Matthew Whelan (hurler)

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Matthew Whelan
Personal information
Irish name Maitiú Ó Faoileáin
Sport Hurling
Position Centre-back
Born (1988-02-01) 1 February 1988 (age 31)
Borris-in-Ossory, County Laois, Ireland
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Nickname Whelan
Years Club
Club titles
Laois titles 0
Years County Apps (scores)
Laois 17 (0-20)
Inter-county titles
Leinster titles 0
All-Irelands 0
All Stars 0
*Inter County team apps and scores correct as of 20:40, 17 June 2013.

Matthew Whelan (born 1 February 1988) is an Irish hurler who plays as a centre-back for the Laois senior team.[1]

Born in Borris-in-Ossory, County Laois, Whelan first played competitive hurling during his tenure at St. Fergal's College in Rathdowney. He arrived on the inter-county scene when he first linked up with the Laois minor hurling and football teams, before later lining out with the under-21 hurling side. He made his senior debut in the 2007 National Hurling League. Whelan has been a regular fixture on team since that initial appearance, and has won one National Hurling League (Division 2) medal and one National Hurling League (Division 2A) medal.

At club level Whelan is a one-time intermediate championship medallist with Borris-in-Ossory.



St. Fergal's College
  • Laois Intermediate Hurling Championship (1): 2009


  1. ^ "Player profile: Matthew Whelan". Laois GAA website. Retrieved 17 June 2013.
Sporting positions
Preceded by
Willie Hyland
Laois Senior Hurling Captain
Succeeded by