Paddy Kirwan

Paddy Kirwan
Personal information
Irish name Páidí Ó Ciarubháin
Sport Hurling
Position Forward
Born Ballyskenagh, County Offaly
Occupation Taxi driver
Years Club
Years County Apps (scores)
1978-1987 Offaly 15 (1-19)
Inter-county titles
Leinster titles 2[1]
All-Irelands 1

Paddy Kirwan is a retired Irish sportsperson. He played hurling with his local club Ballyskenagh and was a member of the Offaly senior inter-county team from 1979 until 1984. Kirwan was a key member of the Offaly team that won their first All-Ireland title in 1981.[1][2][3]

Since retiring from the game, Kirwan has trained club teams, and has run a taxi service.[1][4]

He served as a selector for Offaly for 2006-07.[2][5]


  1. 1 2 3 Joyce, Helen (17 July 2005). Caught in Time: Offaly win their first All-Ireland hurling championship, 1981, The Times, Retrieved December 9, 2010 ("Paddy Kirwan: The only Ballyskenach hurler on the (1981) team, Kirwan was known for the length and accuracy of his pucks. Wing-forward on the day, he has since trained a number of club teams. He owns a taxi service.")
  2. 1 2 (13 October 2006). McIntyre turns to 1981 heroes, Hogan Stand, Retrieved December 10, 2010 ("Offaly hurling manager John McIntyre has named 1981 All-Ireland winning heroes Paddy Kirwan and Aidan Fogarty as his selectors for the coming season. ... Kirwan played at left half forward in Offaly’s breakthrough All-Ireland final victory over Galway 25 years ago ...")
  3. (19 June 1992). Johnny Flaherty - The Offaly Master Still Going Strong and Still Attached to the Hurley, Hogan Stand, Retrieved December 10, 2010 (listing Kirwan as member of 1981 championship team; includes team picture)
  4. (24 April 1993). Divided Loyalties For Paddy Kirwan?, Midland Tribune, Retrieved December 10, 2010 (noting that Kirwin had coached the U21 St Brendan's team for six seasons)
  5. (10 September 2007). Dooley set for Offaly post, Hogan Stand, Retrieved December 10, 2010 ("1981 All-Ireland winning captain Padraig Horan and outgoing selectors Paddy Kirwan and Aidan Fogarty had also been interviewed for the post" of new manager)
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