Cork Hurling Legend Says to Pull Together During This Crisis.

Blackrock and Cork Hurling Legend, says we have to all pull together, during this crisis.

Blackrock and Cork Hurling Legend, Jimmy Brohan is glad his cocooning is nearly over and he hopes to get out again for some exercise along Lough Mahon. As a regular walker on the nearby shoreline, he can’t wait to resume his strolls along the waterfront.

“Look we just have to keep going and beat this virus, and we can do it if everyone pulls together and help each other” said Jimmy last week.

This legendary Blackrock, Cork and Munster hurler and current President of Blackrock National Hurling Club, would love things to be back to normal, so he can catch up with his family, and all his friends and he wants to see some hurling played, as long as it is safe to do so.

In a wonderful hurling career, where Brohan was recognised as one of the best players in Ireland, he won an All-Ireland medal in 1954 and played corner back in the famous All-Ireland Final in 1956 between Cork and Wexford.  Jimmy Brohan also won two Cork Senior Hurling Championship medals, with Blackrock in 1956 and 1961.

Jimmy was a great friend of the legendary Christy Ring, and he played in many Railway Cup matches for Munster with Christy. He was a selector on the Cork three in a row team of 1976, 1977 and 1978.  The new hurling alley at Church Road is named after Jimmy Brohan.

Our best wishes to Jimmy.

Published by ferdiaomahony

Writer of local news and history, in the community of Mahon, Blackrock, Cork. Graduated from UCC, with a BA in History and Politics.

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