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David Burke (Galway hurler)

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Irish name  Daithi de Burca
Position  Midfield
Years  Club
Name  David Burke
Height  1.83 m
All stars  2
Nhl  1
Sport  Hurling
Occupation  Teacher
2007-  St Thomas\'
Role  Hurler
All ireland titles  1
Fitzgibbon titles  1

Born  7 January 1990 (age 25) Ballinasloe, Ireland (1990-01-07)

David Burke (born 7 January 1990) is an Irish hurler who plays as a midfielder or half forward for the Galway senior team.

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David Burke (Galway hurler)

Burke joined the team in 2010 and immediately became a regular member of the starting fifteen. He has won one Leinster winners' medal and one National Hurling League winners' medal.

At club level Burke plays with St Thomas'.

Club

Burke plays his club hurling with St Thomas'. His honours include a County Minor A Championship from 2008 and also a County U-21 A Championship from 2011. Burke was captain of the St.Thomas's team on both occasions. David Burke also won a County Senior championship in 2012 and an All Ireland Club championship in 2013.

Inter-county

Burke first came to prominence on the inter-county scene as a member of the Galway minor hurling team. In 2008 he lined out in the All-Ireland final, however, Kilkenny accounted for the westerners.

Two years later Burke had joined the Galway under-21 team and lined out in that year's championship decider.

Burke made his senior debut in championship against Wexford which many believed would be a success for him and his team after they were crowned National Hurling League champions.He is probably described by many as one of the best midfielders in the county panel.

In 2011, Burke was a key member of the victorious Galway All-Ireland Under 21 Championship winning team.

In 2012, Burke was an ever present member of the Galway team which won the Leinster Senior Hurling Championship for an historic first time. He played at right half forward on the Galway team which defeated Kilkenny on a scoreline of 2-21 to 2-11. Burke scored one of the most memorable points of the Championship in the second half of the Leinster final against Kilkenny, which ended in that historic victory for the county. His performances continued to be outstanding in Galway's run to the All-Ireland Final, where they were defeated by Kilkenny after a replay. In October 2012, as recognition for his terrific season for the county, Burke received his first All Star Award.

In 2015, Burke was a key player at midfield in Galway's run to the All-Ireland Final, where they were defeated by Kilkenny. His outstanding form in the championship earned him his second All-Star Award in November 2015. At the beginning of the 2016 season, Burke became captain of the Galway senior hurling team. In November 2016, Burke received his third All-Star award after another outstanding year.

Club

  • Galway Senior Hurling Championship (2): 2012, 2016
  • All-Ireland Senior Club Hurling Championship (1): 2012-13
  • College

  • Fitzgibbon Cup (1): 2011
  • County

  • Walsh Cup (1): 2010
  • National Hurling League (1): 2010
  • Leinster Senior Hurling Championship (1): 2012
  • All-Ireland Under-21 Hurling Championship (1): 2011
  • Awards

  • All-Stars (3): 2012, 2015, 2016
  • References

    David Burke (Galway hurler) Wikipedia


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