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John O’Brien – Tipperary Player Profile


Age 32              Height 6ft 1in                Weight 14st

John was born on January 1st 1982 and plays for the Toomevara club. He made his Senior inter-county debut vs. Laois in the 2001 Allianz Hurling League. John has won a Munster minor hurling medal (1999), 2 All-Ireland Senior Hurling medals (2001 and 2010), 5 Munster Senior medals (2001, 2008, 2009, 2011 and 2012) and a Munster Under 21 hurling medal (2003). John won the RTE Man of the Match award in the 2008 Munster Senior Hurling Final, scoring 1-4 from wing-forward. He lined out at corner-forward for the Tipperary Senior Hurling team which won the 2010 All-Ireland Senior Hurling title, scoring 2 points from play in the final.

John has won 7 county senior hurling medals with Toomevara and 2 Munster Club medals in 2004 and 2006. He is a brother of former Tipperary hurler, Paddy. John won the man of the match award in the 2000, 2001 and 2006 County Senior Hurling Finals, scoring scoring 2-1, 1-5 and 1-6 respectively. He won an Allianz Hurling League medal as a second half forward substitute in 2008. John was nominated for an All-Star in 2010.


Championship debut – 2001 vs. Limerick

Number of Appearances – 34

Scored – 3-45