Cathal Moriarty

 

Age: 28  

Height: 5.11

Occupation/College:

Supplies Officer HSE

Favourite Position & Why:
Corner Forward because it’s easier to score and not a lot of running.

Least Favoured Position & Why:
 Wing Forward too much tackling and running.

Career Honours:
 One All Ireland Intermediate, One Co League Div 1, One Co League Div 2, One All Ireland Junior and Four Mid Kerry Championships.

Have you ever represented Kerry? (If so, give minor details):
 Kerry Juniors

Biggest Influence on Your Career:
 Family and Club

Most Memorable Sporting Moment:
 Winning the All Ireland Intermediate

Biggest Sporting Disappointment:
 Losing a few Mid Kerry Finals

Toughest Opponents You've Faced:
 Kevin McKenna and Tom O’ Sullivan

Best Trainer On The Team:
 Donal Dennehy

Most Stylish Team Mate:
 Donal Kelliher

First Into The Dressing Room:
 Not sure because I am not there.

Last Out Of The Dressing Room:
 Jonathan O’Sullivan if it’s raining.

Funniest Teammate:
 Jerome Flynn when he gets going!

GAA Likes:
 Community Spirit

GAA Dislikes:
 Pressure on young players too early.

One rule you'd like to see either brought in or scrapped from GAA:
Get rid of the mark , It slows up the game.

Player You Admired Most Growing Up:
 Ian Twiss and Colm Cooper

Pre-Match Superstition:
- Tell Mike Carroll what I’ll score

Favourite Holiday Destination:
- Boston

Favourite Film:
The Prestige

Favourite Band or Musician:

 Coldplay

Favourite Food:
 Burke’s Chicken Curry or my moms Bacon and Cabbage

Favourite Social Media App:
 WhatsApp

Favourite GAA Venue You've Played In:
Croke Park

Dream Car:
Audi Q3

If you owned a racehorse what would you call it?:
 The horse 

If you could attend any sporting event in the world what would it be?:
World Cup Final

Other Sporting Interests:
Rugby and Soccer

Something You Don't Know About Me:

 I dislocated my Hip

Jonathon O'Sullivan

Age: 23

Height: 6ft

Occupation/College: 

Trainee Accountant

Favourite Position & Why: 

Full Forward, in this position you will also mark a tough opponent,

which develops you more as a player.

 

Least Favoured Position & Why: 
Wing forward as it requires a high level of fitness.

 

Career Honours: 
2 Mid Kerry Senior Championships, One Kerry County U21 Championship,

One Moynihan Cup (Presentation Secondary School Milltown)

 

Have you ever represented Kerry?
At Underage Level

 

Biggest Influence on Your Career: 
My family particularly my father and uncle Jamie.

 

Most Memorable Sporting Moment: 
Mid Kerry Senior Final 2019 and seeing the joy in everyone's face from Milltown/Castlemaine after the final whistle.

 

Biggest Sporting Disappointment: 
Losing Two Kerry County Championship Finals at U16 and Under 21 with Mid Kerry.

 

Toughest Opponents You've Faced: 
Ciaran O'Connor, also has a few tricks up his sleeve.

 

Best Trainer On The Team: 
David Roche

 

Most Stylish Team Mate: 
Donal Kelliher

 

First Into The Dressing Room: 
Pa Wren

 

Last Out Of The Dressing Room: 
Jerome Flynn

 

Funniest Teammate: 
John Dennehy

 

GAA Likes: 
The friendships that are made within the GAA.

 

GAA Dislikes: 
The club season goes on too long.

 

One rule you'd like to see either brought in or scrapped from GAA: 
A limit on the number of hand passes before a kick pass to be brought in.

 

Players You Admired Most Growing Up: 
Cathal Moriarty, Bernard Brogan

 

Pre-Match Superstition: 
I have to get 8 hours sleep the night before any match.

 

Favourite Holiday Destination: 
New York City

 

Favourite Film: 
The Town

 

Favourite Band or Musician: 
Dermot Kennedy

 

Favourite Food: 
My mothers Bacon and Cabbage 🤤

 

Favourite Social Media App: 
Twitter

 

Favourite GAA Venue You've Played In: 
Fitzgerald Stadium

 

Dream Car: 

 Land Rover

 

If you owned a racehorse what would you call it?
SeaTheStars

 

If you could attend any sporting event in the world what would it be? 
Rugby World Cup Final

 

Other Sporting Interests: 
Basketball and Rugby

 

Something You Don't Know About Me: 
Going to be an Uncle soon.

Kieran O'Carroll

 

Age:
27

 

Height:
 6’2

 

Occupation: 
General Operative in Tricel

 

Favourite Position:

 Wing Back, It's too awkward to be a forward so it gives a chance to bomb on.

 

Least Favourite Position:
Corner Back as there’s always a speedy little Corner Forward.

 

Career Honours: 
One Mid Kerry Senior Championship, One O'Sullivan Cup, One Mid Kerry Senior League, One Mid Kerry Minor Championship.

Have you ever represented Kerry? 
 Never

 

Biggest Influence On Your Career: 
 Family and Previous Managers

 

Most Memorable Moment: 
 Winning the 2019 Mid Kerry Final against Laune Rangers

 

Biggest Sporting Disappointment: 

 Losing to Laune Rangers in my last minor game in a Final.

 

Toughest Opponents: 
 Cathal Moriarty (too skillful) and Donal Kelliher (strong and skillful)

 

Best Trainer: 
 Pa Wren

 

Most Stylish:
 Cathal Moriarty (those white jeans)

 

First Into The Dressing Room:
Donal Dennehy

 

Last Out Of The Dressing Room:
 Seamus O' Dowd (always late)

 

Funniest Teammate: 
 David Roche

 

GAA Likes: 
Having the crack with all the lads

 

GAA Dislikes:
 Winter training 🥶

One rule you'd like to see either brought in or scrapped from GAA:
The new mark rule for forwards scrapped (slows the play down)

 

Players You Most Admired Growing Up:
 Donal Kelliher (Club), Seamus Moynihan (County)

 

Pre-Match Superstition: 
 Wake up early and have a turkey sausage sandwich 😆

 

Favourite Holiday Destination: 

 A Safari in Africa

 

Favourite Film: 
 Step Brothers

 

Favourite Band or Musician: 
 MK (DJ)

 

Favourite Food:
 Chicken Balls from Burke’s 🤤

 

Favourite Social Media App: 
 Instagram

Favourite GAA Venue You've Played In: 
 Glenbeigh/Glencar's new surface.

Dream Car:
 Lamborghini Huracàn

If you owned a racehorse what would you call it?
The bull 😆

If you could attend any sporting event in the world what would it be? 
 UFC fight with McGregor in it

Other Sporting Interests:
 Soccer and Rugby

Something you don’t know about me: 

 I fractured my kneecap in half

Jerome FLynn

Age:
- 29

Height: 
- 5 ft 8

Occupation/College: 
- Sales Assistant in Divanes Volkswagen, Castleisland

Favourite Position: 
- Centre forward because I like being in the middle of the action.

Least Favoured Position: 
- Corner forward because you are always the first lad to be taken off.

Career Honours:
- 1 All Ireland Intermediate Club Championship, 1 Munster Intermediate Club Champioship, 1 Kerry County Intermediate Championship. 

5 Mid Kerry Senior Championship's. 3 Mid Kerry Senior League's, One O' Sullivan Cup. One County Senior League Division 1, One County Senior League Division 2.

Have you ever represented Kerry? (If so, give minor details):
- Yes at underage.

Biggest Influence on Your Career: 
- My club and family.

Most Memorable Sporting Moment: 
- Winning the All-Ireland Intermediate Club Championship.

Biggest Sporting Disappointment: 
- Losing the Senior County Championship Final to Dr Crokes in 2011 with Mid Kerry.

Toughest Opponents You've Faced: 
- Kevin McKenna

Best Trainer On The Team: 
- Pa Wren

Most Stylish Team Mate: 
- Jonathan O Sullivan

First Into The Dressing Room: 
- Donal Dennehy

Last Out Of The Dressing Room: 
- Pa Wren

Funniest Teammate: 
- David Roche

GAA Likes: 
- The friends you make.

GAA Dislikes: 
- The obsession with Sweepers in Games.

One rule you'd like to see either brought in or scrapped from GAA: 
- Square Ball from Free Kicks Scrapped.

Player You Admired Most Growing Up: 
- Ian Twiss and Mike Burke

Pre-Match Superstition: 
- I always sit in the same place in the dressing room.

Favourite Holiday Destination: 
- Spain

Favourite Film: 
- Django unchained

Favourite Band or Musician: 
- The Dubliners

Favourite Food: 
- Steak

Favourite Social Media App: 
- Facebook

Favourite GAA Venue You've Played In: 
- Croke Park

Dream Car: 
- Volkswagen

If you owned a racehorse what would you call it?: 
- Gowan Away

If you could attend any sporting event in the world what would it be? 
- Champions League Final

Other Sporting Interests: 
- Soccer.

Something You Don't Know About Me: 
- I have had two cruciate ligament operations

Gavin Horan

Age: 
- 23

 

Height: 
- 6 ft 1

 

Occupation/College: 
- Student

 

Favourite Position & Why: 
- Centre forward. You’re always guaranteed to be up against a tough opponent and the action is all around you.

 

Least Favoured Position & Why: 
- Wing forward. Nothing worse than following a bombing wing back up the pitch.

 

Career Honours: 
- 1 Freshers All-Ireland Championship, 1 All-Ireland Junior Championship, 1 Mid Kerry Championship, 2 Mid Kerry Leagues, various underage titles.

 

Have you ever represented Kerry? (If so, give minor details): 
- Kerry Juniors

 

Biggest Influence on Your Career: 
- My family and my friends primarily. Previous managers also influenced me. Dan McKenna from Milltown Secondary School deserves a mention.

 

Most Memorable Sporting Moment: 
- Winning the Mid Kerry Championship in 2019. It was my first and I couldn’t believe the joy it brought to the parish. Shows the impact football has.

 

Biggest Sporting Disappointment: 
- Relegation from Senior to Intermediate status a few years back.

 

Toughest Opponents You've Faced: 
- Peter Cook of Galway. Trying to follow John Blenner Hassett in my first few years thought me a few things too 😂.

 

Best Trainer On The Team: 
- Tough to split between Donal Dennehy, Pa Wren and David Roche.

 

Most Stylish Team Mate: 
- Cathal Moriarty. He’d wear the skinny jeans and cardigan on the pitch if he was allowed😂

 

First Into The Dressing Room: 
- The Roche's

Last Out Of The Dressing Room: 
- Few boys spring to mind when there’s rain. Thady O’ Sullivan deserves an honourable mention for his time keeping underage.

 

Funniest Teammate: 
- Jerome Flynn.

 

GAA Likes: 
- The friends and memories you make along the way.

 

GAA Dislikes: 
- Persistent fouling to slow the play down.

 

One rule you'd like to see either brought in or scrapped from GAA:
- Tweak the advanced mark, at the moment it’s too far out and slows the game down. Fine contested catches close to goal should be rewarded.

 

Player You Admired Most Growing Up: 
- Mike Burke and Darren O’ Sullivan.

 

Pre-Match Superstition: 
- Sitting in the same seat in the dressing room.

 

Favourite Holiday Destination: 
- Porto, Portugal.

 

Favourite Film: 
- The Wolf of Wall Street

 

Favourite Band or Musician: 
- Lewis Capaldi

 

Favourite Food: 
- Tough to beat my Mothers dinners.

 

Favourite Social Media App: 
- Facebook

Favourite GAA Venue You've Played In: 
- Fitzgerald’s Stadium or Athlone Institute of Technology. Both fantastic surfaces.

 

Dream Car: 
- Range Rover

If you owned a racehorse what would you call it?
- Damian Murphy

If you could attend any sporting event in the world what would it be? 
- Champions League Final

 

Other Sporting Interests: 
- Soccer

Something You Don't Know About Me: 
- I’ve had more X-rays than you can imagine 

Craig Counihan

Age: 
Age

- 21

 

Height: 
- 6 ft

 

Occupation/College: 
- Student/Trainee Accountant

Favourite Position: 
- Wing forward - get on more ball

 

Least Favoured Position: 
- Corner forward - too restricted for running

 

Career Honours: 
- 1 Mid Kerry Senior Championship 
- 2 Mid Kerry Leagues 
- 2 O’Sullivan Cups

 

Have you ever represented Kerry? (If so, give minor details): 
- Jesus no then 

 

Biggest Influence on Your Career: 
- My father

 

Most Memorable Sporting Moment: 
- Mid Kerry Senior Championship final whistle

 

Biggest Sporting Disappointment: 
- U12 Mid Kerry Final loss (Gavin Mckenna broke the cross bar in the last kick of the game)

 

Toughest Opponents You've Faced: 
- Ciaran O Connor

 

Best Trainer On The Team: 
- Pa Wrenn

 

Most Stylish Team Mate: 
Football wise - Cathal Moriarty 
Fashion wise - Donal Kelliher (them sliders)

 

First Into The Dressing Room: 
-Gavin McKenna (To do all his stretching)

 

Last Out Of The Dressing Room: 
- Jonathan Sullivan

 

Funniest Teammate: 
- Jerome Flynn

 

GAA Likes: 
- Friendships & Community

 

GAA Dislikes: 
- Players being judged only on last game played

 

One rule you'd like to see either brought in or scrapped from GAA: 
- Black card

Player You Admired Most Growing Up: 
Ian Twiss and Paul Galvin

Pre-Match Superstition: 
- Go through gear in same order every time , Eat jellies

Favourite Holiday Destination: 
- America

 

Favourite Film: 
- Apollo Creed

Favourite Band or Musician: 
- Dermot Kennedy

 

Favourite Food: 
- A proper pizza

 

Favourite Social Media App: 
- Instagram

Favourite GAA Venue You've Played In: 
- Fitzgeralds Stadium

 

Dream Car: 
- BMW X5

If you owned a racehorse what would you call it? 
- Brackhill Boy

If you could attend any sporting event in the world what would it be? 
- The Masters

Other Sporting Interests: 
- Golf/Soccer/Rugby

Something You Don't Know About Me:
- I’m a singer

 

Gavin McKenna

 

Age:
- 22

Height: 
- 5 ft 8

 

Occupation/College: 
- Business & Accounting Student

 

Favourite Position: 
- Half forward/back because of the freedom

 

Least Favoured Position: 
- None

 

Career Honours: 
- 1 Mid Kerry Championship 
- 2 Mid Kerry Senior League's 
- 1 All Ireland Fresher Championship

 

Have you ever represented Kerry? (If so, give minor details):
- No

 

Biggest Influence on Your Career: 
- Family & Friends

 

Most Memorable Sporting Moment: 
- Playing Senior County Championship with the club

 

Biggest Sporting Disappointment: 
- U21 County Championship Final

 

Toughest Opponents You've Faced: 
- Tony Brosnan & Cathal Moriarty

 

Best Trainer On The Team: 
- Donal Dennehy

 

Most Stylish Team Mate: 
- N/A

 

First Into The Dressing Room: 
- Probably myself

 

Last Out Of The Dressing Room: 
- Jonathan O' Sullivan

 

Funniest Teammate: 
- David Roche

 

GAA Likes: 
- Friendships and atmosphere on big games

 

GAA Dislikes: 
- Sweepers

One rule you'd like to see either brought in or scrapped from GAA: 
- The discipline that’s in rugby towards referees brought in.

 

Player You Admired Most Growing Up : 
- Kevin McKenna & Paul Galvin

 

Pre-Match Superstition: 
- None

Favourite Holiday Destination: 
- Tenerife, Spain

Favourite Film: 
- Wolf of Wall Street

 

Favourite Band or Musician: 
- The Script

 

Favourite Food: 
- Chicken Stir Fry

 

Favourite Social Media App: 
- Instagram

Favourite GAA Venue You've Played In: 
- Fitzgerald Stadium

 

Dream Car: 
- Range Rover

If you owned a racehorse what would you call it? 
- Lightning McQueen

If you could attend any sporting event in the world what would it be? 
- Champions League Final

 

Other Sporting Interests: 
- Soccer

Something You Don't Know About Me: 
- I don’t have a preferred kicking foot

Stephen Roche

 

Age:
- 28

Height: 
- 5 ft 5 inches (Max)

Occupation/College: 
- Customer Service

 

Favourite Position: 
- Full Back line, No skill needed just rooting

 

Least Favoured Position:
- Midfield - lacking height

 

Career Honours:
- One All Ireland Intermediate (as a runner)
- Three Mid Kerry Championships 
- Two Parish Leagues 
- One O'Sullivan Cup
- One Under 21 County Championship
- Two Mid Kerry Leagues 
- Under 14 Mid Kerry championship

 

Have you ever represented Kerry? 
- Under 12 Open Trial

 

Biggest Influence on Your Career: 
- Family and Club

Most Memorable Sporting Moment:
- Winning 2019 Mid Kerry Final

 

Biggest Sporting Disappointment:
- Losing Mid Kerry Finals

 

Toughest Opponents You've Faced:
- Cathal Moriarty, hard to admit it that one

Best Trainer On The Team: 
- Tough to split Donal Dennhy and Pa Wren

Most Stylish Team Mate:
- David Roche. As I buy the clothes
- Stephen Roche. As I am wearing Cathal's clothes

 

First Into The Dressing Room:
- Gavin Horan always Foam Rolling

 

Last Out Of The Dressing Room: 
- Jonathan O'Sullivan - It takes time to put on your pyjamas

 

Funniest Teammate: 
- John Dennehy

 

GAA Likes: 
- Friendship and the craic with the lads

GAA Dislikes (What you don't like): 
- Underage too competitive - Make it more enjoyable

 

One rule you'd like to see either brought in or scrapped from GAA:
- The black card - I get too many of them (on number 6 )

 

Player You Admired Most Growing Up:
-Ian Twiss (club)
-Marc O'Se (county)

Pre-Match Superstition: 
- I wouldn't eat 4 hours before throw in

Favourite Holiday Destination:
- I have never been on a sun holiday

 

Favourite Film: 
- Coach Carter

 

Favourite Band or Musician:
- Luke Kelly

 

Favourite Food: 
- Sausage Rolls

 

Favourite Social Media App: 
- Instagram

 

Favourite GAA Venue You've Played In:
- Austin Stack Park

 

Dream Car: 
- Blue Ford Focus

 

If you owned a racehorse what would you call it?
- The Runner

 

If you could attend any sporting event in the world what would it be?
- Watching Liverpool in Anfield Lifting the premier league

 

Other Sporting Interests: 
- Soccer and Rowing

Something You Don't Know About Me:
- I have never scored for the Milltown/Castlemaine senior team

Dylan O'Neill

Age: 
- 18

 

Height: 
- 6”2

 

Occupation/College: 
- Business Student at I.T Tralee

 

Favourite Position: 
- Centre Forward, involved in most of the action

 

Least Favoured Position: 
- Full forward, too close to the goals

Career Honours: 
- 1 Mid Kerry Championship 
- All Ireland fresher league. 
- Few underage competitions

Have you ever represented Kerry? (If so, give minor details): 
- Underage

Biggest Influence on Your Career: 
- Family and Coaches

Most Memorable Sporting Moment: 
- Winning the Mid Kerry Championship

 

Biggest Sporting Disappointment: 
- Not winning a Mid Kerry Championship at underage

 

Toughest Opponents You've Faced: 
Ciaran O' Connor

 

Best Trainer On The Team: 
- Donal Dennehy

 

Most Stylish Team Mate: 
- John Dennehy

 

First Into The Dressing Room: 
- Gavin McKenna

 

Last Out Of The Dressing Room: 
Don't know as I’m never around

 

Funniest Teammate: 
- David Roche

 

GAA Likes: 
- The friendships you make

GAA Dislikes: 
- Sweepers

 

One rule you'd like to see either brought in or scrapped from GAA: 
- Black card, not consistent

 

Player You Admired Most Growing Up: 
- Cathal Moriarty and Declan O' Sullivan

Pre-Match Superstition: 
- Have none

 

Favourite Holiday Destination: 
- Albuifera

 

Favourite Film:
- Indiana Jones

Favourite Band or Musician: 
- Coldplay

Favourite Food: 
- Lasagne

 

Favourite Social Media App: 
- Instagram

Favourite GAA Venue You've Played In: 
- Fitzgerald Stadium

 

Dream Car: 
- Audi A7

If you owned a racehorse what would you call it?
- The rocket

If you could attend any sporting event in the world what would it be?
- World Cup Final

Other Sporting Interests: 
- Soccer

Something You Don't Know About Me:
- I’ve won an All Ireland playing Soccer

David Roche

 

Age: 
- 22

 

Height: 
- 5 ft 10

 

Occupation/College: 
- Student In Mary Immaculate College, Limerick

 

Favourite Position: 
- Midfield nothing like being in the thick of the action

 

Least Favoured Position: 
- Corner back as you are too restricted

 

Career Honours: 
- 2 Mid Kerry Senior Championship Titles 
- 2 Mid Kerry Leagues 
- 1 O'Sullivan Cup
- 1 Trench Cup 
- 2 Munster Minor Championship's 
- 1 All Ireland Minor Championship's 
- 1 Parish League's

 

Have you ever represented Kerry? (If so, give minor details): -

Ya underage

Biggest Influence on Your Career: 
- Family/friends, Dan McKenna would have to get another mention great influence in school

Most Memorable Sporting Moment:
- Beating Laune Rangers by a point in the Mid Kerry Final nothing will beat it

Biggest Sporting Disappointment: 
- Losing U21 County Championship Final

Toughest Opponents You've Faced: 
- Mike Burke he’s all elbows

Best Trainer On The Team: 
- Pa Wrenn, a monster in training

 

Most Stylish Team Mate: 
Football: Donal Kelliher 
Dress: wise I’d have to give it to Jonathan O'Sullivan

First Into The Dressing Room:
- The Dennehy’s as they are never late

 

Last Out Of The Dressing Room: 
- Depends on the weather, if it’s cold Cathal Moriarty

Funniest Teammate: 
- Jerome Flynn, he comes outs with some crackers

GAA Likes: 
- The bonding sessions and the crack amongst the team and the competitiveness

 

GAA Dislikes: 
- Not as many enforcers as before would love to bring back the big hits

 

One rule you'd like to see either brought in or scrapped from GAA:
- Scrap the advanced mark doesn’t reward good catching and puts the defender on the back foot straight away.

 

Player You Admired Most Growing Up:
- Always loved watching/playing with Marcus Mangan and Darragh Ó Sé

 

Pre-Match Superstition: 
- Always sit in the same spot in the dressing room

 

Favourite Holiday Destination:
- Cala Millor in Majorca, a lovely spot

 

Favourite Film: 
- Remember the titans

 

Favourite Band or Musician: 
- Dermot Kennedy or Dababy

 

Favourite Food: 
- Chicken wings

 

Favourite Social Media App: 
- Instagram

 

Favourite GAA Venue You've Played In: 
- Hard to beat Milltown on a summer's evening

Dream Car: 
- Range Rover

 

If you owned a racehorse what would you call it?
- Hakuna Matata

 

If you could attend any sporting event in the world what would it be? 
- NBA finals

Other Sporting Interests: 
- NBA

 

Something You Don't Know About Me: 
- I’ve been parasailing 

Dylan O'Neill

Age: 
- 18

 

Height: 
- 6”2

 

Occupation/College: 
- Business Student at I.T Tralee

 

Favourite Position: 
- Centre Forward, involved in most of the action

 

Least Favoured Position: 
- Full forward, too close to the goals

Career Honours: 
- 1 Mid Kerry Championship 
- All Ireland fresher league. 
- Few underage competitions

Have you ever represented Kerry? (If so, give minor details): 
- Underage

Biggest Influence on Your Career: 
- Family and Coaches

Most Memorable Sporting Moment: 
- Winning the Mid Kerry Championship

 

Biggest Sporting Disappointment: 
- Not winning a Mid Kerry Championship at underage

 

Toughest Opponents You've Faced: 
Ciaran O' Connor

 

Best Trainer On The Team: 
- Donal Dennehy

 

Most Stylish Team Mate: 
- John Dennehy

 

First Into The Dressing Room: 
- Gavin McKenna

 

Last Out Of The Dressing Room: 
Don't know as I’m never around

 

Funniest Teammate: 
- David Roche

 

GAA Likes: 
- The friendships you make

GAA Dislikes: 
- Sweepers

 

One rule you'd like to see either brought in or scrapped from GAA: 
- Black card, not consistent

 

Player You Admired Most Growing Up: 
- Cathal Moriarty and Declan O' Sullivan

Pre-Match Superstition: 
- Have none

 

Favourite Holiday Destination: 
- Albuifera

 

Favourite Film:
- Indiana Jones

Favourite Band or Musician: 
- Coldplay

Favourite Food: 
- Lasagne

 

Favourite Social Media App: 
- Instagram

Favourite GAA Venue You've Played In: 
- Fitzgerald Stadium

 

Dream Car: 
- Audi A7

If you owned a racehorse what would you call it?
- The rocket

If you could attend any sporting event in the world what would it be?
- World Cup Final

Other Sporting Interests: 
- Soccer

Something You Don't Know About Me:
- I’ve won an All Ireland playing Soccer

Jamie O'Shea

Age: 
- 29

 

Height: 
- 5 ft 6 & 3/4s - every bit counts 

 

Occupation/College: 
- Work for Kerry Drains Services

 

Favourite Position: 
- Corner forward - not as much running as other positions

 

Least Favoured Position: 
- Midfield, the heights an issue 

 

Career Honours: 
One All Ireland Intermediate Club Championship, 
One Munster Intermediate Club Champioship, 
One Kerry County Intermediate Championship. 
Three Mid Kerry Senior Championship's. 
Three Mid Kerry Senior League's, 
One County Senior League Division 1, 
One County Senior League Division 2

 

Have you ever represented Kerry? (If so, give minor details): 
- No

Biggest Influence on Your Career: 
- Family & friends

Most Memorable Sporting Moment: 
- Being part of the squad winning the All Ireland in 2012

Biggest Sporting Disappointment: 
- Losing the Munster Corn Ui Mhuiri with the ISK in 2009

 

Toughest Opponents You've Faced: 
- Ciaran O'connor

Best Trainer On The Team: 
- Donal Dennehy

Most Stylish Team Mate: 
- Cathal Moriarty with his yellow rain jacket

First Into The Dressing Room: 
- Donal Dennehy

 

Last Out Of The Dressing Room: 
- Myself and Seamus Dowd

 

Funniest Teammate: 
- Jerome Flynn

 

GAA Likes: 
- Friendship and social aspect

 

GAA Dislikes: 
- Sweeper system

One rule you'd like to see either brought in or scrapped from GAA: 
- Get rids of the marks

 

Player You Admired Most Growing Up: 
- Damian Murphy and Darragh O'Se

Pre-Match Superstition: 
- Sit in the same seat in dressing room

 

Favourite Holiday Destination: 
- Boston

Favourite Film: 
- Gladiator

Favourite Band or Musician: 
- The Script

 

Favourite Food: 
- Lamb

 

Favourite Social Media App: 
- TikTok

Favourite GAA Venue You've Played In: 
-Fitzgerald's Stadium

 

Dream Car: 
- Vintage BMW e30

 

If you owned a racehorse what would you call it? 
- Still in Training

If you could attend any sporting event in the world what would it be? 
- Rugby World Cup or Formula One

Other Sporting Interests: 
- Soccer, Rugby & Formula One

Something You Don't Know About Me: 
- I lived in Sydney for 2 years

Seamus O'Dowd

 

Age:
- 27. 28 on the 11th this month (TODAY!)

 

Height: 
- 6ft

 

Occupation/College: 
- Farmer

 

Favourite Position:
- Centre forward. Always in key positions

 

Least Favoured Position:
- Corner back nothing worse than chasing a fella

 

Career Honours: 
- County Intermediate Football Championship
- Munster Intermediate Football Championship
- All-Ireland Intermediate Club Championship
- County U21 Football Championship
- Mid Kerry Leagues and Championships at Junior and Underage levels.

Have you ever represented Kerry? 
- No then (Where would he get the time!)

 

Biggest Influence on Your Career: 
- Trainers and friends, schools aswell

Most Memorable Sporting Moment:
- Winning the All Ireland with the club and friends

 

Biggest Sporting Disappointment:
- Losing the Mid Kerry Minor Final against Laune Rangers

 

Toughest Opponents You've Faced:
- Donal kelliher in training

Best Trainer On The Team: 
- Donal Dennehy

 

Most Stylish Team Mate: 
- Has to be myself

 

First Into The Dressing Room:
- Never there 

Last Out Of The Dressing Room: 
- Myself and Jamie O' Shea

Funniest teammate: 
- Kieran O' Carroll

 

GAA Likes: 
- The togetherness building up to big games

 

GAA Dislikes: 
- Alcohol bans

 

One rule you'd like to see either brought in or scrapped from GAA:
- The black card

 

Player You Admired Most Growing Up: 
- Joe Daly and Declan O' Sullivan

 

Pre-Match Superstition: 
- Eat 2 hours before

 

Favourite Holiday Destination:
- Ibiza or Galway

 

Favourite Film: 
- Rush or Shawshank Redemption

 

Favourite Band or Musician:
- The Whistling Donkeys

 

Favourite Food: 
- Chicken sandwich meal from supermacs

 

Favourite Social Media App: 
- Snapchat or tik tok

 

Favourite GAA Venue You've Played In:
- Con Keating Park, Cahersiveen

 

Dream Car:
- 1992 eg9 Honda Civic

If you owned a racehorse what would you call it? 
- Ballyoughtra boy

 

If you could attend any sporting event in the world what would it be? 
- Monaco formula 1 or champions league final

 

Other Sporting Interests: 
- Horse racing and Soccer

 

Something You Don't Know About Me:
- Broke my elbow when I was 8

Dwight Bacalso

 

Age: 
- 21

Height:
- 5”11

Occupation/College: 
- Information Systems Student

Favourite Position:
- Wing Back, you’ve the freedom to go on the attack whenever you want

Least Favoured Position: 
- Keeper, i’d hate standing around for ages

Career Honours: 
- Mid Kerry Championship

Have you ever represented Kerry? 
- For basketball yeah

Biggest Influence on Your Career: 
- Milltown Trainers

Most Memorable Sporting Moment: 
- Winning All Ireland for college basketball

Biggest Sporting Disappointment:
- Losing Junior Final against Beaufort on my first year back

Toughest Opponents You've Faced: 
- Donal Kelliher

Best Trainer On The Team: 
- Donal Dennehy

Most Stylish Team Mate: 
- Jonathan O'Sullivan

First Into The Dressing Room: 
- Donal Dennehy

Last Out Of The Dressing Room: 
- Jonathan Osullivan

Funniest Teammate: 
- David Roche

GAA Likes: 
- The fierce competition

GAA Dislikes: 
- Training during winter when its cold and raining constantly

One rule you'd like to see either brought in or scrapped from GAA: 
- Sin-bin

Player You Admired Most Growing Up: 
- Donal Kelliher & Colm Cooper

Pre-Match Superstition: 
- Drink a black coffee

Favourite Holiday Destination: 
- Philippines

Favourite Film: 
- Whiplash

Favourite Band or Musician: 
- Hozier

Favourite Food: 
- Pasta

Favourite Social Media App: 
- Instagram

Favourite GAA Venue You've Played In: 
- John Mitchels

Dream Car: 
- Range Rover

If you owned a racehorse what would you call it?
- Black Horse

If you could attend any sporting event in the world what would it be? 
- NBA Finals

Other Sporting Interests: 
- Basketball and Soccer

Something You Don't Know About Me: 
- Before last year I hadn’t played football since u14

Cormac Leane

 

Age:
- 21

Height:
- 5 ft 11

Occupation/College:
- Student in UL

Favourite Position:
- Goalkeeper (hardly I know).. it’s nice to try and quieten a flashy forward every once in a while.

 

Least Favoured Position:
- Corner Back.. I’d be turned inside out!

Career Honours:
- 1 Mid Kerry Senior Championship
- 1 O Sullivan Cup
- 2 Mid Kerry League
- Munster & All Ireland Minor Chamionship
- U14, U16 & Minor Mid Kerry Championship's

Have you ever represented Kerry?
- Yes at Minor

Biggest Influence on Your Career:
- Family & Underage coaches

Most Memorable Sporting Moment:
- Toss up between Mid Kerry Final 2019 and Under 16 Mid Kerry Final 2014

Biggest Sporting Disappointment:
- County Minor Final 2015 with Mid Kerry

 

Toughest Opponents You've Faced:
- Sean O' Shea

 

Best Trainer On The Team:
- Donal Dennehy

 

Most Stylish Team Mate:
- David Roche loves a dodgy shirt every now and again 👔

 

First Into The Dressing Room:
- Pa Wren

Last Out Of The Dressing Room:
- Probably myself I’m very slow to tog off after a game

Funniest Teammate:
- Craig Counihan (honourable mention to Kieran Griffin when we see him!)

GAA Likes:
- The build up to a big game

GAA Dislikes:
- Pre season 🥵

One rule you'd like to see either brought in or scrapped from GAA:
- Black Card Scrapped

Player You Admired Most Growing Up:
- Donal Kelleher & Colm Cooper

Pre-Match Superstition:
- Have a spare pair of gloves in the bag just in case

Favourite Holiday Destination:
- Verona, Italy

Favourite Film:
- The Longest Yard

Favourite Band or Musician:
- Mumford & Sons / The Dubliners

Favourite Food:
- My cousin Caitlin’s 7 layer dip 😍

Favourite Social Media App:
- Instagram

Favourite GAA Venue You've Played In:
- Austin Stack Park

Dream Car:
- Dodge Challenger

If you owned a racehorse what would you call it?
- Hoof-hearted

If you could attend any sporting event in the world what would it be?
- Formula 1 in Monaco (if I had the money!)

Other Sporting Interests:
- Soccer, Basketball, whatever’s on really.

Something You Don't Know About Me:
- I started off as a full forward!

Jeremiah Hayes

 

Age:
- 33

Height:
- 5 ft 8 inches

Occupation/College:
- QC Manager, Astellas

Favourite Position:
- Half Back as the whole field is in front of you!

Least Favoured Position:
- Midfield as I am a bit vertically challenged for that role

Career Honours:
- County Skills Competition Winner 1999 😜
- County League Division 1 & 2
- County, Munster & All Ireland Intermediate Championship.
- County, Munster & All Ireland Inter-firm Championship
- Mid Kerry Leagues
- Mid Kerry Championships

Have you ever represented Kerry?
- Nope

Biggest Influence on Your Career:
- A few: My Grandad, Mike Hickey and my wife Emma.

Most Memorable Sporting Moment:
- 2019 Mid Kerry Championship

Biggest Sporting Disappointment:
- Getting relegated from senior status

Toughest Opponents You've Faced:
- John Blenner & Pa McCarthy

Best Trainer On The Team:
- Pa Wrenn

Most Stylish Team Mate:
- Kieran Carroll: those white boots...

First Into The Dressing Room:
- Donal Dennehy

Last Out Of The Dressing Room:
- Jonathan O'Sullivan

Funniest Teammate:
- Seamus Dowd

GAA Likes:
- Being part of a team.

GAA Dislikes:
- Lack of respect for referees

One rule you'd like to see either brought in or scrapped from GAA:
- If a referee is being abused, a free to be given to opposition 14 yards from the goals.

Player You Admired Most Growing Up:
- Fionan Kelliher & Maurice Fitzgerald

Pre-Match Superstition:
- Sitting in the same spot in the dressing room.

Favourite Holiday Destination:
- Livigno, Italy

Favourite Film:
- Anchorman

Favourite Band or Musician:
- Mumford & Sons

Favourite Food:
- Anything Italian

Favourite Social Media App:
- WhatsApp

Favourite GAA Venue You've Played In:
- Paddy Burke Memorial Park, Milltown

Dream Car:
- Aston Martin

If you owned a racehorse what would you call it?
- The Horse

If you could attend any sporting event in the world what would it be?
- Rugby World Cup Final

Other Sporting Interests:
- Rugby, Golf, Gym, Cycling

Something You Don't Know About Me:
- I have a PhD having studied Novel Bioanalytical Applications of Molecularly Imprinted Polymers

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