Austin Gleeson

Austin Gleeson
Personal information
Irish name Áistín Ó Gliasáin
Sport Hurling
Position Centre Back
Born (1995-06-27) 27 June 1995
Waterford, Ireland
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Occupation Student
Years Club
2012- Mount Sion
Club titles
Waterford titles 0
Years College
Waterford Institute of Technology
Years County Apps (scores)
2014-present Waterford 12 (1-25)
Inter-county titles
Munster titles 0
All-Irelands 0
All Stars 1
*Inter County team apps and scores correct as of 22:04, 27 July 2015.

Austin Gleeson (born 27 June 1995) is an Irish hurler who plays as a centre-back for the Waterford senior team and plays his club hurling and football with Mount Sion GAA.

Born in Waterford, Gleeson first excelled at hurling during his schooling at De La Salle College. He arrived on the inter-county scene at the age of sixteen when he first linked up with the Waterford minor team before later joining the under-21 side. He made his senior debut during the 2014 championship.[1] Gleeson has since become a regular member of the team and has won one National Hurling League medal.[2]

Gleeson is widely considered as one of the best players in the modern game. He won his first All Star Award in 2016 and is only the second player to have won the Hurler and Young Hurler of the Year awards in the same year.[3][4]





  1. Egan, Kevin (25 May 2014). "Cork claw back nine-point deficit to earn Waterford replay". Irish Times. Retrieved 26 May 2014.
  2. Breheny, Martin (8 June 2015). "Waterford's power surge floors Cork". Irish Independent. Retrieved 27 July 2015.
  3. "Austin Gleeson's Hurler of The Year double a 'huge honour'". Irish Examiner. 4 November 2016. Retrieved 7 November 2016.
  4. "Waterford's Austin Gleeson scoops top hurling honour". RTE Sport. 4 November 2016. Retrieved 7 November 2016.
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