Frank Cummins (born November 1947 in Knocktopher, County Kilkenny) is a retired Irish sportsperson. He played hurling at various times with his local clubs Knocktopher in Kilkenny and Blackrock in Cork. Cummins was also a member of the Kilkenny senior inter-county team from the 1968 until 1984. He is widely regarded as one of Kilkenny’s greatest-ever players.
Cummins's status as one of the all-time greats is self-evident. He was a member of the great Kilkenny team of the 1970s and, in a senior inter-county career that lasted for sixteen years, he won seven All-Ireland titles, nine Leinster titles, three National Hurling League titles and six Railway Cup titles with Leinster.
Cummins has also been the recipient of many awards and honours off the field. In 1983, at the age of thirty-six, his hurling prowess earned him the prestigious Texaco Hurler of the Year award. He was later honoured in 2000 when he was named, by popular opinion, in his usual midfield position as a member of the greatest Kilkenny team of all-time.
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