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Austin Gleeson

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Irish name  Aistin O Gliasain
Occupation  Student
All stars  0
Height  1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
All irelands  0

Position  Centre-back
Name  Austin Gleeson
Sport  Hurling
Years  Club
Nhl  1
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Born  27 June 1995 (age 20) Waterford, Ireland (1995-06-27)

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Austin Gleeson (born 27 June 1995) is an Irish hurler who currently plays as a centre-back for the Waterford senior team.

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Career

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Born in Waterford, Gleeson was raised in a family that had a strong association with hurling. His mother served as juvenile secretary with the Mount Sion club for a period, while a number of his uncles also played for the club.

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Gleeson played competitive hurling at the De La Salle College. He simultaneously came to prominence at juvenile and underage levels with the Mount Sion club, winning under-14 and under-16 medals, before making his senior debut in 2012. Gleeson also played in the Fitzgibbon Cup with Waterford Institute of Technology.

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Gleeson made his debut on the inter-county scene at the age of sixteen when he was selected for the Waterford minor team. He enjoyed two championship seasons with the minor team, culminating with the winning of an All-Ireland medal in 2013. Gleeson subsequently joined the Waterford under-21 team, winning an All-Ireland medal in 2016. By this stage he had also joined the Waterford senior team, making his debut during the 2014 league. Since then Gleeson has become a regular member of the starting fifteen and has won one National Hurling League medal, as well as being named Hurler of the Year and Young Hurler of the Year in 2016.

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On 13 August 2017, Gleeson scored 1-2 as Waterford qualified for the 2017 All-Ireland Final. During the same match Gleeson pulled Luke Meade’s helmet off his head in the first half but escaped punishment from the CCC for the incident.

Career statistics

As of match played 13 August 2017.

Honours

Waterford
  • National Hurling League (1): 2015
  • All-Ireland Under-21 Hurling Championship (1): 2016
  • Munster Under-21 Hurling Championship (1): 2016
  • All-Ireland Minor Hurling Championship (1): 2013
  • Awards
  • All Stars Hurler of the Year (1): 2016
  • All Stars Young Hurler of the Year (1): 2016
  • GAA GPA All Stars Awards (1): 2016
  • References

    Austin Gleeson Wikipedia


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