by Brendan Cummins.
Brendan Cummins is a hurler who played as a goalkeeper for the Tipperary senior team.
Born in Ardfinnan, County Tipperary, Cummins arrived on the inter-county scene at the age of seventeen when he first linked up with the Tipperary minor football team, before later joining the
minor hurling team and the under-21 sides in both codes. He made his senior hurling debut in the 1993-94 National Hurling League. Cummins went on to play a key role as goalkeeper for twenty years, and won two All-Ireland medals, five Munster medals and three National Hurling League medals. He was an All-Ireland runner-up on three occasions.
Cummins represented the Munster inter-provincial team at various times throughout his career, winning two Railway Cup medals in 2000 and as captain in 2001. At club level he plays hurling with Ballybacon-Grange and football with sister club Ardfinnan.
Throughout his hurling career Cummins made a record 73 championship appearances for Tipperary. He announced his retirement from inter-county hurling on 17 October 2013.
Cummins is widely regarded as one of the greatest goalkeepers in the history of the game. He has been repeatedly voted onto teams made up of the sport's greats, and collected five All-Star awards during his career.
In January 2014, Cummins was unveiled as the new goalkeeping coach for the Kerry hurling team, working under Tipperary native Eamonn Kelly.