Cian O'Connor was born in East County Cork 29th of December, 1983. He has made six appearances for the Cork senior hurlers since making his debut in 2004. He is best known as a substitute, however, he started for Cork against Limerick in 2006. Since that game he has returned to the substitutes bench. He has unnatural skill in either the half back line or the full back line. He is contributing well in all of his appearances so far. During his senior hurling career O'Connor has contributed to Cork's All-Ireland victories in 2004 and 2005. Prior to this he has won an All-Ireland Minor medal in 2001, as well as 2 Cork Senior Hurling Championship medal, 2 County Under-21 medals and 2 County Minor medals with Erin's Own.