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Brian O'Meara (hurler)

 

Brian O'Meara (hurler)

Brian O'Meara
Personal information
Irish nameBriain Ó Meára
SportHurling
PositionFull-forward
Born (1990-03-27) 27 March 1990 (age 24)
Kilruane, County Tipperary, Ireland
Height6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
NicknameBuggy
OccupationStudent
Club(s)
YearsClub
Kilruane MacDonagh's
Thomas MacDonagh's
Club Titles
 FootballHurling
Tipperary titles10
Inter-county(ies)*
YearsCountyApps (scores)
2010–Tipperary6 (1-6)
Inter-county titles
Munster titles2
All Irelands1
NHL0
All Stars0
* Inter County team apps and scores correct as of 11:54, 1 November 2012.

Brian "Buggy" O'Meara (born 27 March 1990) is an Irish hurler who currently plays as a full-forward for the Tipperary senior team.[1]

O'Meara made his first appearance for the team during the 2010 championship and has become a regular player over the last few seasons. Since then he has won one Munster winners' medal.

At club level O'Meara is a county football championship medallist with divisional side Thomas MacDonagh's. He plays hurling with his local club Kilruane MacDonagh's.

Playing career

Club

O'Meara plays his club hurling and Gaelic football with the Kilruane MacDonagh's club.

In 2011 he was a member of the divisional Thomas MacDonagh's team that reached the final of the county football championship. Moyle Rovers provided the opposition. Thomas MacDonagh's were the winners by 0-9 to 0-7.[2]

Inter-county

O'Meara first came to prominence on the inter-county scene as a member of the Tipperary minor hurling team in 2008.

After enjoying little success in the minor grade, he later became a dual player in the under-21 grade in 2010. A 1-22 to 1-17 defeat of Clare in the provincial hurling decider gave O'Meara a Munster medal.[3] Tipp later played Galway in the All-Ireland final and went on to trounce the westerners by 5-22 to 0-12.[4] It was O'Meara's first All-Ireland medal in that grade.

That same year O'Meara was a key member of the Tipperary under-21 football team. He won a Munster medal that year as Tipp defeated Kerry by 1-7 to 1-6.[5] It was Tipperary's very first Munster title in that grade.

By this stage O'Meara was also a member of the Tipperary senior hurling team. He made his debut at full-forward in a Munster quarter-final defeat by Cork in 2010.[6] O'Meara was subsequently dropped from the team and played no part in Tipp's subsequent All-Ireland victory over Kilkenny.[7]

After remaining on the periphery of the team for 2011, O'Meara was back on the starting fifteen the following year. He began the year by winning a Waterford Crystal Cup medal following a 1-21 to 2-12 defeat of Clare.[8] A sbsequent 2-17 to 0-16 defeat of Waterford in the provincial decider gave him his first Munster medal on the field of play.[9] Tipperary later faced a humiliating 4-24 to 1-15 defeat by eventual champions Kilkenny in the All-Ireland semi-final.[10]

Honours

Team

Thomas MacDonagh's
Tipperary

References

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