Tommy Walsh (hurler)

Tommy Walsh (hurler)

Thomas Walsh (born 5 May 1983) is an Irish hurler who currently plays as a right wing-back for the Kilkenny senior team. He joined the team during the 2002 championship and became a regular member of the starting fifteen the following year.

Walsh is regarded as one of the greatest players of all-time. He has won seven All-Ireland winner's medals, eight Leinster winner's medals and five National League winner's medal. He has ended up as an All-Ireland runner-up on two occasions.

Walsh has a number of personal achievements. He is the only player in Gaelic games history to have won nine consecutive All-Star awards, receiving one award for every year of his playing career. In 2009 he made a clean sweep of all the top individual awards, winning the All-Star, Texaco and GPA Hurler of the Year awards. That same year he was chosen on the Leinster team of the past twenty-five years.

At club level Walsh plays with Tullaroan, the all-time roll of honour leaders in club hurling in Kilkenny, however, during Walsh's playing days the team have failed to reach the summit of club hurling.

At international level Walsh has played for the composite rules shinty-hurling team, captaining his country to the title over Scotland in 2009.

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