Tipp Hurling great Billy Devaney has died

Tipp Hurling great Billy Devaney has died

first_imgBefore that Liam won 2 Munster and All Ireland Minor hurling medals in 1952 and 53 with the Premier county.He played his club hurling with Borrisoleigh winning a county title in 1953 and went on to pick up the Texaco Hurler of the Year award in 1961.Uniquely he played in virtually every position with the exception of goalkeeper.Billy Devaney passed away earlier this evening and the loss of a true legend of hurling will be felt throughout the county and beyond. Tipperary hurling legend Liam “Billy” Devaney has passed away.The Borrisoleigh clubman had a glittering career in the blue and gold of Tipperary winning 5 All Ireland Senior Hurling medals with Tipperary as well as 6 Munster titles and 6 national league titles.His first All Ireland medal arrived in 1958 when he scored a goal in the final against Galway and he went on to win his further medals in 1961, 62, 64 and 65. He also won two Railway Cups with Munster.last_img

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