To finish the end of another exciting hurling championship, 2014 Hurler of the Year, GAA GPA All-Star & All-Ireland winner with Kilkenny, Richie Hogan answered questions in our recent live Twitter Q&A. Richie answered a combination of hurling and fun questions with some comical responses and great images.
If you missed out on the live action, here’s a recap of Richie’s answers below. This was the fourth in a series of Liberty Insurance live Twitter GAA Q&As with hurling and camogie stars. Look back at our previous Q&As with Anna Geary, Joe Canning & Liam Rushe.
Q1. Hi @richiehogan8 what are you dressing up as for Halloween this year? via @Mairead_W
RH. I think I’ll go as Henry Shefflin’s head. There’s plenty of room for me inside.
Q2. Do you have any match day superstitions? via @hotshots85
RH. I went through a phase of wearing the same socks for each game but they didn’t last too long!
I went through a phase of wearing the same socks for each game but they didn’t last too long!
Q.3 Where is your favourite place to go for a few pucks? via @ljkeegan87
RH. When in KK I always go to Kieran’s College, and in Dub it would have to b St. Anne’s Park!
Q4. Who is harder Hickey or Tyrrell and why? via @midas1888
RH. @MrJackieTee is tougher to mark, but won’t have to worry about him anymore #retired.
Q5. Richie if you were captain would you play with or against the wind in the first half? via @Awesomegamr1616
RH. Always play with the wind in the 1st half, and hope it changes around for d 2nd half.
Q6. If you could steal 3 players from opposition counties to play for Kilkenny who would it be and why? via @ciara_jackman
RH. If I could steal some players I would go for 1. @JoeyCan88 2. Brendan Maher and @AnnaGCork
Q7. Are you a wine gums man or a fruit pastilles fan for a half time sugar kick? #keyquestions via @AnnaGCork
RH. We have the fruit pastilles at HT, and I’ve lost half my back teeth because of them!
We have the fruit pastilles at HT, and I’ve lost half my back teeth because of them!
Q8. Congrats on a great year, do you think the pen rule should be changed again? & if so would you favour 1v1? via @richardkearns2
RH. Thanks! I think it will definitely be changed, and yes I would be in favour of 1v1 RH
Q9. If you had to change another club or county across all of Ireland where would you choose? via @heyaitskatiee
RH. I don’t think I’d get away with changing Club again cc @MrJackieTee But if I had to change county I’d go to Dub!
Q10. What was your favourite score of the year Richie? via @gavdoyler
RH. Brian Hogan’s score against Tipp in All Ire, 36 yrs old was a great time to get his first score of his career!!
Q11. Richie, can you remember your first jersey? What was it? #choiceofchampions via @ONeills1918
RH. That’s my first one there! Thinks it’s Connolly’s #choiceofchampions
Q12. Richie any surprises in your passing stats? via @AnalysisGAA
RH. No surprises, I think @ColinFennelly @power_richie @ShefflinHenry @_tjreid owe me an apology #alwayspasstheball
Q13.I have such beard envy, you had mighty growth earlier in the C’ship what’s your secret? via @lemachine
RH. Secret is a lot of beard tonic and wear boxing gloves to stop scratching your face, best of luck! @MovemberIreland
Q14. Who is the most influential person you have met in your life? And why? via @AnneRyan_91
RH. Most influential person is Jim Ryan of Pigeon Park! Great hurling man.
Q15. Biggest messer in KK team ? via @dcasey24
RH. Biggest messer is David “Jonny Bravo” Herity… He loves to show off his 6 pack!!
Biggest messer is David “Jonny Bravo” Herity… He loves to show off his 6 pack!!
Q16. Do you get much ribbing from the lads when you win such a personal award in such a team sport? via @SportforBusines
RH. Yep… @ShefflinHenry was slagging me that I only have 1 award but I’ll catch him eventually!!
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