Bord Gáis Energy Legends Tour with Seán McMahon
The 2013 Bord Gáis Energy Legends Tour Series continues on Saturday 17th August with Clare hurling legend Seán McMahon.
The two-time All-Ireland winner and three-time All Star will join staff of the GAA Museum on a unique tour of Croke Park on the eve of the first of this year's GAA All-Ireland senior hurling championship semi-finals.
Seán made his senior debut for Clare in 1994 and enjoyed a glittering career for the next 12 years. The free scoring centre-back had many inspired days on the hurling pitch, none more so than in the 1995 Munster semi-final against Cork when he played on after breaking his collarbone during the game. Clare won that day and went on to win an historic All-Ireland title in September. Seán was named Texaco Hurler of the Year. There was more All-Ireland success for Seán and his Clare team-mates in 1997.
Throughout his playing career he gained the respect of hurling fans everywhere with his battling performances and his remarkable ability to find scores from his defensive berth. In all, he scored 97 points in 51 games. This is an impressive tally for any hurler, but a remarkable one for a defender.
At club level, Seán played with St. Joseph’s Doora-Barefield. He enjoyed some success at underage level before finally winning a senior county championship in 1998. Provincial success followed and on St. Patrick’s Day in 1999, Seán won a coveted All-Ireland club championship medal as St. Joseph’s defeated Rahnure. He won a second county and provincial club championship title in 1999, and a third county title in 2001.
In his book Raising the Banner, legendary Clare hurling manager Ger Loughnane said of Seán: "There are men, then there are men, then there's Sean McMahon".
Booking is essential as places are limited.
Adult - €15.00
Child - €8.50
Student/Senior - €10.00
Family - €40.00