8 reasons why Nicky English is a Tipperary hurling legend

As a player and as a manager English steered his county to September glory.

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NICKY ENGLISH IS one of Tipperary hurling’s most beloved figures. He steered the county to the top both as a player and as a manager, and won several other honours during his career.

The Lattin-Cullen club man is giving a tour of Croke Park on Saturday as part of the Bord Gáis Energy Legends Tour.

And to mark it we’ve put together some reasons why Tipp hurling fans regard him as such an icon.

1. The vital goal he hit when Tipperary ended their Munster hurling famine in 1987

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2. The brilliant return of 2-12 as Tipperary claimed All-Ireland glory in 1989

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3.  Helping Tipperary win another All-Ireland title in 1991

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4. Picking up six Allstar awards during his career

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5. Being brave enough to take punishment on the pitch

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6. Putting plenty scores on the board during his Tipp career

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7. Celebrating Munster hurling wins in style as a manager

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8. Bringing the Liam MacCarthy Cup back to Tipperary as manager in 2001

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