Vinny Staples

Vinny Staples
Personal information
Irish name Uinseann Mac an Ghaill
Sport Hurling
Position Right wing-back
Born 1945
Piercestown, County Wexford, Ireland
Height 5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)
Years Club
St. Martin's
Club titles
Wexford titles 0
Years County
1965-1974 Wexford
Inter-county titles
Leinster titles 2
All-Irelands 1
All Stars 0

Vincent "Vinny" Staples (born 1945) is an Irish retired hurler who enjoyed a successful career as a right wing-back with the Wexford senior team.

Born in Piercestown, County Wexford, Staples was introduced to hurling in his youth. He enjoyed championship successes in the junior and intermediate grades with the St. Martin's club.

Staples made his debut on the inter-county scene at the age of seventeen when he first linked up with the Wexford minor team. An All-Ireland medal winner in this grade he later won an All-Ireland medal with the under-21 team.[1] Staples made his senior debut during the 1965 championship. He went on to play a key role for Wexford in defence during a successful era, and won one All-Ireland medal, two Leinster medals and one National Hurling League medal.[2] Staples was an All-Ireland runner-up on one occasion.

Staples retired from inter-county hurling following the conclusion of the 1974 championship.


St. Martin's


  1. "Memories return of sole U-21 win". Wexford People. 14 May 2013. Retrieved 25 June 2016.
  2. "Decades of glory". Premier view website. Retrieved 8 July 2014.
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