Shem Delaney

Shem Delaney
Personal information
Irish name Séamus Ó Dúláinne
Sport Hurling
Position Right corner-back
Born Johnstown, County Kilkenny, Ireland
Occupation Butcher
Years Club
Club titles
Kilkenny titles 4
Leinster titles 1
All-Ireland Titles 0
Years County Apps (scores)
1974 Kilkenny 0 (0-00)
Inter-county titles
Leinster titles 0
All-Irelands 0
All Stars 0
*Inter County team apps and scores correct as of 21:30, 7 December 2014.

Shem Delaney is an Irish retired hurler who played as a right corner-back for the Kilkenny senior team.

Born in Johnstown, County Kilkenny, Deelaney first excelled at hurling in his youth. He arrived on the inter-county scene when he first linked up with the Kilkenny senior team during the 1974 championship. Delenay was an unused substitute during that championship campaign, however, he did win a set of All-Ireland and Leinster medals.[1]

At club level Delaney is a one-time Leinster medallist with Fenians. In addition to this he has also won four championship medals.

Delaney's brother, Pat Delaney, and his brother-in-law, Billy Fitzpatrick, and won nine All-Ireland medals between them between 1969 and 1983. His nephew, P. J. Delaney, won an All-Ireland medal in 1993, while his sons, J. J. Delaney and P. J. Delaney have enjoyed numerous All-Ireland successes.[2]

Delaney retired from inter-county hurling after the 1974 championship.





  1. "Did you know? Some very interesting facts about our hurlers". Kilkenny Advertiser. 3 September 2010. Retrieved 7 December 2014.
  2. Bellew, Ronnie (12 September 2004). "JJ: bred to have all the answers on final day". Irish Independent. Retrieved 4 September 2012.
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