|Irish name||Déaglán hAnnáin|
25 November 1992 |
|Height||1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)|
Born in Adare, County Limerick, Hannon first played competitive hurling whilst at school, winning back-to-back Harty Cup medals with Ardscoil Rís. He arrived on the inter-county scene at the age of seventeen when he first linked up with the Limerick minor team, before later lining out with the under-21 side. He made his senior debut in the 2011 National Hurling League. Hannon has been a regular fixture on the team since that initial appearance, and has won one National Hurling League (Division 2) medal.
Born in Adare, County Limerick, Hannon comes from a family with a strong tradition in hurling. His granduncle Pat Stakelum captained Tipperary to the All-Ireland title in 1949, the first of a "three-in-a-row" sequence of All-Irelands for Tipperary.
Hannon was educated at Scoil Naomh Íosaf before later attending Ardscoil Rís. It was here that he first played under the guidance of teacher and inter-county hurler Niall Moran. He was a member of the Ardscoil Rís team that won the Harty Cup title in 2010 following a three-game series against reigning All-Ireland champions Thurles CBS. He later lined out in the All-Ireland final against St. Kieran's College, in which Ardscoil Rís were beaten by 2-11 to 2-8.
In 2011, Hannon was joint-captain of the Ardscoil Rís team that retained the Harty Cup title following a defeat of Charleville CBS. The subsequent All-Ireland final saw St. Kieran's take on Hannon's side for the second year in succession, however, Ardscoil Rís were once again defeated on a score line of 2-10 to 1-11.
Hannon plays his club hurling with the Adare club in Limerick. By 2009 Hannon was drafted into the Adare senior team. That year he won a senior club championship title followinga 1-17 to 0-3 win over of Na Piarsaigh.
Hannon first came to prominence on the inter-county scene as a member of the Limerick minor team in 2010.
After playing at colleges and underage levels, Hannon was called up to the senior team in 2011 and made his debut in the National Hurling League. Limerick defeated Clare by 4-12 to 2-13 in the Division 2 final, giving Hannon his first success in the senior grade. He later made his championship debut against Wexford, scoring nine points in a 1-21 to 2-13 win.
- As of match played 18 February 2018.
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