Tim Sweeney (hurler)

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Tim Sweeney (1929 – 1 January 2018) was an Irish sportsman. He played hurling with his local club Foneagh and was a member of the Galway senior inter-county team between 1949 and 1963[1].


Sweeney played in the All Ireland finals of 1955 where he played corner forward and was marked by Bobby Rackard and 1958.[1] He captained the Tribesmen to their sole victory in the Munster Hurling Championship when they beat Clare in 1961. They won on a scoreline of 2-13 to 0-7 with Sweeney scoring 6 points.[2] He was a member of the Galway team which won the Oireachtas title in 1958.[1]


He won back-to-back county titles with Fohenagh in 1959 and 1960.[1] He was on the Fohenagh team which lost the 1963 county final to Turloughmore.[3]


  1. ^ a b c d Glennon, Stephen. "Fifties star Sweeney could swingtheash with best of them". 2012 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Final Souvenir Supplement Connacht Tribune. 
  2. ^ "Galway Clear First Hurdle at Third Attempt". Rebel Óg Cork GAA. 
  3. ^ "Champions take third senior title". Turloughmore GAA. Retrieved 2012-09-29.