Tommy O'Connell (hurler)

Tommy O'Connell
Personal information
Irish name Tomás Ó Conaill
Sport Hurling
Position Left corner-forward
Born 1939
Romford, Essex, England
Occupation Mechanic
Years Club
Éire Óg
Club titles
Kilkenny titles 2
Years County
1959-1966 Kilkenny
Inter-county titles
Leinster titles 1
All-Irelands 0

Thomas "Tommy" O'Connell (born 1939) is an Irish retired hurler who played as a left corner-forward for the Kilkenny senior team.[1]

O'Connell made his first appearance for the team during the 1959 championship and was a semi-regular member of the starting fifteen for the following sevens easons. During that time he won one Leinster winners' medal. He ended up as an All-Ireland runner-up on one occasion, after scoring a hat-trick of goals in the final.[2]

At club level O'Connell was a two-time county club championship medalist with Fenians.


  1. "Three goals in All-Ireland but Tommy never got gold". Kilkenny People. 27 September 2012. Retrieved 28 September 2012.
  2. "Tommy's goals were all in vain". Irish Examiner. 28 September 2012. Retrieved 28 September 2012.
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