Corcoran hails from Glounthaune and spent many hours as a youngster honing his skills, whether in football or in hurling, with a ball or with a sliotar.
1992 proved to be one of Brian’s greatest years at club level, when Erin’s Own won their first Cork County senior hurling championship, beating Na Piarsaigh 1-12 to 0-12.
And Corcoran was the championship’s top-scorer, amassing 44 points.
“I was involved with senior hurling with Erin’s Own and Imokilly and also part of the Cork senior football team. That brought my total to 13 teams in the one season,” he said.
September 12, 1999 is a date that will be long-remembered by all hurling fans. That day, Corcoran rose to new heights when Cork shocked Kilkenny to win the All-Ireland final, 0-13 to 0-12.
His skills on the ball, his ability to pick out his man, some breathtaking strikes from dead balls, and his closing down of opposing attackers set the Erin’s Own man a class apart.
Thankfully he enjoyed a stunning comeback after pulling back on the club colours in a league match he was recalled to the Cork panel for 2004.
He also published a well-received autobiography: Every Single Ball.
Brian Corcoran began playing hurling and football at the age of eight with his club Erin's Own.
Corcoran played hurling and football at minor level for Cork between 1988 to 1991.
Brian’s first senior All-Ireland medal with Cork came in 1999 when they defeated Kilkenny in the decider. He'd add to those in 2004 and '05.
He was part of the Erin’s Own side that won their first Cork Senior Hurling Championship in 1992, scoring 11 points in their 1-12 to 0-12 win against Na Piarsaigh.
Brian retired from hurling in 2001 at the age of 28 before returning to win back-to-back All-Irelands, and another county with Erin's Own.