Wednesday, 24 February 2010
Damien Fitzhenry retires!
Damien Fitzhenry was one of the leading lights of the Irish hurling scene. He retired from the sport last week at the ripe old age of 35. Here's our tribute to another great Fitzhenry.... shamelessly gleaned from all the other tribute articles in the Irish press.
Damien Fitzhenry was born in Enniscorthy, County Wexford in 1974, the youngest of 15 children.
Back in 1991, this article showed the multi-talented sporting Fitzhenrys making up half the Duffry Rovers gaelic football team, with three of Damien's sisters featuring in the Duffry camogie team.
Here is his entry on Wikipedia detailing his hurling exploits for Wexford.
And here's a You-tube clip with an interview with our man and there are many more clips on You-tube showing just how fast and furious hurling can be!
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written by Jo Fitz-Henry