Munster GAA Hall of Fame award for Limerick hurling legend Joe McKenna

Jerome O'Connell

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Munster GAA Hall of Fame award for Limerick hurling legend Joe McKenna

Joe McKenna

LIMERICK hurling legend Joe McKenna will be inducted into the Munster GAA Hall of Fame this weekend.

Former Limerick hurler and manager McKenna will be honoured at Saturday’s Munster GAA awards at Fota Island Resort.

McKenna, a native of Shinrone in Offaly, was a member of the Limerick team which won the 1973 All-Ireland.

During a 15-year inter-county career, he won four Munster SHC medals, a NHL title in 1984 and six All-Stars.

Between 1973 and 1985, McKenna played 30 times in championship hurling for Limerick - all in starting roles.

He towering South Liberties attacker scored 18 goals and 39-points in those 30 games. 

McKenna then managed the Limerick senior hurlers during 2005 and 2006.

After that, and continuing to do so, he was a key figure he setting up and maintaining the Underage Hurling Academy in Limerick.