Tipperary legend passes away

January 10, 2021

The late great Theo English.

Tipperary GAA is mourning the death of Theo English, considered to be one of the greatest hurlers the county has ever produced. 

The 90-year-old - who was named at midfield alongside former team-mate Mick Roche on the Tipperary hurling team of the century - won All-Ireland SHC titles with the county in 1958, 1961, 1962, 1964 and 1965.

The legendary Marlfield clubman holds the distinction of being involved in eight of Tipperary's All-Ireland SHC title wins, five as a player and three as a member of the management team. 

After retiring from the inter-county game, he was part of the management set-up in 1971 when Tipperary regained the All-Ireland SHC crown. He was selector again under manager 'Babs' Keating for the 1989 and 1991 triumphs.

English also won four Railway Cup medals, seven Munster SHC titles and eight National Leagues during a decorated playing career.

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