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Irish name  Donncha O hEislip
Years  Club
Nhl  1
Height  5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
All irelands  2
Position  Right wing-forward
Name  Denis Heaslip
Sport  Hurling
Kilkenny titles  0

Denis Heaslip (born 1934) is an Irish retired hurler who played as a right wing-forward for the Kilkenny senior team.

Born in Knocktopher, County Kilkenny, Heaslip first arrived on the inter-county scene when he first linked up with the Kilkenny senior team, making his debut in the 1957 championship. During his career Heaslip won two All-Ireland medals, three Leinster medals and one National Hurling League medal. He was an All-Ireland runner-up on two occasions.

Heaslip also represented the Leinster inter-provincial team on a number of occasions, winning one Railway Cup medal. At club level he played with Knocktopher.

His retirement came following Kilkenny's defeat by Tipperary in the 1964 All-Ireland final.

The 1957 Championship featured in The 1958 film Rooney where the main character in the film wore a Kilkenny Jersey in the line up. During the film it depicts a goal that was "scored" by the main character (Rooney) this was in fact Denis Heaslip's goal.

Team

Kilkenny
  • All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship (2): 1957, 1963
  • Leinster Senior Hurling Championship (3): 1957, 1959, 1964
  • National Hurling League (1): 1961-62
  • Leinster
  • Railway Cup (1): 1962
  • References

    Denis Heaslip Wikipedia


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