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Seán Silke

Seán Silke

Irish hurler
Seán Silke
The basics

Quick Facts

Intro Irish hurler
Is Athlete Hurler
From Ireland
Type Sports
Gender male
Birth 27 September 1950, Meelick, County Galway, Connacht, Ireland
Age: 69 years
Star sign LibraLibra
Education
Maynooth University
Awards
GAA GPA Hurling All Star 1975
GAA GPA Hurling All Star 1980
Sports Teams
Galway Senior Hurling Team
The details

Biography

Seán Silke (born 27 September 1950) is an Irish retired hurler who played as a centre-back for the Galway senior team.

Born in Meelick, County Galway, Silke first played competitive hurling in his youth. He made his first impression on the inter-county scene when he made his senior debut during the 1971-72 National Hurling League. Silke went on to play a key role for Galway for over a decade, and won one All-Ireland medal and one National Hurling League medal. He was an All-Ireland runner-up on three occasions.

As a member of the Connacht inter-provincial team at various times throughout his career, Silke won two Railway Cup medal. At club level he played with Meelick-Eyrecourt, winning junior and intermediate championship medals.

With St. Patrick's College, Maynooth, Silke won two Fitzgibbon Cup medals, the only time the college has been successful in the competition.

Throughout his career Silke made 27 championship appearances for Galway. His retirement came following the conclusion of the 1984 championship.

Silke is widely regarded as one of Galway's greatest-ever hurlers. He has often been voted onto teams made up of the sport's greats, including at centre-back on the Galway Hurling Team of the Millennium and on the Fitzgibbon Cup Team of the Century.

In retirement from playing, Silke became involved in team management and coaching. He has served as a selector with the Galway senior team, as well as manager of the Galway junior team and the Ireland hurling-shinty team.

Honours

Player

St Patrick's College, Maynooth
  • Fitzgibbon Cup (2): 1972-73, 1973–74
Galway
  • All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship (1): 1980
  • National Hurling League (1): 1974-75
Connacht
  • Railway Cup (2): 1980, 1982

Manager

Galway
  • National Hurling League (1): 2004

Individual

Awards
  • All-Star (2): 1975, 1980
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https://web.archive.org/web/20140222201907/http://www.hurlingstats.ie/person/id/3982
http://www.hurlingstats.ie/person/id/3982
http://www.independent.ie/sport/hurling/the-men-who-changed-the-face-of-galway-hurling-25965010.html
http://www.hoganstand.com/Galway/ArticleForm.aspx?ID=104281
http://www.advertiser.ie/galway/article/49036/three-galway-players-on-the-fitzgibbon-cup-team-of-the-century
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