Peter Moore- Raheenduff Moonlighters

Peter Moore, originally from Rathnure, and now residing in Co. Tipperary in an area known as Kilsheelan, was in his playing days one of the most outstanding Goalie’s in the Junior Hurling grade.

From the first year he lined out with the Raheenduff Moonlighters until his retirement in 1994, he was superb. When he moved to his present address, he played with Kilsheelan Hurling Club, winning a number of Honours with the Club.

Peter excelled in his role as a goalkeeper. He was brave, quick, had great balance, clever and had excellent movement in his goal. Every goalkeeper who has manned the goal for his team has an awesome task, being the last man standing so to speak. His team depends a lot on his performance to win games. Peter contributed immensely to the teams he played for and could be proud of his 30 years serving between the post.

He was born in 1940 and was educated at Rathnure N.S.. His Boyhood Hero was – Nickey Rackard R.I.P..

One of the best goalie’s he has seen in Hurling was – Damien Fitzhenry and in Football, he selects – Martin Furlong (Offaly).

The greatest game of Hurling he has seen was between – Offaly vs Kilkenny – in the Leinster Senior Hurling Final in 1995. In Football, the game between – Dublin vs Kerry – in the 1977 All Ireland Semi-Final was a real classic.

One of the finest games playing for the – Raheenduff Moonlighters – was vs Na Fianna in the Co. Junior Hurling Semi-Final in 1965. He performed brilliantly in this encounter and kept the game alive for most of the hour.

The four forwards that caused him the most trouble when playing in goal were – Andy Doyle (Camross) R.I.P., James Bolger (Rathgarogue- Cushinstown), Seamus Bradley (Adamstown) and Willy Carley (Na Fianna).

The four players from the Club that impressed him the most were – John Kehoe, Phil Jackman, Frank O’Gorman and Michael Furlong R.I.P..

The two best dual players that he has seen outside of Wexford were – Teddy McCarthy (Cork) and Jimmy Barry Murphy (Cork). In Wexford, he selects – Phil Wilson and Martin Quigley – as both brilliant dual players.

The best Club teams he has seen in Hurling in Wexford were – St. Aidan’s Team – in the 50’s, the Rathnure Team – in the early 70’s winning 4 Co. Titles in a row, Buffers Alley and Oulart-The Ballagh. In Football, he selects the – Castletown Team, Ballyhogue Team and the Duffry Rovers Team – as tops.

The four greatest Footballers that he has seen were – Mick O’Connell, Jimmy Keaveney, Peter Canavan and Larry Tompkins.

In Wexford, impressive Players were – Andy Merrigan R.I.P., Paddy Kehoe R.I.P., Phil Wilson and Des O’Neill R.I.P.. But the greatest player he has seen was – Mick O’Connell.

The greatest Hurlers he has seen in Wexford in the 40 years were – Dan Quigley, George O’Connor, Willy Murphy and Martin Storey. The greatest Hurler he has seen was – Bobby Rackard R.I.P..

The two best Full Backs he has seen in Hurling were – Nick O’Donnell R.I.P. and J.J. Delaney (Kilkenny).

The two best Midfielders he has seen were – Jim Morrissey R.I.P. and Ned Wheeler.

The two best Full Forwards he has seen were – Nickey Rackard R.I.P. and Tony Doran. Peter played Juvenile and Minor with Rathnure.

His brothers – Rensie R.I.P., Patrick, Myles and Willy – all played brilliantly for the Club.

The greatest Hurler that he has seen outside of Wexford was – Christy Ring (Cork) R.I.P.. The best Goalie he has seen in Hurling was – Tony Reddin (Tipperary) R.I.P..

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