Rory Hanniffy

Rory Hanniffy
Personal information
Irish name Ruairí Ó hAinfidh
Sport Hurling
Position Centre-back
Born Birr, County Offaly, Ireland
Occupation Barrister
Years Club
2000-present Birr
Club titles
Offaly titles 8
Leinster titles 3
All-Ireland Titles 2
Years County Apps (scores)
2001-2014 Offaly 45 (4-41)
Inter-county titles
Leinster titles 0
All-Irelands 0
All Stars 0
*Inter County team apps and scores correct as of 21:08, 13 November 2014.

Rory G. Hanniffy (born 1982) is an Irish hurler who played as a centre-back for the Offaly senior team.

Born in Birr, County Offaly, Hanniffy first excelled at hurling during his schooling at Birr Community School. He arrived on the inter-county scene at the age of seventeen when he first linked up with the Offaly minor team before later joining the under-21 side. He made his senior debut during the 2001 National Hurling League. Hanniffy went on to enjoy a lengthy career, winning two National League (Division 2) medals.[1]

As a member of the Leinster inter-provincial team on a number of occasions, Hanniffy won six Railway Cup medals. At club level he is a two-time All-Ireland medallist with Birr. In addition to this he also won three Leinster medals and six championship medals.

Throughout his career Hanniffy made 45 championship appearances. He announced his retirement from inter-county hurling on 12 November 2014.[2][3][4][5][6]

Hanniffy's father, Declan, and his brothers, Darren and Rory, also played with Offaly.[7]







  1. Hogan, Vincent (25 June 2011). "Faithful until the end". Irish Independent. Retrieved 13 November 2014.
  2. "Blow for Faithful as Hanniffy bows out after 14 years". Hogan Stand website. 13 November 2014. Retrieved 13 November 2014.
  3. "Offaly's Hanniffy retires after 14-year-run". RTÉ Sport. 13 November 2014. Retrieved 13 November 2014.
  4. "Tributes paid to retiring Rory". Hogan Stand website. 13 November 2014. Retrieved 13 November 2014.
  5. "Rory Hanniffy retires after 14 years with Offaly". GAA website. 13 November 2014. Retrieved 13 November 2014.
  6. "One of Offaly's longest-serving hurlers has retired from inter-county action". The Score website. 13 November 2014. Retrieved 13 November 2014.
  7. "Offaly brothers in arms". Irish Independent. 26 July 2003. Retrieved 2 December 2012.
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