Sean Duggan



Seán Seánie Duggan (2 November 1922 – 26 September 2013) was an Irish hurler who played as a goalkeeper for the Galway senior team.Born in Galway, Duggan arrived on the inter-county scene at the age of twenty-one when he first linked up with the Galway senior team. He made his debut in the 1943 championship. Duggan went on to play a key part as the last line of defence for more than a decade, however, he enjoyed little success in terms of silverware. He was an All-Ireland runner-up on one occasion.Duggan represented the Connacht inter-provincial team at various times throughout his career, winning one Railway Cup medal in 1947. At club level he won two championship medals with Liam Mellows.Throughout his career, Duggan made 12 championship appearances for Galway. His retirement came following Galways defeat by Cork in the 1953 All-Ireland final.His brothers, Jimmy and Paddy, all played with distinction for Galway, while their sister, Monica, was a renowned camogie player.Duggan is widely regarded as one of the greatest hurlers in the history of the game. He has been repeatedly voted onto teams made up of the sports greats, including as goalkeeper on a special Team of the Century composed of players never to have won an All-Ireland medal.

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