Dunne finally begins life at hurling’s top table

Great piece about our exiles here


London’s opening game against Carlow this weekend will begin an unlikely journey in the Leinster hurling championship for one Tipperary man. Tony Dunne came from a talented bunch of hurlers which won an All-Ireland Minor hurling final in 2006, under the stewardship of Liam SheedyImage.

The minor full-forward tasted glory that year with fifteen of Tipperary’s current senior hurling panel. Like many of his former team-mates the progression to senior hurling with the premier county seemed to be the next step for the Burgess native. Dunne moved to London in late 2009 as there was no opportunity of employment in Ireland after he finished his honours degree in Edinburgh.

A talented athlete, he has played football for his county, from minor to senior level. In 2006, he also represented Ireland in the u17 International Rules series. He travelled to play against Australia with players like Dublin’s Kevin Nolan and…

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