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Hurling Goalkeeper of the Millennium Tipperary's Tony Reddin passes away at the age of 95

Reddin won three All-Ireland senior hurling medals with Tipperary during his career.

Tony Reddin pictured in Croke Park in July 2000 at the announcement of the Hurling Team of the Millennium.
Tony Reddin pictured in Croke Park in July 2000 at the announcement of the Hurling Team of the Millennium.
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TONY REDDIN, THE Hurling Goalkeeper of the Millennium, has passed away at the age of 95.

Reddin began his hurling career in action for Galway before then joining the Tipperary ranks. He played at club level for Mullagh (Galway) and Lorrha-Dorrha (Tipperary).

He won three All-Ireland senior hurling medals with Tipperary in 1949, 1950 and 1951 as well as Munster titles in each of those years.

Reddin was born Martin Charles Reddington in 1919 and Tipperary GAA’s official statement today explains how his name changed.

“When Tony crossed the Shannon to take up a farm job in Lorrha, he joined the local club where he almost immediately caused ripples of excitement with his unusual ability in North Championship games. Nicknamed “Thaudy” and with his family always known as the Reddins back in Galway, the locals in Lorrha thought it was “Tony” and hence became Tony Reddin and the name stuck.”

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The goalkeeper claimed five National League medals during his career in 1949, 1950, 1952, 1954 and 1955. Reddin was named goalkeeper on the Hurling Team of the Century in 1984 and in the same position on the Hurling Team of the Millennium in 2000.

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