. "Kilkenny GAA profile". Hogan Stand website. Retrieved 13 September 2010.
  2. "Leinster Senior Hurling Finalists" (PDF). Hogan Stand website. Retrieved 15 November 2014.
  3. "Bennettsbridge and the team of '67". Kilkenny People. 2 September 2011. Retrieved 15 November 2014.
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