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Death of formerTipp hurling great Mick Roche

GAA in mourning following the passing of a legend

Noel Dundon

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Death of formerTipp hurling great Mick Roche

The late Mick Roche

Former Tipperary GAA hurling legend Mick Roche has died.

The death has taken place of former Tipperary hurling great Mick Roche, aged 73, formerly of Carrick Davins, but resident in the Horse and Jockey, Thurles for many years.

Regarded as one of the great giants of the game of hurling, he won three All-Ireland senior hurling titles with Tipperary, five Munster titles and three National Hurling Leagues during a glittering career which saw him reach the very top.  He played on 27 occasions for Tipperary in championship hurling and retired after the 1974 championship, after eleven years in the senior hurling team. 

He enjoyed success with his club Carrick Davins  in the mid-1960s, winning back-to-back senior county championship titles in 1966 and 1967. These were the club’s first and, to date, only county titles. 

Word of his passing has sent shock waves throughout The Premier County.

Funeral arrangements to be announced later.