Brian Hogan has been nominated by O’Loughlin Gaels to captain the Kilkenny Senior hurlers in 2011.
Hogan was on the O’Loughlin Gaels team that lost the AIB GAA All-Ireland Club final to Clarinbridge on St Patrick’s Day, but as county champions the Club retains the right to nominate the county side’s captain.
The 29-year-old will take over from TJ Reid, who captained Kilkenny last year as the Cats finally relinquished their All-Ireland title to Tipperary after four successful campaigns.
Hogan is a highly respected player within Kilkenny hurling circles and has been a member of Brian Cody’s squad since 2004.
As well as three Kilkenny county titles with O’Loughlin Gaels, Hogan has won four All-Ireland, three Allianz League and six Leinster titles with the Cats.
A medical representative by profession, Hogan missed last year’s All-Ireland final defeat to Tipperary with a shoulder injury.