Darach Honan

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Darach Honan
Personal information
Irish name Darach Ó hEoghanáin
Sport Hurling
Position Full-forward
Born (1990-03-21) 21 March 1990 (age 28)
Clonlara, County Clare, Ireland
Height 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Occupation Student
Club(s)
Years Club
2007-present Clonlara
Club titles
Clare titles 1
Inter-county(ies)*
Years County Apps (scores)
2010-2017 Clare 13 (5-21)
Inter-county titles
Munster titles 0
All-Irelands 1
NHL 0
All Stars 0
*Inter County team apps and scores correct as of 23:54, 6 September 2012.

Darach Honan (born 21 March 1990 in Clonlara, County Clare, Ireland) is an Irish sportsperson. He plays hurling with his local club Clonlara and was a member of the Clare senior inter-county team from 2010 until 2017.[1]

Early life[edit]

Born in Clonlara, County Clare, Honan is the son of Colm Honan, a former Clare hurler, and Máire Ní Ghráda, an academic and native of Cork.[2] Honan was educated at the local national school before attending Ard Scoil Rís in Limerick. Here he concentrated on basketball and enjoyed much success at All-Ireland level with the school. Honan subsequently studied at University College Cork.[3]

Playing career[edit]

Club[edit]

Honan plays his club hurling with Clonlara and has enjoyed much success. In 2008 he was just out of the minor grade when Clonlara lined out against Newmarket-on-Fergus in the final of the county senior championship. On that occasion Clonlara ended an 89-year wait to claim the championship with a 1-12 to 1-9 win.[4]

Inter-county[edit]

Honan first played hurling for Clare as a member of the county's minor team. He enjoyed little success in this grade but later became a key member of the Clare under-21 side. In 2009 Clare made history by winning the Munster title in that grade for the very first time. Honan's side later played in the All-Ireland final against Kilkenny, claiming a narrow 0-15 to 0-14 victory and a very first All-Ireland under-21 title.[5] Honan was later named the inaugural Bord Gáis Energy Breakthrough Player of the Year.

Honan made his senior championship debut for Clare in a Munster semi-final clash against Waterford in 2010. In spite of being beaten Honan scored an impressive 1-3 on his debut. Honan came on as a sub against Cork and scored Clare's fifth goal in the 2013 All-Ireland Hurling final replay played at Croke Park as Clare won their fourth All Ireland senior title.

In October 2017, Honan announced his retirement from inter-county hurling.[6]

Honours[edit]

Individual[edit]

Bord Gáis Under-21 Player of the Year: 2013

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Darach Honan: Standing Tall". Fired Up. Archived from the original on 23 October 2010. Retrieved 7 January 2009. 
  2. ^ "Máire Ní Ghráda". Armagh pipers. Archived from the original on 9 August 2011. Retrieved 22 June 2011. 
  3. ^ "Up Close and Personal with...Darach Honan". GAA website. 15 June 2011. Archived from the original on 5 July 2011. Retrieved 22 June 2011. 
  4. ^ "Madden's sharp shooting brings 89-year Clonlara famine to an end". Irish Independent. 27 October 2008. Retrieved 22 June 2011. 
  5. ^ "Last-gasp O'Donovan makes it a Clare day at Croker". Irish Examiner. 14 September 2009. Retrieved 22 June 2011. 
  6. ^ "2013 All-Ireland final goalscorer announces retirement from Clare hurling duty at just 27". The 42. 26 October 2017. Retrieved 26 October 2017.