Kilkenny pair on Fitzgibbon Team of Century

TWO Kilkenny hurlers have been named on the Fitzgibbon Cup Team of the Century.

TWO Kilkenny hurlers have been named on the Fitzgibbon Cup Team of the Century.

Ted Carroll was named as centre-back on the star selection. A winner of two Fitzgibbon Cup medals with UCD in 1959 and 1960, Ted Carroll was one of the first Kilkenny players to achieve national honours at university and inter-county level. He went on to three All-Ireland medals, and was named hurler of the year in 1969. He and his brother Mick were the first set of twins to play together on a Fitzgibbon Cup-winning side, with UCD in 1960.

Kilkenny’s second award winner is Henry Shefflin, who was a Fitzgibbon Cup medallist with Waterford IT in 1999 and 2000. He was also the top scorer in two finals, and was twice a runner-up in the competition. Shefflin now has eight All-Ireland senior hurling medals and ten All-Stars.

The team was selected by the GAA’s Higher Education committee, drawing from a shortlist of 75 players over 100 years of the competition.

Team of the Century: Tommy Daly (UCD & Clare/Dublin), Seamus Hickey (UL & Limerick), Niall McInerney (UCG & Clare/Galway), John Grainger (UCC & Cork), Seán Silke (Maynooth & Galway), Ted Carroll (UCD & Kilkenny), Eamonn Corcoran (WIT & Tipperary), Paul O’Connor (UCC & Cork), Jim Hurley (UCC & Cork), Henry Downey (QUB & Derry), John O’Halloran (UCC & Cork), Pat Henchy (UCC/UCD & Clare), Nicky English (UCC & Tipperary), Joe Canning (LIT & Galway), Henry Shefflin (WIT & Kilkenny).