Matt Gargan

Matt Gargan
Personal information
Irish name Maitiú Ó Gargáin
Sport Hurling
Position Midfield
Born 1886
Kilkenny, Ireland
Died 10 March 1949
Kilkenny, Ireland
Occupation Stonecutter
Years Club
Erin's Own
Club titles
Kilkenny titles 0
Years County
Inter-county titles
Leinster titles 5
All-Irelands 5

Matthew "Matt" Gargan (1886 - 10 March 1949) was an Irish hurler who played as a midfielder for the Kilkenny and Waterford senior teams.

Gargan made his first appearance for the Kilkenny team during the 1905 championship and was a regular member of the starting fifteen until his retirement after the 1917 championship. During that time he won five All-Ireland medals and five Leinster medals.[1][2] He also frequently and illegally lined out with Waterford.

At club level Gargan enjoyed a lengthy career with Erin's Own.

Gargan's son, Jack, won an All-Ireland medal with Kilkenny in 1939, while his grandson, Frank Cogan, won an All-Ireland medal in football with Cork in 1973.


  1. "Kilkenny GAA profile". Hogan Stand website. Retrieved 28 April 2012.
  2. "Leinster Senior Hurling Finalists" (PDF). Leinster GAA website. Retrieved 28 April 2012.
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