Legion’s Johnny Culloty remains one of only 2 men to win All Ireland Senior football medals both as a goalkeeper and an outfield player.
Here we take a look back at some of his outstanding achievements
In a Senior inter county career that began as a 19 year old in 1955, Culloty won almost every honour on offer culminating in his captaining of Kerry to win their 21st All Ireland title!
Johnny started out his inter-county career as a forward, being part of Kerry’s famous victory over Dublin in the 1955 All Ireland. Two years later his career as a goalkeeper came about by chance when the appointed Keeper, Marcus O’Neill failed to show. He went on to play in 8 All Ireland finals in that position!
A glance at his inter-county record shows just how successful he was:
5 All-Irelands senior medals 1955, 59, 62, 1969 and 1970
12 Munster Senior Championship medals 1955, 58, 59, 60, 61, 62, 63, 64, 65, 68, 69,70.
1 All Ireland Junior Football medal 1954.
5 National League medals 1959, 1961, 1963, 1969, 1971
His playing days over, Johnny trained Kerry for a three-year period 1972 to 1974, winning a National Lleague title in each of those years.