Minogue John

11 October 1991
NAME: John Minogue

DATE OF BIRTH: 21/12/59

HEIGHT: 5’ 9"

WEIGHT: 12st

CLUB: Scarriff

COUNTY: Clare

HONOURS: Club - 2 Minor Championships; 2 Under 21 B Championships; 1 Intermediate Championship; Lost 1991 County Championship and League Finals. County - Played on County Minor, Under 21 and Senior teams, winning 2 Oireachtas hurling medals in 1982 and 1983. Also captained UCC to Fitzgibbon Cup glory in 1981 and starred on the winning 1982 team

PLACE OF EMPLOYMENT: Teacher in St. Flannan’s College, Ennis

INTER-COUNTY DEBUT: versus Waterford, 1982, Cusack Park, Ennis

FAVOURITE GROUNDS: Semple Stadium, Thurles

TOUGHEST OPPONENT: Kilkenny’s Liam Fennelly and Cork’s Seanie O’Leary

FAVOURITE POSITION: Corner back

SPORTING AMBITION: To win county senior hurling championship

DO YOU PLAY ANY OTHER SPORTS: Played rugby at one time

BOYHOOD HEROES: Clare’s Jackie O’Gorman along with Kilkenny’s Pat Henderson and Eddie Keher

FAVOURITE PLAYER AT PRESENT: Tipp’s Nicky English

BIGGEST INFLUENCE ON CAREER: When in UCG, Fr Mick O’Brien, the present cork manager and local minor club officials in my early years

DISLIKES ABOUT THE GAA: Referees turning up at club games without official umpires or linesmen. In the 1991 All-Ireland Colleges hurling final there were no official linesmen nor was there a programme for the same game

BEST GAME SEEN: 1990 All-Ireland hurling final between Galway and Tipperary

BEST GAME PLAYED IN : 1981 and ’82 Fitzgibbon hurling finals won by UCC

HOPES FOR 1991: Win a county senior hurling championship medal with Scarriff

CLARE’S PROSPECTS FOR THE FUTURE: Bright. Clare have the nucleus for a good side built on the 1989 All-Ireland minor final team - we must pursue a youth policy

TIP FOR THE FUTURE: Limerick’s Brian Tobin from the Mungret club, who is a boarder at St. Flannans and also David Fitzgerald, who has established himself as Clare’s senior goalkeeper at the age of 20




Taken from Hogan Stand magazine
11th October 1991
Vol 1 No 30