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Dan Morrissey
Dan Morrissey
Personal information
Irish name Dónall Ó Muireasa
Sport Hurling
Position Left wing-back
Born (1993-04-20) 20 April 1993 (age 26)
Castleconnell, County Limerick, Ireland
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Occupation Tax accountant
Club(s)
Years Club
Ahane
Club titles
Limerick titles 0
Colleges(s)
Years College
2011-2015
University of Limerick
College titles
Fitzgibbon titles 1
Inter-county(ies)*
Years County Apps (scores)
2014-present
Limerick 21 (0-00)
Inter-county titles
Munster titles 1
All-Irelands 1
NHL 1
All Stars 1
*Inter County team apps and scores correct as of 12:50, 28 September 2019.

Daniel Morrissey (born 20 April 1993) is an Irish hurler who plays as a left wing-back for club side Ahane and at inter-county level with the Limerick senior hurling team.

Early life

Morrissey was born in Castleconnell, County Limerick. His brother, Tom Morrissey, also plays for Ahane and the Limerick senior hurling team.[1]

Playing career

University

During his studies at the University of Limerick, Morrissey was selected for the college's senior hurling team. On 11 March 2015, he won a Fitzgibbon Cup medal as UL defeated the Waterford Institute of Technology by 2-18 to 1-14 in a replay of the final at Páirc Uí Rinn.[2]

Club

Morrissey joined the Ahane club at a young age and played in all grades at juvenile and underage levels before joining the club's senior team.

Inter-county

Minor and under-21

Morrissey first played for Limerick at minor level. He made his first appearance on 25 June 2010 in a 1-17 to 2-12 defeat by Clare in the Munster Championship.[3] Morrissey was eligible for the minor grade again in 2011, however, his season ended with a 4-17 to 3-15 defeat by Waterford.[4]

Morrissey subsequently joined the Limerick under-21 hurling team. He made his first appearance on 18 July 2012 in a 1-16 to 1-11 defeat by Tipperary.[5] Morrissey's three successive seasons with the team ended without success.

Senior

Morrissey made his senior debut for Limerick on 23 February 2014, replacing Gavin O'Mahony for the final 12 minutes of a National Hurling League game against Antrim at the Gaelic Grounds.[6] He was an unused substitute for the subsequent championship campaign.

On 12 March 2017, Morrissey scored his first point for Limerick in a 6-33 to 1-19 defeat of Laois in the National League.[7]

Morrissey was named man of the match, beating Kilkenny's Eoin Murphy and his brother Tom, following Limerick's All-Ireland quarter-final defeat of Kilkenny on 15 July 2018.[8]

On 19 August 2018, Morrissey was at left wing-back when Limerick won their first All-Ireland title in 45 years after a 3-16 to 2-18 defeat of Galway in the final.[9] He ended the season by winning an All-Star Award.[10][11]

On 31 March 2019, Morrissey was selected at left wing-back for Limerick's National League final meeting with Waterford at Croke Park. He collected a winners' medal following the 1-24 to 0-19 victory.[12] On 30 June 2019, Morrissey won a Munster Championship medal at left wing-back following Limerick's 2-26 to 2-14 defeat of Tipperary in the final.[13]

Career statistics

As of match played 27 July 2019.
Team Year National League Munster All-Ireland Total
Division Apps Score Apps Score Apps Score Apps Score
Limerick 2014 Division 1B 2 0-00 0 0-00 0 0-00 2 0-00
2015 6 0-00 1 0-00 2 0-00 9 0-00
2016 4 0-00 1 0-00 1 0-00 6 0-00
2017 1 0-01 1 0-00 1 0-00 3 0-01
2018 7 0-00 4 0-02 4 0-00 15 0-00
2019 Division 1A 7 0-01 5 0-00 1 0-00 13 0-01
Career total 27 0-02 12 0-00 9 0-00 48 0-02

Honours

University of Limerick
Limerick
Individual

References

  1. ^ Moynihan, Michael (17 July 2018). "Dan Morrissey wants Limerick to keep hitting high notes". Irish Examiner. Retrieved 2018.
  2. ^ Duffy, Cóilín (11 March 2015). "UL crowned the Independent.ie Fitzgibbon Cup champions after replay win over WIT". Irish Independent. Retrieved 2018.
  3. ^ "Arthur's accuracy the catalyst as Clare march on". Irish Examiner. 26 June 2010. Retrieved 2018.
  4. ^ Murphy, John (27 June 2011). "Bennett edges Déise home in epic battle". Irish Examiner. Retrieved 2018.
  5. ^ O'Flynn, Diarmuid (19 July 2012). "Maher ends Treaty defence". Irish Examiner. Retrieved 2018.
  6. ^ Buckley, Brendan (24 February 2014). "Limerick's lethal forwards run riot". Irish Examiner. Retrieved 2018.
  7. ^ "Hegarty wreaks havoc in ruthless Limerick's demolition job". Irish Independent. 12 March 2017. Retrieved 2018.
  8. ^ Duffy, Emma (16 July 2018). "Do you agree with the All-Ireland SHC quarter-final man-of-the-match winners?". The 42. Retrieved 2018.
  9. ^ McGoldrick, Seán (19 August 2018). "Limerick are All Ireland hurling champions for the first time in 45 years following epic victory over Galway". Irish Independent. Retrieved 2018.
  10. ^ "All Star hurling nominees: 15 Limerick players in contention". Hogan Stand. 13 September 2018. Retrieved 2018.
  11. ^ "Treaty lead the way with six hurling All-Stars". RTÉ Sport. 2 November 2018. Retrieved 2018.
  12. ^ O'Toole, Fintan (31 March 2019). "Limerick end 22-year with for league honours in style with final win over Waterford". The 42. Retrieved 2019.
  13. ^ O'Toole, Fintan (30 June 2019). "More glory for Limerick as they lift Munster crown with 12-point win over Tipperary". The 42. Retrieved 2019.

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