'Hoggy. Legend. R.I.P'

June 11, 2016

John Horgan has the measure of another hurling legend, one Brian Cody during the 1978 All Ireland decider.

A link to the three in-a-row All-Ireland winning Cork senior hurling team of the seventies has been broken with the passing of Rebel County legend John Horgan yesterday.

The Blackrock star won his first All-Ireland SHC medal in 1970 and was an integral member of the team that captured Liam MacCarthy honours from 1976 to '78.

A defender of the top drawer variety, his medal collection also included Celtic Cross souvenirs at minor, U-21 and club levels as well as five Munster SHC and five Cork championship medals.

He captained 'The Rockies' to county success in 1971, '73 and '78.

All-Star recognition came his way in 1974, '77 and '78 while he was also honoured as the Texaco Hurler of the Year in 1978.

Known as 'Blondie' and 'Hoggy', he played juvenile hurling with his local club Passage West before switching allegiance to nearby Blackrock in 1968.

John's Funeral details: Lying in repose at the Temple Hill Funeral Home, Boreenmanna Road of Jerh. O'Connor Ltd. from Monday. Removal at 6pm same evening (Monday) to St. Mary's Church, Passage West. Requiem Mass at 11am on Tuesday. Funeral afterwards to St. Mary's Cemetery, Passage West. Family flowers only please. Donations, if desired to Cork Parkinsons Support Group or Marymount Hospice.

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