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Full Name Ger Cunningham
Date of Birth August 30, 1961
Age 62 years, 6 months, 20 days
Birthplace Togher
Birth City County Cork
Country Ireland
Horoscope Leo

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Ger Cunningham Biography

Ger Cunningham is one of the most popular and richest Gaelic Football Player who was born on August 30, 1961 in Togher, County Cork, Ireland. Ger Cunningham was born Cork in the year 1961. Cunningham was educated locally at the Sullivan’s Quay National school, in Cork, where he was first introduced to Hurling by brother Moloughney an avid hurler from Tipperary. Cunningham was later a student at Colaiste Iognaid Ris where Billy Morgan developed his Gaelic football abilities. Cunningham is currently sales representative for Bord Gais, an Irish energy company.

On the 8th of July 1979 Cunningham took home a second consecutive Munster Championship medal, however injuries kept Cunningham out of the 3-17-4-04 loss to Limerick at the end of. In the second year in consecutive years, Cork qualified to play Kilkenny in the All-Ireland final. Cunningham who was relegated to the starting team of fifteen won the game to earn the second consecutive All-Ireland medal following the victory of 2-11-1-9.

Cunningham began his hurling career at club level with St. Finbarr’s. He broke onto the club’s top adult team as a 17-year-old in 1979 and enjoyed his first success the following year when the club won the 1980 Munster Club Championship. Cunningham was the St. Finbarr’s first-choice goalkeeper for almost twenty years, during which time he also won six Cork Championship titles.

On 12 October 1980, Cunningham lined out in a second successive final when St. Finbarr’s faced Glen Rovers. He ended the game with his first winners’ medal following a 1-09 to 2-04 victory. Cunningham claimed a Munster Championship medal on 12 October 1980 after a 2-12 to 1-14 defeat of Roscrea in the Munster final. The All-Ireland final on 17 May 1981 saw St. Finbarr’s suffer a 1-15 to 1-11 defeat by Ballyhale Shamrocks, with Cunningham once again lining out in goal.

In 1979, Cunningham was a member of the Cork minor hurling team, when Cunningham joined the county’s senior panel. Cunningham made his senior debut in May of 1980, when he lined in a match against Kilkenny in a match challenge. Cunningham was replaced by Timmy Murphy in Cork’s preferred goalkeeper the following season and was a constant fixture for the duration of twenty-five years.

NameGer Cunningham
First NameGer
Last NameCunningham
OccupationGaelic Football Player
BirthdayAugust 30
Birth Year1961
Place of BirthTogher
Home TownCounty Cork
Birth CountryIreland
Birth SignLeo
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SiblingsBrian Cunningham
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Cunningham subsequently joined both the Cork under-21 hurling and football teams. He collected a set of Munster and All-Ireland medals with the under-21 footballers as an unused substitute in 1981, following respective provincial and All-Ireland decider defeats of Kerry and Galway.

Ger Cunningham Net Worth

Ger Cunningham is one of the richest Gaelic Football Player from Ireland. According to our analysis, Wikipedia, Forbes & Business Insider, Ger Cunningham's net worth $3-5 Million.* (Last Update: February 3, 2024)

Gerard Cunningham (born 30 August 1961) is a Irish manager of hurling and a former player with Cork Senior Championship club St. Finbarr’s. He was a member of the Cork senior team for more than 20 years, and during that time was goalkeeper. Unbeatable in the top spot for the entirety of his time, Cunningham is regarded as one of the top players ever.

Cunningham initially was a player with Cork as a double player in his time at the Munster Championships, however, it was in the Hurling team that he experienced the most success. On the 30th of July, 1978, he was awarded the Munster Championship medal after lining out in goal during the 1-14-3-06 loss against Tipperary during the championship final. The 3rd of September, 1978, Cunningham was once more selected for goal as Cork played Kilkenny at Kilkenny in the All-Ireland final. Cunningham won the match with a the winner’s medal following the 1-15-1-08 win.

Net Worth (2024)$5 Million*
Net Worth in 2023$3 Million*
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St. Finbarr’s qualified for a third successive final on 13 September 1981, with Cunningham once again lining out in goal against Glen Rovers. He ended the game with a second successive championship medal following the 1-12 to 1-09 victory.

On 10 October 1982, Cunningham played in his fourth successive final when St. Finbarr’s faced Blackrock. He ended the game with a third successive winners’ medal as well as being named man of the match after the 2-17 to 3-09 victory.

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In 1981 Cunningham enjoyed his first major success at senior level when he won a National Hurling League medal following a victory over Offaly. Success in the championship eluded him until 1982 when he collected his first senior Munster title following a 5–31 to 3–6 drubbing of Waterford. The subsequent All-Ireland final pitted Cork against Kilkenny, with ‘the Rebels’ installed as the red-hot favourites. All did not go to plan as Kilkenny dominated. Christy Heffernan was the hero of the day as he scored two goals in a forty-second spell just before half-time. Ger Fennelly captured a third goal in the second half as Kilkenny completely trounced ‘the Rebels’ by 3–18 to 1–15.

Cunningham claimed a second Munster title in 1983 as Waterford fell heavily by 3–22 to 0–12 for the second consecutive year. After defeating Galway in the All-Ireland semi-final Cork squared up to Kilkenny in the All-Ireland final for the second year in-a-row. Once again Kilkenny dominated the game, assisted by a strong wind in the first-half, and hung on in the face of a great fight-back by Cork. At the full-time whistle Kilkenny emerged victorious by 2–14 to 2–12. For the second consecutive year Cunningham had ended up on the losing side on All-Ireland final day.

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Cunningham also lined out with Munster in the inter-provincial hurling championship where he played alongside his championship rivals from Tipperary, Limerick, Clare and Waterford. He first played for his province in 1983 as Munster were defeated by Connacht in the semi-final of the competition. Cunningham was the Munster custodian again in 1984. That year his province were successful in defeating Leinster to take the Railway Cup title. Cunningham added a second consecutive Railway Cup medal to his collection in 1985 as Connacht were accounted for by 3–6 to 1–11. After defeats by Leinster and Connacht over the next few years Cunningham surrendered his place on the team to Tipperary’s Ken Hogan. He was back on the team in 1991, however, it wasn’t until 1992 when Cunningham collected his third Railway Cup title. His last outing with the province was in 1994 when Connacht were victorious in the semi-final.

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These two defeats only made Cunningham and Cork more determined to bounce back in 1984. That year he claimed a third Munster title in-a-row following a classic victory over an unlucky Tipperary side. This victory allowed Cork to advance to a third consecutive All-Ireland final. It was a special year for followers of hurling and football as the Gaelic Athletic Association was celebrating its centenary year. As a gesture to Thurles, the cradle town of the association, the All-Ireland final was played in Semple Stadium that year. Offaly provided the opposition and, ironically, it was the first meeting of these two sides in one hundred years of Gaelic games. The game was a triumph for Cork, who won by 3–16 to 1–12 courtesy of second-half goals by Kevin Hennessy and Seánie O’Leary. At the third time of asking Cunningham had finally collected his first senior All-Ireland medal. He was later presented with his first All-Star award.

Key Events

  1. Gerard Cunningham (born 30 August 1961) is an Irish hurling manager and former player who played for Cork Senior Championship club St Finbarr's..

  2. Ger Cunningham was born in Cork in 1961..

  3. On 3 September 1978, Cunningham was again selected in goal when Cork faced Kilkenny in the All-Ireland final..

  4. On 30 July 1978, he won a Munster Championship medal after lining out in goal in the 1-14 to 3-06 defeat of Tipperary in the final..

  5. Cunningham first played for Cork as a dual player during the 1978 Munster Championships; however, it was with the hurling team that he had his greatest successes..

  6. At inter-county level, Cunningham was part of the successful Cork minor team that won back-to-back All-Ireland Championships in 1978 and 1979 before later winning an All-Ireland Championship with the under-21 team in 1982..

  7. On 7 October 1979, Cunningham lined out in goal when St Finbarr's faced Blackrock in the final; however, he ended the game on the losing side after a 2-14 to 2-06 defeat. .

  8. On 8 July 1979, Cunningham won a second successive Munster Championship medal, however, an injury ruled him out of the 3-17 to 4-04 defeat of Limerick in the final..

  9. In 1979 Cunningham was still a member of the Cork minor hurling team when he joined the county senior panel. He made his senior debut in May 1980, lining out against Kilkenny in a challenge match. Cunningham replaced Timmy Murphy as Cork's first-choice goalkeeper the following year and remained an ever-present fixture for the best part of twenty years. .

  10. He broke onto the club's top adult team as a 17-year-old in 1979 and had his first success the following year when the club won the 1980 Munster Club Championship..

  11. He joined the Cork senior team in 1979..

  12. He was just 18-years-old when he joined the St Finbarr's senior team as first-choice goalkeeper in advance of the 1979 Championship..

  13. On 12 October 1980, Cunningham lined out in a second successive final when St Finbarr's faced Glen Rovers..

  14. Cunningham claimed a Munster Championship medal on 12 October 1980 after a 2-12 to 1-14 defeat of Roscrea in the Munster final..

  15. The All-Ireland final on 17 May 1981 saw St Finbarr's suffer a 1-15 to 1-11 defeat by Ballyhale Shamrocks, with Cunningham once again lining out in goal..

  16. St Finbarr's qualified for a third successive final on 13 September 1981, with Cunningham once again lining out in goal against Glen Rovers..

  17. In 1981 Cunningham enjoyed his first major success at senior level when he won a National Hurling League medal following a victory over Offaly..

  18. He collected a set of Munster and All-Ireland medals with the under-21 footballers as an unused substitute in 1981, following respective provincial and All-Ireland decider defeats of Kerry and Galway. .

  19. Success in the championship eluded him until 1982 when he collected his first senior Munster title following a 5–31 to 3–6 drubbing of Waterford. The subsequent All-Ireland final pitted Cork against Kilkenny, with 'the Rebels' installed as the red-hot favourites. All did not go to plan as Kilkenny dominated. Christy Heffernan was the hero of the day as he scored two goals in a forty-second spell just before half-time. Ger Fennelly captured a third goal in the second half as Kilkenny completely trounced 'the Rebels' by 3–18 to 1–15..

  20. On 10 October 1982, Cunningham played in his fourth successive final when St Finbarr's faced Blackrock..

  21. Cunningham claimed a second Munster title in 1983 as Waterford fell heavily by 3–22 to 0–12 for the second consecutive year. After defeating Galway in the All-Ireland semi-final Cork squared up to Kilkenny in the All-Ireland final for the second year in-a-row. Once again Kilkenny dominated the game, assisted by a strong wind in the first-half, and hung on in the face of a great fight-back by Cork. At the full-time whistle Kilkenny emerged victorious by 2–14 to 2–12..

  22. Cunningham also lined out with Munster in the inter-provincial hurling championship where he played alongside his championship rivals from Tipperary, Limerick, Clare and Waterford. He first played for his province in 1983 as Munster were defeated by Connacht in the semi-final of the competition. Cunningham was the Munster custodian again in 1984. That year his province were successful in defeating Leinster to take the Railway Cup title. Cunningham added a second consecutive Railway Cup medal to his collection in 1985 as Connacht were accounted for by 3–6 to 1–11..

  23. These two defeats only made Cunningham and Cork more determined to bounce back in 1984. That year he claimed a third Munster title in-a-row following a classic victory over an unlucky Tipperary side. This victory allowed Cork to advance to a third consecutive All-Ireland final. It was a special year for followers of hurling and football as the Gaelic Athletic Association was celebrating its centenary year. As a gesture to Thurles, the cradle town of the association, the All-Ireland final was played in Semple Stadium that year. Offaly provided the opposition and, ironically, it was the first meeting of these two sides in one hundred years of Gaelic games. The game was a triumph for Cork, who won by 3–16 to 1–12 courtesy of second-half goals by Kevin Hennessy and Seánie O'Leary..

  24. During that time he was part of three All-Ireland Championship-winning teams – in 1984, 1986 and 1990..

  25. Cunningham lined out in a sixth successive final on 30 September 1984 when St Finbarr's faced Ballyhea..

  26. At inter-provincial level, Cunningham was selected to play in eight championship campaigns with Munster, winning Railway Cup medals in 1984, 1985 and 1992..

  27. He won his first All-Star in 1984, before claiming a further three All-Stars in 1985, 1986 and 1990..

  28. In 1985 Cunningham was appointed captain of the Cork senior hurling team for the first time. That year he guided his team to a fourth successive Munster title as Tipp were defeated once again. Cork were subsequently caught on-the-hop by Galway in a rain-soaked All-Ireland semi-final. In spite of this he was later presented with second All-Star award. .

  29. After being named Hurler of the Year in 1986, Cunningham has been repeatedly voted onto teams made up of the sport's greats, including as goalkeeper on the Cork Hurling Team of the Millennium..

  30. Cork continued their dominance in Munster in 1986 with Cunningham capturing a record-equalling fifth Munster medal in-a-row as Clare were accounted for. A subsequent defeat of Antrim allowed Cork to advance directly to the All-Ireland final where Galway provided the opposition. Galway were the red hot favourites to take the title and defeat Cork for the first time in a championship decider. The pundits and commentators got it wrong as an open game of hurling saw Cork score 4–13 to Galway's 2–15..

  31. On 16 October 1988, he captained the team to a final appearance against Glen Rovers..

  32. Cunningham was appointed captain of the team in advance of the 1988 Championship..

  33. Over the next three years Tipperary re-emerged as the kingpins of Munster hurling as Cork's fortunes took a downturn. One of the lowest points in Cunningham's career happened during this drought for Cork hurling. Playing against Waterford in 1989 Cunningham received a heavy knock to the head and spent the remainder of the game in a daze, conceding three goals..

  34. On 14 October 1990, Cunningham made his eighth final appearance when he lined out in goal in a 3-06 to 1-12 draw with Na Piarsaigh..

  35. Cork were back in 1990 and, against all the odds, they wrestled the Munster title from Tipperary after Babs Keating's famous 'donkeys don't win derbies' remark. It was Cunningham's seventh provincial title. The subsequent All-Ireland final that year pitted Cork against Galway for the second time in four years. Once again, Galway were the bookies favourites and justified this tag by going seven points ahead in the opening thirty-five minutes thanks to a masterful display by Joe Cooney. Cork fought back with an equally expert display by Tomás Mulcahy. The game was effectively decided on an incident which occurred midway through the second half when Cunningham blocked a point-blank shot from Martin Naughton with his nose..

  36. After defeats by Leinster and Connacht over the next few years Cunningham surrendered his place on the team to Tipperary's Ken Hogan. He was back on the team in 1991, however, it wasn't until 1992 when Cunningham collected his third Railway Cup title. His last outing with the province was in 1994 when Connacht were victorious in the semi-final..

  37. Cunningham claimed his seventh Munster medal in 1992, however, Cork faced the old enemy Kilkenny in another All-Ireland final. Prior to the game Kilkenny won the toss, however, 'the Cats' chose to play against the wind. At half-time his side were only two points in arrears thanks to a D..

  38. In 1993 Cunningham won a second National Hurling League medal with Cork. Although he would remain as Cork goalkeeper for another few seasons Cunningham would never win another Munster or All-Ireland title. His final winners' medal came in 1998 when he claimed a third National League medal. Following Cork's defeat in the early stages of the championship Cunningham decided to retire from inter-county hurling. At the age of 37 he had donned the famed red and white hooped jersey for almost 20 years, during which time he made 50 consecutive championship appearances while also playing in 111 National League games..

  39. On 10 October 1993, he lined out in goal in a 10th county final, with first-time finalists Carbery holding St Finbarr's to a 1-17 apiece draw..

  40. Cunningham assumed the captaincy of the team for the 1993 Championship..

  41. From his debut, Cunningham was ever-present as a goalkeeper and made a combined total of 161 National League and Championship appearances in a career that ended with his last game in 1998..

  42. He announced his retirement from inter-county hurling on 15 January 1999..

  43. Cunningham later served as a selector and goalkeeping coach to the Cork team under the managerial reigns of both Dónal O'Grady and John Allen from 2003 until 2006. During this time Cork captured three Munster titles and appeared in four consecutive All-Ireland finals, winning two. Cunningham was even the favourite to succeed Allen as manager when he stepped down in 2006, however, the position went to Gerald McCarthy instead, without Cunningham even being approached about his intentions. Since retiring from playing he has also coached various St..

  44. In January 2009 Cunningham succeeded Peter Queally as manager of the Ballygunner senior club team in Waterford..

  45. In September 2011 Cunningham was named as a selector, and later as coach, in Jimmy Barry-Murphy's new Cork senior hurling management team..

  46. Cunningham stepped down as a selector on 5 November 2013, while his name was linked to the then vacant managerial post with Limerick..

  47. In October 2014, Cunningham was named as the new Dublin county hurling team manager on a three-year term..

  48. In July 2017, Cunningham stepped down as Dublin manager after three years. .