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Paddy Quirke: Famous Naomh Eoin & Carlow Hurler & Footballer

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Paddy Quirke - Carlow Dual player who could have played with any county but remained loyal to his club & county

Paddy Quirke became one of the most respected players of his generation wearing the black and amber of Naomh Eoin and the green, red and yellow of Carlow. His peers in the game also knew that Paddy could shine even against the legends of hurling and football and during a long and illustrious career he earned the right to be chosen for Leinster in hurling and also football when the Railway Cups had great appeal amongst fans.

 

A sojourn through Paddy’s career profile of medals won in gaelic games in Carlow and on the national stages of hurling and football, will reveal that this player from a minnow county, is indeed worthy of the highest recognition in any Hall Of Fame collection.

A marvellous lenghty career, never sent off, dual player, trainer and even a delegate for his county to the Leinster Council, epitomises the drive and commitment of Naomh Eoin’s Paddy Quirke.

 

Tony Doran of Wexford fame said

‘Paddy was a player of such calibre he would have been a major asset to my own county, Kilkenny, Cork or Tipp, but a Carlow man he was and a Carlow man he stayed. One of the really best around for many years and also he had style and great strength in abundance’.

 

Naomh Eoin Appreciation for Paddy’s

‘This Is Your Sporting Life’ Tribute in February 2009by Derry JF Doody.

Men may come and men may go but Paddy Quirke’s name will rest with the greatest. For nigh on three decades he adorned the gaelic playing fields of Ireland in hurling and football.

The pride he exhibited for gaelic games spilled over to the men he played beside. The rank and file supporters who travelled everywhere to see his majestic prowess kicked every ball, caught every sliothar and felt the pain when he was down injured.

Our fans rejoiced at his skills when he outplayed his opponents and when the game was won or lost, simply stood in awe at another maestro performance.

Our club, Naomh Eoin, were endowed with a truly great son of the parish and we are mighty proud of the mammoth role he undertook for our club, on and off the field.

                                                                                                             

Gura Mhile Mhat Agat a Padraig - Naomh Eoin CLG

 

 

                    Roll Of Honour:

15 County Senior Hurling Medals:

1974/75/76/78/81/82/85/86/87/90/9192/93/94/95

12 County Senior Hurling League Medals:

1970/75/76/78/80/81//88/89/90/91/92/95

1 Co. Junior Hurling Medal:  2000

4 Co. U21 Hurling Medals: 1972/73/74/75

1 Co. Minor Hurling Medal: 1973

              CLUB FOOTBALL H0NOURS:

1 Co. Senior Football Medal   1986 (Double)

1 Co. Senior Football League Medal   1973(Div.1)

1 Co. Intermediate Football Medal    1996

INTER - COUNTYHONOURS - AWARDS

AND OTHER G.A.A. SERVICES

3 National Hurling League Medals  1974/78/81

1 Keogh Cup Medal  1986                       

2 Railway Cup Hurling Medals  1977/79

Chosen on Railway Cup Hurling teams

 1977 (sub); 1978/79/80/81

Chosen on Railway Cup Football teams  

1979/81

1 National Football League Medal  1985

Leinster Special U21 Hurling Medal 1974

Dual Replacement All Star 1980 (Man of Match V Kerry)

Represented Ireland (Shinty) V Scotland 1979

6 Eire Og All Star Hurling Awards 1973/76/78/79/85/93

4 Eire Og All Star Football Awards   1975/76/81/85  

Carlow Special Award   1980

Inter County Hurling Career Debut   1973 V Down  

Retired 1990 V Kildare - C’ship

Inter County Football Career Debut 1973  V Dublin N.F.L.Retired 1988 V Dublin C’ship

Played 31 Carlow Co. C’Ship Finals  Hurling and Football including replays

Carlow Senior Hurling & Football Teams

Played 104 Hurling Games & 100 Football

Carlow Teams Of The Century 

Chosen Midfield Hurling    Centre Forward Football

Trainer To Naomh Eoin Senior Hurlers  1975/85/86/87/88/89      

Football Trainer 1985

Trainer To Carlow Senior Hurlers  1986/87

Handball:

Carlow Co. Minor Champion

Never Sent Off In Entire Career

 

Carlow Leinster Council Delegate:  1980; 1981

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