The Bonnar Team
Magical Tipperary: The Best of Ireland 1989, p 44
The Bonnars are known the length and breadth of Ireland as a result of their exploits with the Tipperary senior hurling team during 1989. What may not be known is that Cormac, Colm and Conal come from a large family of thirteen children and that the rest of them, boys and girls, have also made notable contributions to the games of hurling and football , camogie and handball.
Their father and mother, as well, have played games with distinction. Pierce won a Donegal junior football medal with Red Hughs in 1947 and Maureen achieved distinction with Crossroads camogie team in 1948. The following is an attempt to introduce you to all the members of the team, to line them out as they might have played together and to inform you of their important achievements.