|Irish name Liam Mac Aogain|
Height 1.83 m
Fitzgibbon titles 2
All stars 0
|Position Left wing-back|
Name William Egan
All irelands 0
|Born 16 June 1990 (age 25) Liscarroll, County Cork, Ireland (1990-06-16)|
Education University College Cork
William Egan (born 16 June 1990) is an Irish hurler who plays as a left wing-back for the Cork senior hurling team.
Born in Liscarroll, County Cork, Egan first arrived on the inter-county scene at the age of sixteen when he first linked up with the Cork minor team, before later lining out with the under-21 and intermediate sides. He made his senior debut in the 2010 National Hurling League. Egan has since gone on to play a key part in defence for Cork, and has won one Munster medal. He has been an All-Ireland runner-up on one occasion.
At club level Egan plays with Kilbrin.
Egan plays his club hurling and Gaelic football with Kilbrin and has enjoyed some success.
As a member of the club's hurling team he has won numerous junior championship and under-21 championship medals at divisional level.
In 2010 Egan won a junior "B" football championship medal with the club following a one-point defeat of Charleville.
During his tenure at University College Cork, Egan played a key role for the university's various hurling teams.
In 2010 he was at midfield when UCC faced fierce local rivals and three-in-a-row hopefuls Cork Institute of Technology in the final of the All-Ireland Freshers Championship. Egan's performance was singled out for particular praise, and chipped in with 0-2 to secure a 3-8 to 1-7 victory.
Egan progressed onto the UCC senior team during the 2011-12 college year, and lined out in the final of the Fitzgibbon Cup. CIT provided the opposition, however, UCC claimed a thrilling extra-time success as they celebrated the centenary of the competition in style on home soil with a narrow 2-15 to 2-14 victory. It was Egan's first Fitzgibbon Cup medal.
In 2012-13 UCC reached the Fitzgibbon decider once again. Mary Immaculate College were the surprise opponents, however, tradition prevailed and UCC retained their title with a 2-17 to 2-12 victory. It was Egan's second Fitzgibbon Cup medal.
In 2007 Egan first came to prominence for Cork as a member of the county's minor team. He was an unused substitute on the team that lost the Munster final to Tipperary, before later losing the All-Ireland decider to the same opposition.
Egan made his minor debut in a 2-17 to 2-16 Munster quarter-final defeat by Clare on 30 April 2008. In spite of this Cork still reached the provincial decider via the play-off route. Egan once again was praised for his effectiveness at wing-back, and collected a Munster medal following a narrow 0-19 to 0-18 defeat of Tipperary.
In 2009 Egan joined the Cork under-21 hurling team, however, after three seasons with the team, two which were spent as captain, he ended his period in that grade without any silverware.
Egan also spent one season with the Cork intermediate hurling team in 2009. He was an unused substitute for much of the championship campaign, however, he did collect a set of Munster and All-Ireland medals.
On 18 April 2010 Egan made his senior debut with Cork in a National Hurling League defeat by Galway. Later that season on 17 July 2010, he made his championship debut when he came on as a substitute in the replayed Munster decider. Cork were defeated by 1-16 to 1-13 after extra time.
After a 0-24 to 0-15 defeat by Limerick in the 2013 Munster decider, Cork still reached the All-Ireland final facing Clare on 8 September 2013. Three second-half goals through Conor Lehane, Anthony Nash and Pa Cronin, and a tenth point of the game from Patrick Horgan gave Cork a one-point lead as injury time came to an end. A last-gasp point from corner-back Domhnall O'Donovan earned Clare a 0-25 to 3-16 draw. The replay on 28 September was regarded as one of the best in recent years. Clare's Shane O'Donnell was a late addition to the team, and went on to score a hat-trick of goals in the first nineteen minutes of the game. Patrick Horgan top scored for Cork, however, further goals from Conor McGrath and Darach Honan secured a 5-16 to 3-16 victory for Clare.
On 13 July 2014 Egan won his first Munster medal when he was introduced as a substitute in Cork's 2-24 to 0-24 victory over Limerick.