Jimmy Kirkwood is a former sports player known for field hockey and a cricketer. He won gold –winning the 1988 Summer Olympics Game in Seoul. He was famed for hockey than cricketer as his interest later shifted to hockey.
Early Life and Education
Jimmy Kirkwood, aka. “James William Kirkwood,” was born on 12 February 1962, to an Irish family, in Northern Ireland. There is not much information about his academic part of life.
Jimmy holds Irish nationality and belongs to a mixed ethnic group.
However, news sources claimed that Jimmy met Carol in his college life. This information clearly verified that Jimmy has finished his high school education.
Career, Net Worth, and Salary
Kirkwood was one of the active members of the gold-winning team of Britain at the 1988 Summer Olympics. He played various games from the same team.
In 1990, when he was playing in World cup match between Canada and Ireland, he met with a severe accident from the followup by Canadian deep defender Nick Sandhu.
In the accident, his cheekbone was fractured and the deep wound was caused. He needed around 15 stitches to cover up the wound. Moreover, he is popular for playing in the Ireland teams like YMCA, Lisnagarvey, and many other teams.
Apart from having a long career in hockey, he was also active as Irish cricket player for some time. He has played in three games, making statistics at 27 runs at an average of 8.6 against first-class county club Gloucestershire County Cricket Club.
Similarly, he has also played as a wicketkeeper as well as a batter. He was mostly engaged in Hockey games and made a limited appearance in Cricket stadium. His last cricket game was in 1986 when he played for ‘Ulster Country’ team in the Senior Inter-Provincial Tournament.
After his injury from Canada Vs. Ireland, he slowly separated from the sports worlds. As of now, he is an athlete turned wealthy businessman.
Net Worth & Salary
As of 2019, he is estimated to have a net worth in six-digit figures. But the exact numerals of his net worth are not available. Likewise, he is yet to reveal about his salary and net worth details.
Personal Life: Marriage & Divorce
Coming to Jimmy Kirkwood personal Life, Jimmy is a divorcee. He divorced his wife after almost 25 years of their marriage in 2008.
Jimmy Kirkwood married Carol Kirkwood, a weather reporter of BBC in 1990. They met each other in college days and started dating. After dating for years, he married his longtime girlfriend in 1990.
As of now, he is single and is living his life at the fullest.
Age: As of 2019, Jimmy Kirkwood is 57 years old.
Height: Kirkwood stands tall at the height of 5 feet 11.5 inches (182 cm).
Weight: He weighs around 176 lbs (80 kgs).