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Sean Tyrrell RIP

By Mary Morgan Thu 15th Jan

Sean came to James Stephens GAA club when he was apprenticed as

a painter / decorator with Mick Tyrrell in 1950. He played with the

club throughout the decade. Sean was a powerful corner back and

team captain when they won the county junior title in 1955. He

went on to captain Kilkenny to the All Ireland junior hurling title in 1956.

He continued hurling until 1959.

Thereafter he became involved on the club committee as an

officer and team selector. He became a Kilkenny senior hurling

selector in 1970. He served as county board and Northern board

delegate until 2008, promoting and defending the cause of James

Stephens with common-sense, fairness and integrity, hallmarks of the

man. He served on a host of county board committees and was highly

respected for his sound advice and support. He succeeded Bill Cody as

president in 2002, a mark of the esteem in which he was held by the membership.

Sean’s family continue to have an extraordinary involvement in the GAA with members of his

family working actively in all three city clubs and grandchildren playing with all three clubs.

By Mary Morgan Thu 15th Jan

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