Seán O'Meara (Tipperary hurler)

Irish hurler

Seán O'Meara
Personal information
Irish name Seán Ó Meára
Sport Hurling
Position Full-forward
Born 1951
County Tipperary, Ireland
Died 6 February 2010 (aged 58)
County Tipperary, Ireland
Nickname Big Johnny
Occupation Post office employee
Years Club
Kilruane MacDonaghs
Club titles
  Football Hurling
Tipperary titles 1 3
Years County Apps (scores)
Tipperary 1 (0-00)
Inter-county titles
Munster titles 0
All-Irelands 0
All Stars 0

Seán O'Meara (1951 - 6 February 2010) was an Irish hurler. At club level he played with Kilruane MacDonaghs and was also a member of the Tipperary senior hurling team.


O'Meara first played hurling and Gaelic football at juvenile and underage levels with the Kilruane MacDonaghs club.[1] He won a North Tipperary U21AFC title in 1970 before captaining the under-21 hurlers to divisional honours two years later. By that stage O'Meara had already joined the club's senior team after making his debut in 1970. He won a Tipperary SFC title in 1975 before later being part of the Kilruane senior hurling team that won three consecutive Tipperary SHC titles from 1977 to 1979.[2]

At inter-county level, O'Meara never played at minor or under-21 levels as a hurler, however, he was drafted onto the Tipperary under-21 football team in 1972. His performances at club level resulted in O'Meara being called-up to the Tipperary senior hurling team for the 1977 Munster SHC. He made his only appearance in a drawn match with Clare as a broken finger prevented him from lining out in the replay.[3] In retirement from playing, O'Meara served as a coach and selector at various levels with Kilruane MacDonaghs.[4]


O'Meara died on 6 February 2010, aged 58.[5]


Kilruane MacDonaghs


  1. ^ "The proud and rich tradition of Kilruane MacDonaghs". Tipp FM website. 5 June 2020. Retrieved 12 March 2022.
  2. ^ "Kilruane MacDonagh's Championship Sucess 1975". Séamus J. King website. 25 October 2009. Retrieved 12 March 2022.
  3. ^ "Tipperary teams: 1970-1979". Premier View website. Retrieved 12 March 2022.
  4. ^ "Sean (Johnny) O Meara". Kilruane MacDonaghs GAA website. Retrieved 12 March 2022.
  5. ^ "The death has occurred of Sean (Johnny) O'MEARA". 7 February 2010. Retrieved 12 March 2022.

External link

  • Seán O'Meara player profile