Legendary Left corner-forward Cork Hurler Seanie O leary dies at 69

Seanie O leary Death – Cause Of Death: Legendary Left corner-forward Cork Hurler Seanie O leary has died on 1st December 2021 at the age of 69 in  Youghal, a seaside resort town in County Cork, Ireland located on the estuary of the River Blackwater, the town is a former military and economic center.

He was born on 25th February in the year 1952 in Youghal, County Cork, Ireland. Seánie O’ Leary scored 30 goals in 36 championship appearances for Cork. He was All-Ireland SHC Four-time winner O’Leary was one of the greatest goal poachers in the game. All-Ireland SHC is an annual inter-county hurling competition organised by the Gaelic Athletic Association. It is the highest inter-county hurling competition in Ireland.

O’Leary won his first Munster medal following a 1–12 to 2–4 defeat of Tipperary, his victoy in the competition gained Cork an advance to an All-Ireland final meeting with Kilkenny. O’Leary finished the game with 1–1 and gain his first All-Ireland medal as Cork won by 2–15 to 3–6. Seanie O leary’s obituary and funeral plans will be released by his family in a comfortable time.

Tributes have bee paid to the hurling legend, some of which are: Corkhurlers says ” Today we have lost one of our true greats. Seanie O leary was a class apart and to hear of his passing has saddened @corkhurlers1 supporters all over the World. We offer our sincere sympathy to Seanie’s family & friends, what a hurler & what a man for the big occasion RIP Seanie.

Stephen Gleeson says “Beautiful goal by Seanie O Leary. What a first touch. Ghosted away to space and put the ball in the net. Great commentary too from Micheal O Hehir. Jimmy Barry Murphy to Seanie O Leary.. Names etched forever in hurling folklore #Hurling.”

“Sorry to hear about the legendary Seanie O Leary RIP. He was a thorn in Tipp teams side for years but was so well respected by all. So many hurlers in Tipperary Game Of My Life referenced his goal in ’84. He was a heartbreaker in Tipp & a hero in Cork. Class corner forward.”

Noel Mc Inerney “RIP Seanie O Leary, fantastic ability to be in the right place every time,four senior All Ireland hurling medals,two under 21 ,two minor ,9 Munster medals and 3 All stars,Ar dheis De go raibh a hanam Dilis.”

Photo credit – Cork GAA Retro

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