Padraic Maher

Padraic was born on February 9th 1989. Padraic plays for the Thurles Sarsfields club and made his Senior debut with the club in 2006. Padraic won All-Ireland Minor Hurling medals as a full-back in 2006 and 2007. Padraic also won a Munster Minor Hurling medal in 2007, Munster Under 21 Hurling medals in 2008 and 2010 (as Captain) and 4 Munster Senior Hurling medals (2009, 2011, 2012 and 2015). In 2010, Padraic won an All-Ireland Senior Hurling medal playing at left half-back in the final against Kilkenny. Padraic captained Tipperary to Munster and All-Ireland Under 21 honours in 2010, playing at centre-back in the Munster Final and at full-back in the All-Ireland Final.

With Durlas Og, Padraic won two County Under 16 A Hurling medals (2004 and 2005). He has also won 2 County Minor “A” Hurling medals (2006 and 2007), 2 County Minor “A” Football medals (2005 and 2006), 2 County Under 21 “A” Hurling medals (2008 and 2009) and 4 County Senior Hurling medal (2009, 2010, 2012 and 2014), winning the man of the match award in the 2009 County Senior Hurling Final. Padraic won a Munster Club Hurling medal in 2012. Padraic won the Corn Na Mac Leinn All Ireland Football title in 2007 with the Tipperary Institute. Padraic’s father Paddy won an All-Ireland Minor Hurling medal in 1980. Padraic made his National League debut as a substitute against Dublin in March 2009. Padraic made his Championship debut at wing-back against Cork in the 2009 Munster Senior Hurling Championship. Padraic was nominated for All-Star awards in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014 and 2015, winning an award at full-back in 2009, at left half-back in 2011 and at centre-back in 2014. Padraic was nominated for the 2009 Young Hurler of the Year award along with Noel McGrath and Joe Canning (Galway) and nominated for the 2011 Hurler of the Year award along with Michael Fennelly (Kilkenny) and Tommy Walsh (Kilkenny). Padraic lined out at centre-back for the Munster hurlers in the 2012 Inter-Provincial semi-final v Leinster. Padraic is the Senior Hurling team vice-captain for the 2015 season.

Padraic’s brother Ronan is also a member of the panel.

Championship debut – 2009 vs. Cork
Number of Appearances – 32
Scored – 0-6

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