Tipp Legend Brendan Cummins Retires

Brendan Cummins retires from inter-county hurling

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Long-serving Tipperary goalie Brendan Cummins (Ballybacon-Grange) has announced his retirement from inter-county hurling.

The Tipperary GAA County Board would like to put on record our appreciation for the long years of service and commitment given by Brendan in the Blue and Gold jersey and wish him every health and happiness in the future.
Cummins ends Tipp career – Irish Examiner

Brendan Cummins Player Profile

Brendan who was born on May 11, 1975 plays for Ballybacon-Grange. A bank official by profession, he won 2 All-Ireland medals, 5 Munster SH medals, 4 National League medals and an All-Ireland Under-21 medal in 1995. Brendan was part of the Tipperary Senior Hurling panel from 1993 to his retirement in 2013. Brendan was selected as goalie on the 2000, 2001, 2003, 2008 and 2010 All-Star teams and won man of the match in the 2001 National Hurling League final. Brendan scored a point from a long range free in the 2010 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Final against Kilkenny. Brendan captained Tipperary to the 2012 Waterford Crystal Cup title.

Brendan has won the All-Ireland Poc Fada title in the Cooley Mountains on seven occasions to date in 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2011, 2012 and 2013. He is also an accomplished footballer and played for a number of years as a forward with the Tipperary Senior football team, playing in 16 Championship matches. His father John played for Tipp and Munster footballers and coached Waterford senior footballers in 1999. Brendan kept 22 clean sheets in his championship career. Brendan amassed more Inter-County Senior Hurling Championship appearances than any other player, passing Christy Ring’s total of 65 appearances in the 2011 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Semi-Final against Dublin before finishing with a total of 73 appearances. Brendan was part of the Munster hurling panel in the Inter-Provincial competition in 1996, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2008, 2009 and 2013 winning 4 medals (1996, 2000, 2001 (as captain) and 2013). Brendan was part of the Munster football panel which lost to Leinster in the 1998 Inter-Provincial semi-final.

Championship debut – 1995 vs. Waterford
Number of Appearances – 73
Scored – 0-1

 

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