Eudie Coughlan

Eudie Coughlan

Eugene 'Eudie' Coughlan (1900 – 4 January 1987) was a famous Irish sportsperson. He played hurling with his local club Blackrock and with the Cork senior inter-county team from 1919 until 1931. Coughlan captained Cork to the All-Ireland title in 1931. His inclusion on the Cork Hurling Team of the Century marks him out as one of his county’s greatest-ever players.

Coughlan's status as one of Cork's all-time greats is self-evident. In a senior inter-county career that lasted across three decades he won four All-Ireland medals, five Munster medals, two National Hurling League medals and three Railway Cup medals with Munster.

Coughlan has also been the recipient of many awards and honours off the field. He was honoured in 1985 when he was presented with the GAA's All-Time All-Star Award in hurling. Coughlan's reputation a sone of the greats was further cemented when he was posthumously named in the right wing-forward position on the Cork Hurling Team of the Century in 2000.

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