Ger Cunningham (born 30 August 1961 in Cork, Ireland) is an Irish former sportsperson. He played hurling with his local club St. Finbarr's and was a member of the Cork senior inter-county team from 1981 until 1998. Cunningham is regarded as one of the greatest hurling goalkeepers of all-time.
Cunningham's status as one of Cork's all-time greats is self-evident. In a senior inter-county career that lasted for eighteen years he won three All-Ireland titles, seven Munster titles, three National Hurling League titles and three Railway Cup titles with Munster. Cunningham also won an unprecedented seven consecutive All-Ireland poc fada titles between 1984 and 1990. His tally of 50 consecutive senior championship appearances in goal is a record for any Cork goalkeeper.
Cunningham has also been the recipient of many awards and honours off the field. In 1986 his hurling prowess earned him the prestigious Texaco Hurler of the Year award. He is only the third goalkeeper to be presented with that award. Cunningham was later honoured in 2000 when he was named, by popular opinion, in the goalkeeping position on the Cork Hurling Team of the Century.
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“While the hollow oak our palace is,
Our heritage the sea.”
—Allan Cunningham (17841842)