Brendan Cummins has made more senior hurling championship appearances than any other player in the history of the game. In an era that produced such brilliant goalkeeping talents as Davy Fitzgerald, Donal Óg Cusack and Damien Fitzhenry, many would argue that Cummins has earned the right to be considered the greatest of them all.
Following his League debut for Tipperary in November 1993, Cummins went on to play at the top of the intercounty game for 19 consecutive seasons. He won two senior All Ireland medals, five Munster championships, four League titles and five All Star awards.
With his new book, Standing My Ground, out a few weeks, Brendan will be signing copies in The Book Centre, Kilkenny, this Saturday afternoon at 2.30pm.
A meticulous diary-keeper through his playing career, he spoke to Stephen Byrne on The Way It Is earlier this evening about elements of the book and his career, but when asked what players he would have dreaded facing over the years, one name topped the list – Kilkenny’s new U21 manager.
“His currency was goals” says Cummins of Eddie Brennan who was ratified as new U21 boss at Monday night’s county board meeting in Kilkenny.
Listen below to the full chat between Stephen and Brendan.