Pat Cleary

For the Australian footballer, see Pat Cleary (footballer).
Pat Cleary
Personal information
Irish name Pádraig Ó Cléirigh
Sport Hurling
Position Right corner-forward
Born (1962-01-15) 15 January 1962
Shinrone, County Offaly, Ireland
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Occupation Garda
Years Club
Kilmacud Crokes
Years County Apps (scores)
1982-1991 Offaly 17 (10-19)
Inter-county titles
Leinster titles 3
All-Irelands 1
All Stars 1
*Inter County team apps and scores correct as of 15:42 4 December 2011.

Pat Cleary (born 15 January 1962) is an Irish retired hurler who played as a right corner-forward for the Offaly senior team.[1]

Cleary made his first appearance for the team during the 1981-82 National Hurling League and became a regular player over the course of the following decade. During that time he won one All-Ireland winner's medal, three Leinster winner's medals and an All-Star award.[2]

At club level Cleary began his career with Ballyskenagh, before later playing with Kilmacud Crokes and Portlaoise. He won numerous county championship winners' medals with the latter two teams.


  1. "Hurler look-up: Pat Cleary". Uibh Fhailí website. Retrieved 4 December 2011.
  2. Finalis.pdf "Leinster Senior Hurling Finalists" Check |url= value (help) (PDF). Leinster GAA website. Retrieved 4 December 2011.
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