|Irish name||Riobeard Mac Aonais|
Carrickshock, County Kilkenny, Ireland
Tramore, County Waterford, Ireland
Born in Carrickshock, County Kilkenny, Hinks first excelled at hurling whilst at school at Mount Sion CBS. He arrived on the inter-county scene at the age of seventeen when he first linked up with the Kilkenny minor team. He made his senior debut during the 1939 championship. Hinks went on to enjoy a brief career, winning one All-Ireland medal and two Leinster medals.
- "Leinster Senior Hurling Finalists" (PDF). Leinster GAA website. Retrieved 1 December 2013.