Conor Cusack

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Conor Cusack
Personal information
Irish name Conchuir Ó Cíosóg
Sport Hurling
Position Left Corner Forward
Born 1979 (age 37–38)
Cork, Ireland
Height 1.9 m (6 ft 3 in)
Years Club
Years County
2006-2007 Cork
Inter-county titles
Munster titles 0
All-Irelands 0
All Stars 0

Conor Cusack (born 1979) is an Irish sportsperson. He played hurling with the Cork senior inter-county team in 2006.[1] Known nationally in Ireland for his mental health advocacy,[2] Cusack continues to play hurling with his local Cloyne club.

Early life[edit]

Cusack was born in Cloyne, County Cork in 1979. He was educated locally and currently works as an apprentice electrician. His brother, Donal Óg, is also a hurler as was a cousin, Christy Ring.

Sporting career[edit]

Cusack was noted as a good hurler from an early age. He plays with his local Cloyne GAA club and was a member of the Cork senior hurling panel for several years. His brother, Donal Óg, was the goalkeeper on the team.

Cusack made his debut in the 2006 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship Final against Kilkenny, coming on as a substitute in the closing minutes.

Personal life[edit]

Cusack devotes much of his time to highlighting mental health and articulating his own experiences of depression.[3] He has spoken about this on national television, on Prime Time.[4][5] In January 2014, Cusack for the first time publicly discussed his attraction to men.[2][6] Ahead of the 2015 Marriage Equality referendum, he spoke on The Saturday Night Show in favour of the proposition and challenged those who opposed it.[7][8]


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