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Kilkenny's Richie Hogan Retires From Inter-County Hurling

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The 35 year old won seven All Ireland titles

Seven-time All-Ireland SHC winner and 2014 hurler of the year Richie Hogan has retired from inter-county hurling.

The Kilkenny star made his announcement via the Kilkenny County Board on Friday morning, bringing to an end an illustrious career that also saw him earn four All-Stars, 11 Leinster titles and five National Leagues.

He had been plagued by injuries in recent years, suffering back issues going back to when he won hurler of the year eight years ago and nominated for the award the following season when TJ Reid picked up the gong.

He recovered from a broken hand against Cork in this year’s Division 1 semi-final to make a number of substitute appearances in this year’s championship including the final when he came on in the 65th minute.

The Danesfort clubman was one of the most talented forwards during the county's dominance of the game under Brian Cody.

The 35 year old won seven All Ireland titles and was named Hurler of the Year in 2014.

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