Patrick Horgan

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Patrick Horgan
Personal information
Irish name Pádraig Ó hOrgáin
Sport Hurling
Position Full-forward
Born (1988-05-05) 5 May 1988 (age 26)
Blackpool, Cork, Ireland
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Nickname Hoggy
Occupation EMC employee
Club(s)
Years Club
2005-present Glen Rovers
Club Titles
Cork titles 0
Inter-county(ies)*
Years County Apps (scores)
2008-present Cork 33 (11-192)
Inter-county titles
Munster titles 1
All Irelands 0
NHL 0
All Stars 1
* Inter County team apps and scores correct as of 17:37, 13 July 2014.

Patrick Horgan (born 5 May 1988) is an Irish hurler who plays as a full-forward for the Cork senior team.[1]

Born in Blackpool, Cork, Horgan first excelled at hurling whilst at school in the North Monastery. He arrived on the inter-county scene at the age of seventeen when he first linked up with the Cork minor team, before later lining out with the under-21 side. He made his senior debut in the 2008 National Hurling League. Horgan has since gone on to play a key part for Cork as one of the team's top scorers and has won one Munster medal. He has been an All-Ireland runner-up on one occasion.

As a member of the Munster inter-provincial team for two years, Horgan has won one Railway Cup medal. At club level he plays with Glen Rovers.

Playing career[edit]

Club[edit]

Horgan plays his club hurling with Glen Rovers and has enjoyed much success at underage levels.

He first came to prominence as a member of the club's minor team, winning back-to-back championship medals in 2005 and 2006 following respective defeats of Carrigaline and Bishopstown.

Two years later in 2008 Horgan was a key member of the Glen Rovers under-21 side that defeated Duhallow after a draw and a replay to take the championship title.

Horgan made his senior debut with he club in 2005. On 10 October 2010 he lined out against Sarsfield's in what was Glen Rovers' first championship decider in nineteen years. Horgan finished the game with ten points, however, Sars won the game by 1-17 to 0-18.[2]

Minor & under-21[edit]

Horgan joined the Cork minor hurling team in 2004 and was an unused substitute as Cork claimed the Munster crown that year. He made his minor championship debut when he came on as a substitute in the subsequent 2-15 to 1-13 All-Ireland semi-final defeat by Galway on 15 August 2004.[3]

In 2005 Horgan was a regular member of the Cork minor starting fifteen and lined out in his first provincial decider on 26 June 2005. Horgan scored 1-2 in helping Cork to a 2-18 to 1-12 defeat of Limerick.[4]

Horgan was eligible for the minor grade again in 2006, and was appointed captain of the team. A 2-20 to 1-15 defeat of Tipperary gave him a second Munster medal on the field of play.[5]

In 2007 Horgan made his Cork under-21 debut. On 1 August 2007 he won a Munster medal in this grade following a 1-20 to 0-10 trouncing of Waterford.[6]

Senior[edit]

Horgan made his senior championship debut for Cork when he came on as a substitute for Niall McCarthy in a 1-19 to 1-13 Munster semi-final defeat by Tipperary on 8 June 2008.[7] He also made cameo appearances in Cork's subsequent defeats of Dublin and Galway, before earning his first championship start in Cork's All-Ireland quarter-final defeat of Clare.[8]

Over the next few years Horgan became a regular at left corner-forward on the Cork team.

A good National Hurling League campaign and a return to form saw Horgan line out against Galway in the league decider on 2 May 2010. A thrilling game followed, however, Galway eventually triumphed by 2-22 to 1-17.[9] Later that season on 11 June 2010, he lined out in his first Munster final at senior level. Horgan was held scoreless in the 2-15 apiece draw.[10] The subsequent replay also saw Horgan fail to score, as Cork were defeated by 1-16 to 1-13 after extra time.[11]

After a disappointing follow-up season, Cork regrouped the following year and Horgan lined out in a second National League final on 6 May 2012. Cork were completely overwhelmed by Kilkenny on that occasion and suffered a humiliating 3-21 to 0-16 defeat.[12]

On 14 July 2013 Horgan lined out in his second Munster decider, however, Cork faced a 0-24 to 0-15 defeat by Limerick.[13] The game was not without incident for Horgan as he received a red card just before half-time for striking Limerick wing-back Paudie O'Brien on the helmet under a high ball.[14] His red card and one-match ban were later rescinded following a successful appeal to the Central Hearings Committee.[15] On 8 September 2013 Horgan lined out against Clare in his first All-Ireland final. Three second-half goals through Conor Lehane, Anthony Nash and Pa Cronin, and a tenth point of the game from Horgan gave Cork a one-point lead as injury time came to an end. A last-gasp point from corner-back Domhnall O'Donovan earned Clare a 0-25 to 3-16 draw.[16] The replay on 28 September was regarded as one of the best in recent years. Clare's Shane O'Donnell was a late addition to the team, and went on to score a hat-trick of goals in the first nineteen minutes of the game. Horgan top scored for Cork, however, further goals from Conor McGrath and Darach Honan secured a 5-16 to 3-16 victory for Clare.[17]

Inter-provincial[edit]

Horgan has lined out with Munster in the inter-provincial series of games since 2012.

In 2013 he claimed his first winners' medal following a 1-22 to 0-15 defeat of Connacht.[18]

International[edit]

In 2012 Horgan was chosen for the Ireland team in the composite rules shinty–hurling series of games.[19] He played a key role in the first leg that year, scoring 3-8 in Ireland's 3-10 to 2-9 defeat of Scotland. He played no part in the replay but collected a winners' medal as a non-playing substitute as Ireland won the two-game series.[20]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Player profile: Patrick Horgan". Cork GAA website. Retrieved 31 July 2013. 
  2. ^ O'Flynn, Donal (11 October 2013). "Sars show true grit to battle back for victory". Irish Examiner. Retrieved 31 July 2013. 
  3. ^ Larkin, Brendan (16 August 2004). "Wade the destroyer as Galway minors power through to decider". Irish Examiner. Retrieved 31 July 2013. 
  4. ^ Larkin, Brendan (27 June 2005). "Captain Cronin on fire as Cork trounce Limerick". Irish Examiner. Retrieved 1 June 2010. 
  5. ^ Larkin, Brendan (26 June 2006). "Rebel goals rattle Tipp". Irish Examiner. Retrieved 1 June 2010. 
  6. ^ Larkin, Brendan (2 August 2007). "Rampant Rebels roll over Déise". Irish Examiner. Retrieved 31 July 2013. 
  7. ^ "Tipp get Cork’s measure". Irish Examiner. 9 June 2008. Retrieved 31 July 2013. 
  8. ^ O'Sullivan, Jim (28 July 2008). "Cork’s changes for the better". Irish Examiner. Retrieved 31 July 2013. 
  9. ^ "Galway shine brightest". Irish Examiner. 3 May 2010. Retrieved 1 June 2010. 
  10. ^ O'Flynn, Diarmuid (12 July 2010). "Browne has last say in Waterford's grand finale". Irish Examiner. Retrieved 31 July 2013. 
  11. ^ O'Flynn, Diarmuid (19 July 2010). "Evergreen Browne stars on Déise day to remember". Irish Examiner. Retrieved 31 July 2013. 
  12. ^ O'Flynn, Diarmuid (7 May 2012). "Cats’ smash and grab". Irish Examiner. Retrieved 1 August 2013. 
  13. ^ O'Flynn, Diarmuid (15 July 2013). "Day of joy sends tremor through Treaty". Irish Examiner. Retrieved 31 July 2013. 
  14. ^ Moynihan, Michael (15 July 2013). "JBM fumes over Horgan dismissal". Irish Examiner. Retrieved 31 July 2013. 
  15. ^ O'Riordan, Ian (26 July 2013). "Restored Patrick Horgan gets his number 14 shirt back". Irish Times. Retrieved 31 July 2013. 
  16. ^ O'Flynn, Diarmuid (9 September 2013). "An emotional, riveting roller-coaster". Irish Examiner. Retrieved 22 September 2013. 
  17. ^ O'Flynn, Diarmuid (30 September 2013). "A day borrowed from the hurling gods". Irish Examiner. Retrieved 1 October 2013. 
  18. ^ "Munster beat Connacht to claim Interpro crown". Irish Independent. 5 March 2013. Retrieved 6 May 2013. 
  19. ^ "Tommy Walsh to feature for Irish squad in Hurling/Shinty International". The Score website. 9 October 2012. Retrieved 3 August 2013. 
  20. ^ Duffy, Cóilín (29 October 2012). "Maher leads rout as Ireland wrap up series". Irish Examiner. Retrieved 3 August 2013. 


Sporting positions
Preceded by
Pa Cronin
Cork Minor Hurling Captain
2006
Succeeded by
Stephen McDonnell
Cork Under-21 Hurling Captain
2009
Succeeded by
William Egan
Preceded by
Shane O'Neill
Cork Senior Hurling Captain
2012
Succeeded by
Brian Murphy