Liam Ó Luachra
(1990-06-18) 18 June 1990 (age 26)
1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
St Patricks, Palmerstown
Liam Rushe (born 18 June 1990) is an Irish hurler who currently plays as a centre back for the Dublin senior team.
Rushe made his first appearance for the team during the 2009 championship and has become a regular member of the starting fifteen since then. During that time he has won one Leinster Senior Hurling Championship winner’s medal (2013) one National Hurling League winner’s medal and has been a runner-up in two Leinster finals.
At club level Rushe plays with St Patricks, Palmerstown. Liam did both his primary and secondary schooling through Irish. He is a fluent Irish speaker and does match commentary work with TG4.
1 Playing career
1.2 Minor and under-21
4 External links
As a member of the St Patricks, Palmerstown club, the man himself won a county club ‘B’ championship title in 2008.
Minor and under-21
Rushe first came to prominence on the inter-county scene in 2007 as a member of the Dublin minor hurling team in 2007. He won a Leinster title that year following a 2-14 to 1-10 defeat of Kilkenny.
By 2010 Rushe had joined the Dublin under-21 hurling team. He won a Leinster title in that grade that year following a 2-15 to 0-15 defeat of Wexford.
Rushe’s side retained their provincial title in 2011 following another comprehensive defeat of Wexford. He was named man of the match for his performance in that game ‘The Dubs’ later played in the All-Ireland final against Galway, however, they were beaten by 3-14 to 1-10.
Rushe was just out of the minor grade team when he made his senior championship debut at full-forward in a Leinster quarter-final game against Antrim. ‘The Dubs’ subsequently qualified for a first Leinster final in eighteen years. A 2-18 to 0-18 score line gave victory to Kilkenny.
After a disappointing championship in 2010, ‘the Dubs’ qualified for the National Hurling League final in 2011, their first decider in over seventy years. An epic 0-22 to 1-7 defeat of Kilkenny gave Rushe a coveted Nat