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Patrick Oliver Walsh (13 July 1937 – 9 March 1996), better known as Ollie Walsh, was an Irish sportsperson. He played hurling with the Kilkenny senior inter-county team from 1956 until 1972 and subsequently served as manager of the team from 1990 until 1995. Walsh is widely regarded as one of the greatest goalkeepers of all-time. In a senior inter-county career that lasted for sixteen years he won four All-Ireland titles, nine Leinster titles, two National Hurling League titles and four Railway Cup titles.

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  • Patrick Oliver Walsh (13 July 1937 – 9 March 1996), better known as Ollie Walsh, was an Irish sportsperson. He played hurling with the Kilkenny senior inter-county team from 1956 until 1972 and subsequently served as manager of the team from 1990 until 1995. Walsh is widely regarded as one of the greatest goalkeepers of all-time. In a senior inter-county career that lasted for sixteen years he won four All-Ireland titles, nine Leinster titles, two National Hurling League titles and four Railway Cup titles.
  • Patrick Oliver Walsh (13 July 1937 – 9 March 1996), commonly known as Ollie Walsh, was an Irish hurling manager and player who played for Kilkenny Championship club Thomastown. He was a member of the Kilkenny senior hurling team for 17 seasons, during which time he lined out as a goalkeeper. Noted for his unique style which, included blocking the sliotar, side-stepping two or three paces before a long clearance, Walsh is regarded as one of the greatest goalkeepers in the history of the game.
  • Patrick Oliver Walsh (13 July 1937 – 9 March 1996), commonly known as Ollie Walsh, was an Irish hurling manager and player who played for Kilkenny Championship club Thomastown. He was a member of the Kilkenny senior hurling team for 17 seasons, during which time he lined out as a goalkeeper. Noted for his unique style, which included blocking the sliotar, side-stepping two or three paces before a long clearance, Walsh is regarded as one of the greatest goalkeepers in the history of the game.
  • Patrick Oliver Walsh (13 July 1937 – 9 March 1996), commonly known as Ollie Walsh, was an Irish hurler and hurling manager. His career included All-Ireland Championship victories as a player and later as a manager with the Kilkenny senior hurling team. Noted for his swashbuckling style, which included blocking, side-stepping his opponents and clearing the sliotar down the field, Walsh is regarded as one of the greatest goalkeepers in the history of the game. He was named Texaco Hurler of the Year in 1967, and was also selected on the Gaelic Weekly Team of the Year on three occasions.
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  • Patrick Oliver Walsh (13 July 1937 – 9 March 1996), better known as Ollie Walsh, was an Irish sportsperson. He played hurling with the Kilkenny senior inter-county team from 1956 until 1972 and subsequently served as manager of the team from 1990 until 1995. Walsh is widely regarded as one of the greatest goalkeepers of all-time. In a senior inter-county career that lasted for sixteen years he won four All-Ireland titles, nine Leinster titles, two National Hurling League titles and four Railway Cup titles. Walsh was also the recipient of various awards and honours off the field. In 1967 he earned the Texaco Hurler of the Year award, becoming the first goalkeeper to win the title. He also won two consecutive Poc Fada titles in 1962 and 1963 and was considered unlucky not to be named on either the GAA Hurling Team of the Century or the GAA Hurling Team of the Millennium. As a manager Walsh had much success with his own native county. Between 1990 and 1995 he guided Kilkenny to back-to-back All-Ireland titles, three Leinster titles and a National Hurling League title.
  • Patrick Oliver Walsh (13 July 1937 – 9 March 1996), commonly known as Ollie Walsh, was an Irish hurling manager and player who played for Kilkenny Championship club Thomastown. He was a member of the Kilkenny senior hurling team for 17 seasons, during which time he lined out as a goalkeeper. Noted for his unique style which, included blocking the sliotar, side-stepping two or three paces before a long clearance, Walsh is regarded as one of the greatest goalkeepers in the history of the game.
  • Patrick Oliver Walsh (13 July 1937 – 9 March 1996), commonly known as Ollie Walsh, was an Irish hurling manager and player who played for Kilkenny Championship club Thomastown. He was a member of the Kilkenny senior hurling team for 17 seasons, during which time he lined out as a goalkeeper. Noted for his unique style, which included blocking the sliotar, side-stepping two or three paces before a long clearance, Walsh is regarded as one of the greatest goalkeepers in the history of the game.
  • Patrick Oliver Walsh (13 July 1937 – 9 March 1996), commonly known as Ollie Walsh, was an Irish hurler and hurling manager. His career included All-Ireland Championship victories as a player and later as a manager with the Kilkenny senior hurling team. After beginning his career at club level with Thomastown, Walsh joined the Kilkenny minor team as a 15-year-old in 1953 and won a Leinster Minor Championship in 1955. After a brief stint with the junior side, he was promoted to the Kilkenny senior team in 1956. From his debut, Walsh was ever-present as a goalkeeper and made a total of 42 championship appearances in a career that ended with his last game in 1972. During that time he was part of five All-Ireland Championship-winning teams – in 1957, 1963, 1967, 1969 and 1972. Walsh also secured 10 Leinster Championship medals and two National Hurling League medals. After his playing career, Walsh found success as both a club and inter-county manager. After gaining managerial experience with the Carlow senior hurling team, he guided his own Thomastown club to a Kilkenny Intermediate Championship title in 1983. After a hugely successful tenure with the Kilkenny junior team, Walsh managed the senior team to several All-Ireland Chmapionship, Leinster Championship and National League successes over a five-year period. Noted for his swashbuckling style, which included blocking, side-stepping his opponents and clearing the sliotar down the field, Walsh is regarded as one of the greatest goalkeepers in the history of the game. He was named Texaco Hurler of the Year in 1967, and was also selected on the Gaelic Weekly Team of the Year on three occasions.
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