Jimmy Cullinan RIP
Clare GAA PRO Michael O Connor has commented on the sad passing of Clare GAA legend Jimmy Puddin Cullinan.
“It is with great sadness that Clare GAA have learnt of the passing of Jimmy Puddin Cullinan. Jimmy was renowned throughout Ireland as a hurler par excellence. He captained Newmarket on Fergus to win Munster club honours and won all honours for his club in a distinguished career. Jimmy won a number of awards for his inter county exploits in the 1960s and 1970s which only led to greater recognition for his talents. It was said by many that even when his team would be playing below par Jimmy would often still be the best player on the pitch. With Clare his talents were exhibited at the highest level and Jimmy played in Munster finals, National league finals and semi finals and won a NHL league medal in 1977 as Clare ended a 31 year drought at national level. He was also inducted in 2006 to the Munster council hall of fame”.
Clare GAA chairperson Joe Cooney expressed his personal sadness at the death of “a Clare hurling legend who will have led the line in any Clare team at any time of the association”. Joe concluded by saying “Clare GAA would like to express its deepest sympathies to his wife Breda, children Sinead, Seamus, Diarmuid, Padraig as well as grandchildren, relatives and many friends”.