Willie O'Dwyer

Willie O'Dwyer
Personal information
Irish name Liam Ó Dubhuir
Sport Hurling
Position Forward
Born (1984-04-04) 4 April 1984
Mullinavat, County Kilkenny
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Years Club
Years County Apps (scores)
2006 - 2009



9 (2-06)
Inter-county titles
Leinster titles 4
All-Irelands 5

Willie O'Dwyer (born 4 April 1984) is an Irish sportsperson from Mullinavat, County Kilkenny, Ireland. He plays hurling with his local club Mullinavat and with the Kilkenny senior inter-county team from 2006 to 2009 and the Kerry intercounty team from 2012.

Playing career

O'Dwyer played in the U-21 All-Ireland against Tipperary in 2004 where he received the Man of the Match. He is the Leading player for his club, Mullinavat, where he plays in the forwards. He also played with Waterford IT in the Fitzgibbon Cup Colleges Hurling. In 2007 O'Dwyer also lined out for Dublin IT in the Fitzgibbon Cup.[1] He won a Kilkenny Intermediate Hurling Championship with his club Mullinavat in 2006.


He was part of the Kilkenny minor team in 2002 that won that year's All Ireland. He then moved on to the Under 21 team and won an All Ireland in 2004.

O'Dwyer was part of the Kilkenny senior hurling panel from 2003 to 2009. He came on as a sub when Kilkenny beat Cork won the All Ireland for the first time since 2003. He played in the corner forward position in the Leinster Senior Hurling final against Wexford in 2007, where he scored 2-3.[2] He later played in the All Ireland final where Kilkenny overcame Limerick.


Having been living and working in Tralee for a number of year he joined up with John Meylers Kerry for the 2012 season. He played in all of Kerry's Div 2A League games as they missed out on the final. He then lined out in the Christy Ring Cup in the first round Kerry had a shock loss to Wicklow. In the losers roounds they had another shock loss this time to Kildare.

In 2013 he was again part of the Kerry side that just missed out on a place in the Div 2A final and promotion to Div 1B. After a disappointing 2012 Christy Ring Cup Kerry regrouped to make it to the final for the third time in 4 seasons but lost out to a last minute goal to Down.



  1. "DIT defeat Carlow in Keogh Cup Final". RTÉ Sport. 2007-10-02. Retrieved 2010-03-24.
  2. "Kilkenny 2-24 Wexford 1-12". RTÉ Sport. 2007-07-01. Retrieved 2010-03-24.


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