Ned Power – Hurling Revolutionary

Ned Power (1929–2007) was a Munster and All-Ireland winning hurling goalkeeper with the famous Waterford team of the 1950s and 60s.  He also played for and coached with his local clubs Dungarvan and Tallow.

In retirement from hurling, Power maintained a keen interest in coaching. A teacher by profession in Scoil Mhuire in Tallow, his coaching methods saw his club win almost every available county title between 1966 and 1980.

Ned_Power_and_Christy_RingNed died on November 15, 2007 after a long illness. His son, journalist Conor Power, wrote a book on Ned Power’s life, launched in 2009.

Our image, opposite, shows Ned in action against Cork, with the great Christy Ring challenging for the ball.

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