Jim English

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Jim English
Personal information
Irish nameSéamus Inglis
SportHurling
PositionRight wing-back
BornOctober 1932
Templeludigan, County Wexford, Ireland
Died23 February 2008
Muine Bheag, County Carlow, Ireland
Height5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
OccupationForeman
Club(s)
YearsClub
1950–1960
1960–1970
Rathnure
Erin's Own
Inter-county(ies)
YearsCounty
1952–1964Wexford
Inter-county titles
Leinster titles5
All Irelands3
NHL2
 
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Jim English
Personal information
Irish nameSéamus Inglis
SportHurling
PositionRight wing-back
BornOctober 1932
Templeludigan, County Wexford, Ireland
Died23 February 2008
Muine Bheag, County Carlow, Ireland
Height5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
OccupationForeman
Club(s)
YearsClub
1950–1960
1960–1970
Rathnure
Erin's Own
Inter-county(ies)
YearsCounty
1952–1964Wexford
Inter-county titles
Leinster titles5
All Irelands3
NHL2

Jim English (October 1932 – 23 February 2008) was an Irish hurler who played as a right wing-back for the Wexford senior team from 1952 until 1964.[1]

English made his first appearance for the team during the 1952 championship and became a regular player over the next decade. During that time he won three All-Ireland winner's medals, five Leinster winner's medals and two National Hurling League winners' medals. In 1956 English captained the team to the All-Ireland title.[2]

At club level, Maher enjoyed a successful career with Rathnure in Wexford and later with Erin's Own in Carlow. He won numerous club championship winners' medals in both codes.

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Early life

Jim English was born in Ballindoney, County Wexford in 1932. Son of Thomas & Mary Kate, Brothers Paddy, Tommy, Matty, John, Joe & Sisters Maggie (Rowe) Maureen (Walsh) He grew up on the family farm and from a young age he showed a great interest in the game of hurling. English was educated locally and later attended New Ross CBS where he first tasted hurling success.

Playing career

Club

English played his club hurling with the famous Rathnure club in Wexford. He enjoyed much success year over a fifteen-year career at senior level. English later transferred to the Erin’s Own club in Muine Bheag.

Inter-county

English first played for Wexford in the 1950 Leinster minor championship against Kilkenny. The following year he joined the senior side and was a substitute when Wexford won the Leinster Championship title, however, they were beaten by Tipperary in the All-Ireland final. Three years later in 1954 English was a full member of the team. That year he won his first Leinster title, however, Wexford lost out to Cork in the All-Ireland final. In 1955 he captured his second provincial title. Once again Wexford qualified for the All-Ireland final, however, on this occasion English ended the day with an All-Ireland medal following a win over Galway.

In 1956 English was captain of Wexford as his native-county claimed a National Hurling League title and a third Leinster title in-a-row. Wexford later played Cork in one of the most famous All-Ireland finals of all-time. It was the day that an Art Foley save denied Christy Ring a ninth All-Ireland medal. English, on the other hand, ended the day with a second All-Ireland medal. In 1958 he won his second National League medal before winning a fourth Leinster medal in 1960. That year English also captured his third All-Ireland medal following a win over Tipperary. He retired from inter-county hurling in 1962. His other honours include two Railway Cup medals with Leinster.

Retirement

In retirement from play English maintained a keen interest in hurling. In 1972 he was elected Leinster Council delegate for Carlow, serving in that position until 1992. That year English became Chairman of the Carlow County Board.

References

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Nick O'Donnell
Wexford Senior Hurling Captain
1956
Succeeded by
Tom Ryan
Achievements
Preceded by
Eoin Kelly
All-Ireland Senior Hurling Final
winning captain

2011
Succeeded by
Incumbent

Teams