Minor All-Ireland final: meet the Kilkenny hurlers facing Galway

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Minor All-Ireland final: meet the Kilkenny hurlers facing Galway

Kilkenny full back James Young

Meet the Kilkenny minor hurlers who are facing Galway in the All-Ireland final in Croke Park on Sunday:

Ciaran Brennan
Club: Bennettsbridge
Age: 17
Height: 5’9”
Weight: 10st 9lbs
School/College: St Kieran’s College
Favourite Player (any sport): T.J. Reid
Biggest Influence on Career: Parents
Most Precious Medal won: All-Ireland senior schools (Kieran’s 2018)
Favourite Other Sport: Soccer

Jason Brennan
Club: Young Irelands (Gowran)
Age: 17
Height: 6’
Weight: 72kg
School/College: Grennan College
Favourite Player: Eoin Murphy
Biggest Influence on Career: Father
Most Precious Medal won: Arrabawn All-Ireland (2017)
Favourite Other Sport: Soccer

Jack Buggy
Club: Erin’s Own (Castlecomer)
Age: 17
Height: 6’2”
Weight: 67kg
School/College: Castlecomer Community School
Favourite Player: Richie Hogan
Biggest Influence on Career: Father
Most Precious Medal won: Arrabawn (2017), Minor B Club (2016)
Favourite Other Sport: Gaelic Football

Dan Coogan
Club: Erin’s Own
Age: 17
Height: 6’4”
Weight: 94.3kg
School/College: Castlecomer CS
Favourite Player: Conor Fogarty
Biggest Influence on Career: Grandad
Most Precious Medal won: Minor Roinn B
Favourite Other Sport: Soccer

Dylan Crehan
Club: Dunnamaggin
Age: 17
Height: 5’8”
Weight: 60kg
School/College: St Kieran’s College
Favourite Player: Shaquille O’Neal
Biggest Influence on Career: My Father
Most Precious Medal won: Minor B Championship
Favourite Other Sport: Soccer

Padraig Dempsey
Club: Mullinavat
Age: 17
Height: 6’1”
Weight: 75kg
School/College: Good Counsel New Ross
Favourite Player: Willie O’Dwyer
Biggest Influence on Career: Family
Most Precious Medal won: Arrabawn 2017
Favourite Other Sport: Gaelic Football

Peter Donohoe
Club: Danesfort
Age: 17
Height: 6’1”
Weight: 82kg
School/College: St Kieran’s College
Favourite Player: Cian Lynch
Biggest Influence on Career: Parents
Most Precious Medal won: All-Ireland JHC
Favourite Other Sport: Rugby

Jack Doyle
Club: Windgap
Age: 15
Height: 5’10”
Weight: 72kg
School/College: St Kieran’s College
Favourite Player: Michael ‘Ducksie’ Walsh
Biggest Influence on Career: My Father
Most Precious Medal won: 2 x World Handball Championships
Favourite Other Sport: Handball

David Fogarty
Club: O’Loughlin Gaels
Age: 16
Height: 5’10”
Weight: 78kg
School/College: St Kieran’s College
Favourite Player: Martin Comerford
Biggest Influence on Career: Paddy Fogarty
Most Precious Medal won: Under-16 County Final
Favourite Other Sport: Golf

Eoin Guilfoyle
Club: James Stephens
Age: 17
Height: 5’10”
Weight: 65kg
School/College: St Kieran’s College
Favourite Player: Aaron Gillane
Biggest Influence on Career: Mark Tyrrell
Most Precious Medal won: Lisdowney Sevens (2014)
Favourite Other Sport: Soccer

William Halpin
Club: Slieverue
Age: 16
Height: 6’2”
Weight: 78kg
School/College: Abbey Community College (Ferrybank)
Favourite Player: Roy Keane/Jackie Tyrrell
Biggest Influence on Career: My Father
Most Precious Medal won: Under-16 Schools B Medal
Favourite Other Sport: Soccer

Jamie Harkin
Club: Bennettsbridge
Age: 17
Height: 6’1”
Weight: 73kg
School/College: St Kieran’s College
Favourite Player: Tommy Walsh
Biggest Influence on Career: Mother and Father
Most Precious Medal won: Arrabawn (2016)
Favourite Other Sport: Soccer

Andy Hickey
Club: Dunnamaggin
Age: 16
Height: 5’8”
Weight: 70kg
School/College: St Kieran’s College
Favourite Player: Eoin Murphy
Biggest Influence on Career: Family
Most Precious Medal won: Minor B County (2017)
Favourite Other Sport: Soccer

Jack Hickey
Club: Emeralds
Age: 17
Height: 5’6”
Weight: 10st 7lbs
School/College: CBS Thurles
Favourite Player: Aidan Fogarty
Biggest Influence on Career: Grandfather Eamonn Dunne
Most Precious Medal won: Munster Under-15 Colleges (2017)
Favourite Other Sport: Athletics

Niall Higgins
Club: O’Loughlin Gaels
Age: 17
Height: 6’
Weight: 72kg
School/College: CBS Kilkenny
Favourite Player: Muhammad Ali
Biggest Influence on Career: Family
Most Precious Medal won: Under-16 County Final (2017)
Favourite Other Sport: Soccer

Killian Hogan
Club: Mooncoin
Age: 17
Height: 6’
Weight: 67kg
School/College: Waterpark College (Waterford)
Favourite Player: T.J. Reid
Biggest Influence on Career: Father
Most Precious Medal won: Arrabawn (2017)
Favourite Other Sport: Rugby or Soccer

Conor Kelly
Club: O’Loughlin Gaels
Age: 16
Height: 6’
Weight: 70kg
School/College: St Kieran’s College
Favourite Player: Barry Nash
Biggest Influence on Career: Family
Most Precious Medal won: Under-16 Roinn A Championship
Favourite Other Sport: Gaelic Football

Cian Kenny
Club: James Stephens
Age: 17
Height: 5’8”
Weight: 62.75kg
School/College: St Kieran’s College
Favourite Player: Jackie Tyrrell
Biggest Influence on Career: Jackie Tyrrell
Most Precious Medal won: Lisdowney Sevens (2014)
Favourite Other Sport: Soccer

Stephen Keoghan
Club: Graigue-Ballycallan
Age: 16
Height: 5’10”
Weight: 72kg
School/College: St Kieran’s College
Favourite Player: Eoin Murphy
Biggest Influence on Career: Family
Most Precious Medal won: Junior A Colleges (2017)
Favourite Other Sport: Football

Aaron Kinsella
Club: Piltown
Age: 16
Height: 6’
Weight: 67kg
School/College: CBS Carrick-on-Suir
Favourite Player: Seamus Flanagan
Biggest Influence on Career: Ian Flynn
Most Precious Medal won: Under-14 Roinn B County Football (2012)
Favourite Other Sport: Gaelic Football

Chris Korff
Club: Erin’s Own
Age: 17
Height: 6’
Weight: 10st 7lbs
School/College: Castlecomer CS
Favourite Player: Conor Fogarty
Biggest Influence on Career: John Buggy
Most Precious Medal won: Arrabawn (2017)
Favourite Other Sport: Aussie Rules Football

Darragh Maher
Club: St Lachtain’s
Age: 17
Height: 5’11”
Weight: 73kg
School/College: St Kieran’s College
Favourite Player: Pa Dillon
Biggest Influence on Career: Family
Most Precious Medal won: Junior Colleges All-Ireland (2017)
Favourite Other Sport: Soccer

Peter McDonald
Club: Thomastown
Age: 15
Height: 6’
Weight: 68kg
School/College: St Kieran’s College
Favourite Player: T.J. Reid
Biggest Influence on Career: Family
Most Precious Medal won: All-Ireland Junior Colleges (2017)
Favourite Other Sport: Soccer

Alex Moore
Club: Dunnamaggin
Age: 17
Height: 6’2”
Weight: 80kg
School/College: St Kieran’s College
Favourite Player: Dan Morrissey
Biggest Influence on Career: Malik Henry
Most Precious Medal won: Minor B County (2017)
Favourite Other Sport: Basketball

Jack Morrissey
Club: St Patrick’s (Ballyragget)
Age: 17
Height: 5’11”
Weight: 74kg
School/College: Castlecomer CS
Favourite Player: Brian ‘Brooky’ Phelan
Biggest Influence on Career: Family
Most Precious Medal won: Arrabawn (2017)
Favourite Other Sport: Football

Padraic Moylan
Club: Dicksboro
Age: 16
Height: 6’2”
Weight: 82kg
School/College: St Kieran’s College
Favourite Player: J.J. Delaney
Biggest Influence on Career: Parents
Most Precious Medal won: All-Ireland Junior Colleges (2017)
Favourite Other Sport: Soccer

Aran Murphy
Club: Dicksboro
Age: 16
Height: 5’8”
Weight: 60kg
School/College: CBS Kilkenny
Favourite Player: Kyle Irving
Biggest Influence on Career: Jim Neary
Most Precious Medal won: Under-14 County Championship
Favourite Other Sport: Soccer

George Murphy
Club: Rower-Inistioge
Age: 17
Height: 5’11”
Weight: 72kg
School/College: St Kieran’s College
Favourite Player: Aaron Gillane
Biggest Influence on Career: Theresa McGinn (physio)
Most Precious Medal won: Senior All-Ireland Colleges (2018)
Favourite Other Sport: Soccer

Cathal O’Leary
Club: St Lachtain’s
Age: 17
Height: 6’
Weight: 76.5kg
School/College: Colaiste Mhuire Johnstown
Favourite Player: Conor Whelan
Biggest Influence on Career: F. O’Leary
Most Precious Medal won: Under-16 Roinn B League/Championship (2017)
Favourite Other Sport: Squash

Kieran O’Neill
Club: Barrow Rangers (Paulstown)
Age: 15
Height: 6’1”
Weight: 80kg
School/College: CBS Kilkenny
Favourite Player: Richie Hogan
Biggest Influence on Career: Parents
Most Precious Medal won: First County Medal
Favourite Other Sport: Handball

Colman O’Sullivan
Club: Tullogher-Rosbercon
Age: 15
Height: 6’2”
Weight: 70kg
School/College: Good Counsel
Favourite Player: Tommy Walsh
Biggest Influence on Career: Father and Uncle
Most Precious Medal won: League
Favourite Other Sport: Cross-Country Running

Killian Rudkins
Club: Barrow Rangers
Age: 16
Height: 5’10”
Weight: 68kg
School/College: St Kieran’s College
Favourite Player: Michael Fennelly
Biggest Influence on Career: My local club
Most Precious Medal won: Junior All-Ireland Colleges (2017)
Favourite Other Sport: Soccer

Shane Staunton
Club: Clara
Age: 17
Height: 6’
Weight: 71kg
School/College: CBS Kilkenny
Favourite Player: Michael Fennelly
Biggest Influence on Career: Parents
Most Precious Medal won: Arrabawn (2017)
Favourite Other Sport: Soccer

Harry Walsh
Club: Dunnamaggin
Age: 17
Height: 6’3”
Weight: 81.6kg
School/College: St Kieran’s College
Favourite Player: Cillian Buckley
Biggest Influence on Career: Father
Most Precious Medal won: Minor Roinn B (2017)
Favourite Other Sport: Rugby

Jamie Young
Club: O’Loughlin Gaels
Age: 17
Height: 5’11”
Weight: 81kg
School/College: St Kieran’s College
Favourite Player: Tommy Walsh/Tom Brady
Biggest Influence on Career: Mother and Father
Most Precious Medal won: Under-16 Roinn A Championship (2017)
Favourite Other Sport: NFL

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