Tipperary County Board would like to thank Brendan Cummins for his wonderful contribution to Gaelic Games in Tipperary and nationally following the announcement of his retirement from inter-county hurling last week.
Brendan represented the county at all levels of hurling and football in a career spanning over 20 years.
During that time, he won two All-Ireland senior hurling medals, five Munster SH medals, four National League medals and an All-Ireland Under-21 medal in 1995.
Brendan was part of the Tipperary Senior Hurling panel from 1993 to his retirement in 2013.
He was selected as goalkeeper on the 2000, 2001, 2003, 2008 and 2010 All-Star teams and won man of the match in the 2001 National Hurling League final.
Brendan always represented Tipperary with great pride, passion and ability and his singular commitment to the highest standards of preparation was instrumental to the longevity of his career and an example to all.
He has set high standards for others to follow and he will always be remembered as one of the greatest players to wear the blue and gold jersey. He will also be regarded rightly as one of hurling’s greatest goalkeepers.
We would also like to acknowledge and thank Brendan’s family and in particular his wife, Pamela, for their great support of Brendan and Tipperary over the years.
We wish Brendan, Pamela and their children, Paul and Sarah, every health and happiness for the future and look forward to Brendan’s continued involvement in the GAA in Tipperary