Three hurlers with a combined total of 17 All-Ireland medals retired this morning 5 years ago

Three hurlers with a combined total of 17 All-Ireland medals retired this morning

They’re dropping like flies…

Kilkenny players Brian Hogan and Aidan Fogarty, who were so key to Kilkenny's success over the last decade, as well as Tipperary forward John O’Brien, have announced their retirement from inter-county hurling this morning.

Fogarty leaves the game with a very respectable eight All-Ireland medals in his back pocket while O’Loughlin Gaels centre-back Hogan is not far behind with seven medals for his trophy cabinet. He also had the honour of captaining the side to All-Ireland glory in 2011.

John O’Brien has tasted All-Ireland success twice, in 2001 against Galway and in 2010 against Kilkenny and he was an integral part in ending Kilkenny's drive for five in 2010.

We’ve already seen Tommy Walsh and Declan O’Sulllivan, to name just two, hang up their boots over the last couple of weeks. Where is this all going to end? *JOE looks pleadingly for an answer*

In order to cheer us up in the midst of all these losses to the game, we have looked back at Aidan Fogarty’s Man of the Match performance against Cork in 2006 and picked out his goal for you to enjoy…

Video via Tribesmen Hurling.