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Nicky English: Lattin - Cullen & Tipperary Fame

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One Of Tipperary's Greatest Ever Forwards

Nicky English, the hurler from Lattin - Cullen, is one of many legendary Tipperary former stars held in high esteem by hurling gaels. Nicky’s rise to fame endured many agonising defeats, before a new dawn emerged in 1987, when Tipp finally overcame Cork, in a titanic Munster Final replay, and extra time, to become champions of Munster, for the first time, since 1971.

 

Foremost in the Tipperary hurling revival on the playing field was Nicky English. His flair, dash and scoring ability, won him legions of fans from all counties, whilst his great fairness and gentlemanly hurling in combat, earned him the respect of all his hurling peers. His immense hurling talents were unblemished in a glittering inter county career, that sprung to life with an All Ireland minor hurling medal in 1980, when he played at left corner forward.

In 1981 Tipp selectors promoted Nicky to their Under 21 team, and again success beckoned, with an All Ireland victory over Kilkenny. Recognition as an All Star also came in 1983, and he went on to win five more All Star awards and two All Ireland senior hurling medals.

One of hurling’s greatest ever forwards became Tipp manager in 1998. On Sunday 9 th September2001,

with Nicky in command, Tipp won the Liam McCarthy Cup for the first time since 1991.This was also Tipp’s silver jubilee of senior titles.

Nicky introduced his own brand of modern hurling to forward play, and brought a new dimension, which still blossoms in the 21 st century.

 

Roll Of Honour
Memorable Career Games:
All Ireland Senior Hurling Record:
1987 semi final: Galway 3 - 20 Tipperary 2 - 17
1988 semi final: Tipperary 3 - 15 Antrim 2 - 10
1988 final: Galway 1 - 15 Tipperary 0 - 14
1989 semi final: Tipperary 1 - 17 Galway 2 - 11
*1989 final: Tipperary 4 - 24 Antrim 3 - 9
1991 semi final:Tipperary 3 - 13 Galway 1 - 9
*1991 final: Tipperary 1 - 16 Kilkenny 0- 15
1993 semi final: Galway 1 - 16 Tipperary 1 - 14
Munster Senior Hurling:
1984 final: Cork 4 -15 Tipperary 3 - 14
1985 final: Cork 4 - 17 Tipperary 4 - 11
* 1987 final: Tipperary 1 - 18 Cork 1 - 18
Replay: Tipperary 4 - 22 Cork 1 - 22
(After extra time)
1988 final: Tipperary 2 - 19 Cork 1 - 13
1989 final: Tipperary 0 - 26 Waterford 2 - 8
1990 final: Cork 4 - 16 Tipperary 2 - 14
1991 final: Tipperary 2 - 16 Cork 4 - 10
Replay: Tipperary 4 - 19 Cork 4 - 15
1993 final: Tipperary 3 - 27 Clare 2 - 12
1996 final: Limerick 0 - 19 Tipperary 1 - 16
Replay: Limerick 4 - 7 Tipperary 0 - 16
Tipperary Manager Profile
1999/2000 N.H.L. final: Tipperary 1-14 Galway 1-10
2000/01 N.H.L. final: Tipperary 1 - 19 Clare 0 - 17
2001 Munster final: Tipperry 2 - 16 Limerick 1 - 17
2001All Ireland Final: Tipperary 2 - 18 Galway 2 - 15
Inter County Roll Of Honour Summary:
All Ireland Senior Hurling Medals: 1989: 1991
Munster Senior Hurling Medals: 1987/88/89/91/93
All Ireland U 21 Hurling Medal: 1981
All Ireland Minor Hurling Medal: 1980
All Star Awards: 1983/84/85/87/88/89:
Hurler Of Year: 1989
N.H.L. Medal: 1987/88
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