Noel Skehan (born 6 December 1945 in Bennettsbridge, County Kilkenny) is an Irish retired sportsperson. He played hurling with his local Bennettsbridge club and was a member of the Kilkenny senior inter-county team from 1963 and 1985. Skehan is regarded as one of the greatest hurling goalkeepers of all-time.
Skehan's status as one of the all-time greats is self-evident. In a senior inter-county career that lasted for two decades he won a record nine All-Ireland titles (three of which were as a substitute), eight Leinster titles on the field of play, three National Hurling League titles and four Railway Cup titles with Leinster..
Skehan has also been the recipient of many awards and honours off the field. In 1982 his hurling prowess earned him the prestigious Texaco Hurler of the Year award. He is only the second goalkeeper to be presented with that award. Skehan also collected an impressive tally of seven All-Star awards.
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