GPA Lifetime Achievement Award for Jimmy Finn from Borris Ileigh GAA Club

Next Saturday, September 19th, will be a very special day for Tipperary hurling legend Jimmy Finn from the Borris Ileigh club as he will be honoured by the Gaelic Players Association at the annual Former Players Event in the Hogan Suite, Croke Park at 2.30pm

Jimmy will be presented with the prestigious GPA Lifetime Achievement Awards for his contribution to hurling at a gathering of over 300 former county players. Former Kerry player and managerial legend Mick O’Dwyer will receive the football equivalent also at the event.

Jimmy won three senior All-Irelands with Tipperary in 1950, ’51 and ’58. He was only 19 years of age when as captain he collected the Liam McCarthy Cup in ‘51 which was the last of the 3 in a row for that great Tipperary side. With six National League medals, four Munster titles and four Railway Cups (two as a sub), one All-Ireland Minor title, one Munster Minor title, along with three Tipperary Senior Club Hurling titles Jimmy Finn had built a wonderful reputation for himself before an eye injury brought his career to an untimely end.

A stylish wing back Jimmy was also named on the Hurling Team of the Century and the Tipperary Hurling Team of the Century at right half back position.

Congratulations to Jimmy and his family on this wonderful recognition of another celebrated son of Borris Ileigh and Tipperary.

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