Position: Mid fielder

Age: 29

BornDanesfort, Kilkenny County.

  • Seven All Ireland Medals
  • Seven Leinster Medals
  • Four National Hurling League Medals
  • 2014 Hurler of the Year

Hogan chose to put his teaching career on hold to fully focus on hurling, and being the best player he can be. What makes hurling stand out among other sports in the world is that the athletes aren’t paid to play, instead money goes back in to youth clubs. This however, presents challenges for the players. It means hurling passion is everything.

 

If I play to the age of 35 and get absolutely everything out of myself I will gladly sweep the streets for the next 50 years.’ It wouldn’t bother me in the slightest.” – Richie Hogan