Tuesday 27 June 2017

Tipperary hurling legend and member of 'Hell's Kitchen' fullback line passes away

Maher won five All-Ireland titles with Tipperary.
Maher won five All-Ireland titles with Tipperary.
Independent.ie Newsdesk

Independent.ie Newsdesk

Former Tipperary hurler Michael Maher has passed away after a long illness at the age of 87.

The five-time All-Ireland champion was a renowned member of the storied fullback - also containing John Doyle and Kieran Carey - that became known as 'Hell's Kitchen'.

Maher won All-Ireland titles in 1958, 1961, 1962, 1964 and 1965, and was a member of the last Tipp team to retain the Liam MacCarthy Cup - a feat Michael Ryan's current side will try to emulate in 2017.

After retiring as a player, Maher became the Tipperary County Board chairman and later a selector with the senior team.

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