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Player Profiles

Newmarket 2017 player profiles, complied by Luke McCarthy:

   
Eddie Allen
Age: 25
Nickname: Don’t think I have one!!!
Favourite position: wing back
Honours won: Too many to mention!!!
Biggest influence on your career: Family and Coaches
Most important skill of the game: kicking accuracy
What would you change about the game: Nothing
If there was a transfer market who would you buy: Ryan McHugh
Toughest training opponent: (Newmarket) Tj Brosnan
What training drill do you dread the most: Pressure cooker
Joker of the team: Colin O Sullivan
Most skilful player on the team: Bart Daly
Best fashion sense on the team: Wimpy
Worst Fashion sense on the team: Ryan Dasher
Best memory as a player: 2011 premier intermediate final
Toughest part of sporting life: Training
When I was a child I wanted to be: Tony Charlie
Three things you couldn’t live without: Family friends Sport
Best advice given to you: Hit it long Ned (Con Collins)
Advice for young players: Train hard and listen to trainers
In ten years’ time I hope to be: Still playing
   
Paudie Allen
Age: 23
Nickname: Pat, P.
Favourite position: Centre Back
Honours won: 2015 Duhallow U21 A Football Championship 2015 Duhallow U21 A Hurling Championship 2017 Tom Creedon Cup 2013 2014, 2016 Junior A Hurling League
Biggest influence on your career: Teammates.
Most important skill of the game: Composure on and off the ball.
What would you change about the game: Improve the level of respect for officials similar to rugby and maybe change to 13 a-side.
If there was a transfer market who would you buy: David Moran (Football), Lee Chin (Hurling).
Toughest training opponent: (Newmarket): TJ Brosnan (Football), Barry O’Connor (Hurling).
What training drill do you dread the most: The bike upstairs in the gym at the start of the year.
Joker of the team: Colin O’Sullivan.
Most skilful player on the team: Bart Daly or Daniel Culloty (Football), Donal Hannon (Hurling).
Best fashion sense on the team: Aidan Browne.
Worst Fashion sense on the team: John Ryan.
Best memory as a player: U21 double in 2015.
Toughest part of sporting life: Fatigue when the schedule gets busy.
When I was a child I wanted to be: An Arsenal player or a pro golfer.
Three things you couldn’t live without: Chocolate, phone and a wok.
Best advice given to you: Enjoy it!
Advice for young players: Have a good attitude to help the team.
In ten years’ time I hope to be: Happy and healthy.
   
TJ Bodie
Age: 30
Nickname: Gooch
Favourite position: Centre Forward
Honours won: Copif 2011 Coma League 2005 Tom Creedon Cup 2017
.Duhallow U 21 A Ch 2007/08\09. M A Ch 2004/06. M A League 2005/06. J B Ch 2005. Nevin Cup 2007
Biggest influence on your career: Parents
Most important skill of the game: Kicking
What would you change about the game: Blanket Defence’s & black cards
If there was a transfer market who would you buy: Conor McManus
Toughest training opponent: (Newmarket) Bart Daly
What training drill do you dread the most: Pressure Cooker
Joker of the team: Colin O Sullivan
Most skilful player on the team: Besides myself, Conor O Keeffe
Best fashion sense on the team: Kevin O Sullivan
Worst Fashion sense on the team: Funa
Best memory as a player: 2011 County Final
Toughest part of sporting life: Trying to organise a holiday
When I was a child I wanted to be: Soccer player
Three things you couldn’t live without: Ball, Cereal & Milk
Best advice given to you: Marry young and be young forever
Advice for young players: Listen to your trainers, not your parents
In ten years’ time I hope to be: Training Newmarket seniors
   
TJ Brosnan
Age: 24
Nickname: Teej
Favourite Position: Wing Back (Hate full back)
Honours Won: 1 Bursary award for Senior Football in CIT 15/16, 1 Munster Cadbury Un21 Bursary award in CIT 14/15, 2 Munster Football Championships with Cork Un21’s 2013 & 2014, All Ireland finalists with Cork Un21 Football 2013, 1 Bursary award for Fresher Football in CIT 2012/13, 1 Premier IFC with Newmarket 2011, 1 Club All-Ireland JAHC, 1 Munster, 1 County, 1 Duhallow Championship & 1 League [All with Meelin 2011], 1 Munster Senior Schools, 1 All Ireland & 2 Munster Cork Vocational’s, 1 Duhallow Minor Football with Newmarket, 1 Duhallow Un21 Football with Newmarket, 5 Duhallow Minor Hurling with St. Marks, 1 Cork County Minor Hurling with St. Marks and 1 Hurling Division 3 Hurling with Meelin.
Biggest Influence on your career: My Dad Timmie, always with me wherever I go.
Most Important skill of the game: Outside of the boot!
What would you change about the game: Scrap the black card.
If there was a transfer market who would you buy: David Clifford, a solid 15 years left in his career.
Toughest training opponent (Newmarket): Bart Daly once upon a time
What training drill do you dread the most: 400’s
Joker of the Team: Colin O’ Sullivan
Most Skilful player on the team: Paudie Allen (A Corner back would you believe it)
Best fashion sense on the team: Donnacha Fitz (Typical Teacher)
Worst fashion since on the team: Gavin Forde (Outrageous combinations, hasn’t a clue how to dress)
Best Memory as a player: Getting to an U21 All-Ireland final with Cork.
Toughest part of sporting life: The structure of the GAA, can’t plan nothing!
When I was a child I wanted to be: Cork Senior or a Pilot
Three things you couldn’t live without: Mary’s Dinner, Phone & Sweets
Best advice given to you: The weather, Referee and the Opposition are all out of your control, what you can control is yourself, play to your best and Enjoy It!
Advice for young players: As a wise man once said ‘enjoy every single minute of playing out in the field’ (Danny Culloty), respect for your team, Jersey, Referee and the football will look after itself.
In 10 years’ time, I hope to be: Still playing GAA.
   
Aidan Browne
Age: 18
Nickname: Aido
Favourite position: Wing Back
Honours won: North Cork Minor C Hurling/football County minor C hurling U21 Duhallow Football Championship Tom Creedon Cup
Biggest influence on your career: My Father
Most important skill of the game: Kick Passing
What would you change about the game: No Gum Shields
If there was a transfer market who would you buy: Donnacha O Connor
Toughest training opponent: (Newmarket) Barry O Connor
What training drill do you dread the most: Warm up
Joker of the team: Colin O Sullivan
Most skilful player on the team: Bart Daly
Best fashion sense on the team: Kevin O Sullivan
Worst Fashion sense on the team: Peter Foley
Best memory as a player: Playing in Croke Park
Toughest part of sporting life: It can sometimes be too serious
When I was a child I wanted to be: Soccer player
Three things you couldn’t live without: Football, phone and food
Best advice given to you: To keep playing football
Advice for young players: Try to get better all the time
In ten years’ time I hope to be: An Inter county footballer and play senior football with my club
   
Cathal Browne
Age: 17
Nickname: CB
Favourite position: Midfield
Honours won: North Cork U14, U16 and Minor titles in hurling and football, Minor C hurling county, Duhallow U21 A Fooball, Munster Schools Rugby Senior Cup
Biggest influence on your career: Father
Most important skill of the game: Kick-passing/catching in hurling
What would you change about the game: Make it 13 a side so there would be more space
If there was a transfer market who would you buy: Shane Walsh/Jamie Barron
Toughest training opponent: (Newmarket) Paudie Allen/Colin O’Sullivan
What training drill do you dread the most: The Warm up
Joker of the team: Colin O’Sullivan
Most skilful player on the team: Conor O’Keeffe/Donal Hannon
Best fashion sense on the team: Kevin O’Sullivan
Worst Fashion sense on the team: Tony Charlie
Best memory as a player: Winning the U21 county quarter final
Toughest part of sporting life: balancing football/hurling/rugby
When I was a child I wanted to be: A soccer player
Three things you couldn’t live without: Fair City, Toast and A Car
Best advice given to you: Never drop your head after you make a mistake
Advice for young players: Listen to Luke
In ten years’ time I hope to be: Still playing Hurling and Football
   
Michael Cottrell
Age: 20
Nickname:  
Favourite position: midfield
Honours won: Tom Creedon cup,2 Duhallow U21’A’ football, 1 U21’B’football, Duhallow U21 ‘A ‘hurling,U20 divisional tournament duhallow ,U16 Munster football cork, Munster hurling u14,15,16cork ,u12,14, 2U16, Minor A Duhallow hurling championships ‘Minor B football league/championship ,junior b football championship
Biggest influence on your career: Parents
Most important skill of the game: Fielding
What would you change about the game: Nothing
If there was a transfer market who would you buy: Michael Murphy
Toughest training opponent: (Newmarket) TJ Brosnan
What training drill do you dread the most: Pressure Cooker?
Joker of the team: Ryan Dasher
Most skilful player on the team: Bart Daly
Best fashion sense on the team: Colin O’Sullivan
Worst Fashion sense on the team: Shane funah
Best memory as a player: Winning U21 football championship 2017
Toughest part of sporting life: Injuries
When I was a child I wanted to be: a farmer
Three things you couldn’t live without: phone, money, friends
Best advice given to you: don’t get sent off
Advice for young players: be on time
In ten years’ time I hope to be: still playing football
   
Daniel Culloty
Age: 22
Nickname: Big Dan
Favourite position: Centre forward
Honours won: Duhallow Minor B Football Medal. County and Munster Schools Senior B Medal with Colaiste Treasa, Duhallow U21 B Football Medal, Duhallow U21 Football Invitation Cup Medal, Duhallow U21 A Football Medal, Tom Creedon Cup Medal, Munster Junior Colleges Football Medal with CIT
Biggest influence on your career: My parents
Most important skill of the game: Kick passing
What would you change about the game: The blanket defence
If there was a transfer market who would you buy: The Gooch
Toughest training opponent: (Newmarket) Paudie Allen
What training drill do you dread the most: Long distance running
Joker of the team: Colin O’Sullivan
Most skilful player on the team: Conor O’Keeffe
Best fashion sense on the team: Donal Hannon
Worst Fashion sense on the team: Tony Charlie
Best memory as a player: Winning the U21 A Duhallow Final
Toughest part of sporting life: Injuries
When I was a child I wanted to be: A soccer player
Three things you couldn’t live without: iphone, internet and playstation
Best advice given to you: Enjoy playing the game
Advice for young players: As above and practice kicking
In ten years’ time I hope to be: Still playing football
   
Bart Daly
Age: 29
Nickname:
Favourite position: Half Back
Honours won: PIFC, Duhallow Minor and 21’s, AI at U-21 and Junior levels and a Sigerson
Biggest influence on your career: Plenty of people deserve a mention but Bertie is the man
Most important skill of the game: Kicking
What would you change about the game: Match scheduling
If there was a transfer market who would you buy: Bring back Nicky Flanagan/A full back to release the Ryans
Toughest training opponent: (Newmarket) Any of the Cork based lads #animals
What training drill do you dread the most: Backs and forwards, nightmare for a centre back watching your man getting a handpass from ten yards every 30 seconds
Joker of the team: Shane McAuliffe, puts a huge effort into morale in fairness to him
Most skilful player on the team: Paudie Allen
Best fashion sense on the team: TJ Bros has stepped up his game since getting his new job
Worst Fashion sense on the team: Kevin O’Sullivan
Best memory as a player: Winning the Intermediate County
Toughest part of sporting life: Arriving home late after training
When I was a child I wanted to be: A Man Utd player and or better than Maurice Feehan at soccer
Three things you couldn’t live without: The much loved Diesel Golf Plus Sports Utility Vehicle, phone and glasses/contacts
Best advice given to you: Enjoy it – Honourable mention to ‘Give it to me, its safe with me’ John Ryan in injury time of the first round this year.
Advice for young players: The effort you put into training is what you get in matches
In ten years’ time I hope to be: Continuing my transition from box to box player to sitting centre back directing traffic
   
Donnacha Fitzpatrick
Age: 32
Nickname: Fitz
Favourite position: corner back
Honours won: 2 junior Hurling leagues, 1 singleton cup, u 14 duhallow football, 2 junior B football, 1 Junior B league, 1 nevin cup, 1 Tom Creedon cup,
Biggest influence on your career: Reardons Bar in Cork
Most important skill of the game: Striking the sliotar off both sides/ kicking football with both legs
What would you change about the game: Change to 13 a side, more space & more scores,
If there was a transfer market who would you buy: Nicky Flanagan
Toughest training opponent: (Newmarket) Skippy Lane
What training drill do you dread the most: The warm up
Joker of the team: Colin O’Sullivan
Most skilful player on the team: Colin O’Sullivan
Best fashion sense on the team: Colin O’Sullivan
Worst Fashion sense on the team: David Quinlan
Best memory as a player: winning the singleton cup
Toughest part of sporting life: The warm up
Three things you couldn’t live without: Phone, car and tiger balm
Best advice given to you: enjoy the game
Advice for young players: keep playing for as long as you can
In ten years’ time I hope to be: hanging in there playing junior b hurling and football
   
Gavin Forde
Age: 23
Nickname: Donie
Favourite position: Wing back
Honours won: Numerous underage medals, Minor hurling Championship, U21A Hurling and Football, One PIFC Championship, Tom Creedon Cup, School vocationals Muster Hurling and Football, Two JAHL
Biggest influence on your career: My parents
Most important skill of the game: Kick passing
What would you change about the game: Clearer definition on black cards, two points for a sidline in hurling
If there was a transfer market who would you buy: Lee Keegan/ Richie Hogan
Toughest training opponent: (Newmarket) Barry O’Connor (football) Donal Hannon (Hurling)
What training drill do you dread the most: 400s
Joker of the team: Colin O’Sullivan
Most skilful player on the team: Donal Hannon (Hurling) Paudie Allen
Best fashion sense on the team: TJ Brosnan
Worst Fashion sense on the team: Bart Daly, Tony O’ Keeffe, Barry O’Connor
Best memory as a player: Winning the double U21 in 2015
Toughest part of sporting life: Missing out on social events
When I was a child I wanted to be: Teacher
Three things you couldn’t live without: Phone, Car
Best advice given to you: Enjoy it.
Advice for young players: Keep practicing and enjoy it as much as possible
In ten years’ time I hope to be: Still playing, hopefully in the forwards!
   
Jack Guiney
Age: 19
Favourite position: Wing forward
Honours won: 2 Duhallow U21FC, 1 Duhallow U21HC ,Tom Creedon Cup , 2 Duhallow JHL and numerous underage age medals
Biggest influence on your career: Shermin
Most important skill of the game: kick pass
What would you change about the game: Get rid of black card
If there was a transfer market who would you buy: Conor Mcmanus
Toughest training opponent: (Newmarket) Barry O’Connor
What training drill do you dread the most: Sprints!
Joker of the team: Colin O’Sullivan
Most skilful player on the team: Paudie Allen
Best fashion sense on the team: Alan Ryan
Worst Fashion sense on the team: Ryan O’Keeffe
Best memory as a player: Winning U21 hurling medal 2015
Toughest part of sporting life: Finding time to train
When I was a child I wanted to be: Millionaire
Three things you couldn’t live without: Phone, tv, pasta
Best advice given to you: ‘Fire in the belly, ice in the head’
Advice for young players: You get out what you put in
In ten years’ time I hope to be: Still playing hurling and football
   
Donal Hannon
Age: 22
Nickname: Unknown
Favourite position: Full Forward Hurling, Wing Forward Football
Honours won: 2 JAHL, 1 U21 Hurling Championship, 1 U21 Football Championship, 1 County MCHC, Numerous underage medals
Biggest influence on your career: My Parents, Tom O’Connell in Colaiste Treasa
Most important skill of the game: First Touch in Hurling, Passing in Football
What would you change about the game: 2 points awarded for a sideline in both codes
If there was a transfer market who would you buy: Austin Gleeson/ Brian Fenton
Toughest training opponent: (Newmarket): Paudie Allen Hurling, TJ Brosnan Football
What training drill do you dread the most: The Pressure Cooker
Joker of the team: Colin O’Sullivan
Most skilful player on the team: Bart Daly Football, Colin O’Sullivan Hurling
Best fashion sense on the team: Shane McAuliffe
Worst Fashion sense on the team: Too Many to Mention…
Best memory as a player: Winning The U21 Double
Toughest part of sporting life: The Amount of Free Time It Takes Up
When I was a child I wanted to be: Batman
Three things you couldn’t live without: Car, Phone, The O’Sullivan’s at training
Best advice given to you: Play For The Enjoyment Of Your Sport
Advice for young players: Work As Hard As You Can Ever Time You Go To The Field
In ten years’ time I hope to be: Injury Free And Still Playing
   
Conor O’Keeffe
Age: 21
Nickname: Dasher
Favourite position: Centre Forward
Honours won: 2 Duhallow U21 ‘A’ Football Championship, Duhallow U21 ‘A’ Hurling Championship, Tom Creedon Cup, U12,14,16,18 A Duhallow hurling Championships, Minor B football league/championship
Biggest influence on your career: Wimpy
Most important skill of the game: Kick Pass
What would you change about the game: Black Cards or TMO
If there was a transfer market who would you buy: Anthony O Connor
Toughest training opponent: (Newmarket) John Ryan
What training drill do you dread the most: Luke’s warm up
Joker of the team: Ryan Dasher
Most skilful player on the team: Shane Funa
Best fashion sense on the team: Aidan Browne
Worst Fashion sense on the team: Gavin Forde
Best memory as a player: Captaining U21 winning team
Toughest part of sporting life: Staying off the beer or losing
When I was a child I wanted to be: Older
Three things you couldn’t live without: Phone, Kevin Sull and Money
Best advice given to you: Don’t get sent off
Advice for young players: Be like Wimpy
In ten years’ time I hope to be: Playing senior football with my club.
   
Darren O Keeffe
Age: 26
Nickname: None really Dasher I suppose
Favourite position: Midfield
Honours won: Tom Creedon Cup 2017
Biggest influence on your career: Tony Charlie
Most important skill of the game: Half time show
What would you change about the game: A longer half time show
If there was a transfer market who would you buy: Seamus Casey (Glenlara)
Toughest training opponent: (Newmarket) Donnacha Fitz
What training drill do you dread the most: Gym work
Joker of the team: Colin O’Sullivan
Most skilful player on the team: Barry O’Connor
Best fashion sense on the team: Donal Hannon
Worst Fashion sense on the team: Cathal Browne
Best memory as a player: Training under John Feehan and Con Cornie
Toughest part of sporting life: Commitment
When I was a child I wanted to be: Tony McCoy
Three things you couldn’t live without: Red bull, Super bites, Pitch & Putt
Best advice given to you: Stay wide
Advice for young players: Enjoy it
In ten years’ time I hope to be: Well retired unlike Charlie
   
Michael Kenneally
Age: 29
Nickname: Moochie
Favourite position: Anywhere but wing forward!!
Honours won: u21 A Football x2, Minor A football x 2, Jr A hurling league
Most important skill of the game: First Touch
What would you change about the game: Fixture Calendar
If there was a transfer market who would you buy: Tony Kelly
Toughest training opponent: Couldn’t give somebody the satisfaction of naming them
What training drill do you dread the most: 400s
Joker of the team: Colin
Most skilful player on the team: That sweet left peg on TJ Bodie
Best fashion sense on the team: Kevin O Sullivan
Worst Fashion sense on the team: Colin O Sullivan
Best memory as a player: u21 Championship final win v Kanturk
Toughest part of sporting life: Volume of training/matches
When I was a child I wanted to be: Haven’t a clue
Three things you couldn’t live without: My iPod
Advice for young players: Always carry football/hurley with you
In ten years’ time I hope to be: In goals for Jr Bs
   
Shane Mc Auliffe
Age: 23
Nickname: Funa
Favourite position: Goalkeepr
Honours won: Duhallow Minor Hurling Championship, County Minor Hurling Hurling Championship, Duhallow Minor Hurling League, 2 Duhallow U21 Football Championship, Duhallow U21 Hurling Championship, 2 Duhallow Junior A Hurling League, Tom Creedon Cup
Biggest influence on your career: My Parents
Most important skill of the game: Football Kick-Passing and Hurling First Touch
What would you change about the game: Have a designated two-week break during the summer months countrywide so players could plan Holidays.
If there was a transfer market who would you buy: In Football, locally I’d buy Kevin Crowley and at county level I’d buy Lee Keegan. In Hurling, locally I’d buy Mark Ellis and at county level I’d buy Austin Gleeson.
Toughest training opponent: (Newmarket) Paudie Allen
What training drill do you dread the most: Pressure Cooker
Joker of the team: Colin O’Sullivan
Most skilful player on the team: Football Paudie Allen and Hurling Donal Hannon
Best fashion sense on the team: TJ Brosnan
Worst Fashion sense on the team: John Ryan
Best memory as a player: Winning the U21 double in 2015
Toughest part of sporting life: Losing
When I was a child I wanted to be: The Red Power Ranger!!
Three things you couldn’t live without: Tea/Coffee, Biscuits and My Phone
Best advice given to you: “Go out and enjoy it” Danny Culloty
Advice for young players: Practice as much as you can outside of Training
In ten years’ time I hope to be: Alive and enjoying my life. Hopefully I’ll pick up a bit of money and a woman on the way.
   
Jack Murphy
Age: 17
Nickname: None
Favourite position: Full Forward
Honours won: North Cork Minor C Hurling/Football Duhallow U21 A Football
Biggest influence on your career: My Father
Most important skill of the game: First Touch
What would you change about the game: First touch
If there was a transfer market who would you buy: Eoin Geaney
Toughest training opponent: (Newmarket) Bart Daly
What training drill do you dread the most: 400s
Joker of the team: Colin O` Sullivan
Most skilful player on the team: Aidan Browne
Best fashion sense on the team: Tony O’Keeffe
Worst Fashion sense on the team: Cathal Browne
Best memory as a player: Winning U21 football championship
Toughest part of sporting life: Training
When I was a child I wanted to be: A Cork Hurler
Three things you couldn’t live without: Friends, Phone, Food
Best advice given to you: Having a good touch makes the game easier
Advice for young players: Always give 100% on the pitch
In ten years’ time I hope to be: Living abroad
   
Jeremy Murphy
Age: 21
Nickname: Murph
Favourite position: Corner Back
Honours won: Duhallow U21 A football, Duhallow U21 B football, Tom Creedon Cup, Duhallow Junior B football Championship x2, North Cork Minor A hurling League.
Biggest influence on your career: Danny Culloty, trained under him since U10
Most important skill of the game: Use of both legs
What would you change about the game: Change the black card rule
If there was a transfer market who would you buy: Jack McCaffrey
Toughest training opponent: (Newmarket) Bart Daly
What training drill do you dread the most: 4 corner game.
Joker of the team: Colin O’Sullivan
Most skilful player on the team: Paudie Allen
Best fashion sense on the team: Paudie Allen
Worst Fashion sense on the team: Colin O’Sullivan
Best memory as a player: Beating Boherbue in the U21 final
Toughest part of sporting life: Winter fitness training
When I was a child I wanted to be: Formula 1 driver
Three things you couldn’t live without: Phone, Dark Chocolate, and the gym.
Best advice given to you: Enjoy the game and play believe in yourself.
Advice for young players: Same advice given to me, Enjoy the game and play believe in yourself.
In ten years’ time I hope to be: A millionaire
   
Tim Murphy
Age: 29
Nickname: Wimpy
Favourite position: Midfield
Honours won: PIFC 2011, Tom Creedon Cup 2017, JBHC 2017, JBFC 2005, Nevin Cup 2005, 2007, CoMAFL 2005 U21AFC 2007, 2008, MAFL 2005, MAFC 2004, 2005, MBHC 2005, MCHC 2004, MBHL 2005, MCHL 2004,
Biggest influence on your career: Underage coaches Paul Murphy and Barry Leary and being involved with a good crop all the way up along really helped.
Most important skill of the game: Foot pass
What would you change about the game: Side-line should be worth two points
If there was a transfer market who would you buy: Diarmuid Connolly
Toughest training opponent: (Newmarket) The Doc
What training drill do you dread the most: Pressure Cooker
Joker of the team: Quite a few but would go with Bodie
Most skilful player on the team: Conor Dasher
Best fashion sense on the team: Ryan
Worst Fashion sense on the team: Gavin Forde!!
Best memory as a player: Playing Senior in 2012
Toughest part of sporting life: Injuries
When I was a child I wanted to be: The Next Steven McManaman
Three things you couldn’t live without: Two things I COULD do without 1: Ryan O Keeffe Wreckage 2: Cathal Browne
Best advice given to you: Give 100% every time you take to the field
Advice for young players: Enjoy it
In ten years’ time I hope to be: Still sledging away with Rob Stack in Junior B Hurling
   
Patrick O’ Brien
Age: 35
Nickname: Pa, Potty
Favourite position: Midfield/Centre Forward
Honours won: Football- U12 Charlie O’ Connor Shield, U16 League and Championship, U21 Four in a row 1998-2001, Nevin Cup, JBFC 2004,2013,2016, Co IFL 2000, PIFC 2011
Hurling: JAHL 2014
Biggest influence on your career: Family and Wife
Most important skill of the game: Hurling: First touch and striking Football:Kicking
What would you change about the game: Nothing in Hurling, Get rid of black card and bring in Sin Bin for football
If there was a transfer market who would you buy: David Clifford
Toughest training opponent: (Newmarket) Football: Seanie Francis O’ Connor (Both Feet and too fast) Hurling: A Hangover (Very Hard to play with 3 sliothars flying at you)
What training drill do you dread the most: None I love training, especially Running
Joker of the team: There’s a few but I’ll give it to Rasher and Colin O’ Sullivan
Most skilful player on the team: Hurling: Donal Hannon Football: Bart Daly
Best fashion sense on the team: Myself
Worst Fashion sense on the team: Rasher, Cathal Browne(Monster) The O’ Sullivan Brothers
Best memory as a player: Hurling: Winning JAHL 2014. Football Winning U21 4 in a Row
Toughest part of sporting life: Having a very bad Championship Structure
When I was a child I wanted to be: A Policeman
Three things you couldn’t live without: Water, Food and Oxygen (That’s kind of obvious, Shite Question Luke)
Best advice given to you: Don’t go on a session before a match or training (Never Listened Tho and payed the price and suffered)
Advice for young players: Train Hard and DON’T go on a session before match and training, it’s not worth it!!
In ten years’ time I hope to be: Still playing Junior B with Charlie and a good Golfer
   
Barry O’Connor
Age: 22
Nickname: The Special one
Favourite position: Wing Foward
Honours won: Minor hurling league 2013, U21 Hurling and Football 2015 Duhallow hurling league 2014 and 2016, Tom Creedon cup 2017
Biggest influence on your career: Family, Management
Most important skill of the game: First touch
What would you change about the game: Make set dates for all championship games.
If there was a transfer market who would you buy: Football Lee Keegan Hurling Austin Gleeson
Toughest training opponent: (Newmarket) Bart or TJ Bosnan
What training drill do you dread the most: Pressure Cooker
Joker of the team: Ryan O’Keeffe
Most skilful player on the team: Paudie Allen
Best fashion sense on the team: Aidan Brown
Worst Fashion sense on the team: John Ryan
Best memory as a player: Winnng the 2015 u21 Final
Toughest part of sporting life: Losing
When I was a child I wanted to be: The next Ronaldo
Three things you couldn’t live without: Phone, Chocolate, TV
Best advice given to you: Train hard
Advice for young players: Train hard and work on your weaknesses
In ten years’ time I hope to be: 32 and happy.
   
Niall O Connor
Age: 29
Nickname: The Custodian, Nially
Favourite position: It was Goals but anywhere I get a few mins of game time now
Honours won: 1 PIFC, 1JBFC, 1 JBFL (Div 1), 2 Nevin Cup, 1 Singleton Cup, 2 u21 AFC and various under age medals
Biggest influence on your career: My parents, brother and trainers at underage level
Most important skill of the game: Accurate Kick Passing
What would you change about the game: Maybe introduce the Sin Bin
If there was a transfer market who would you buy: Jack McCaffrey (Dublin) Great attacking threat
Toughest training opponent: (Newmarket) Bart Daly, got caught marking him at an intermediate training when we were 18, he took me everywhere around the field
What training drill do you dread the most: The Four Corner game
Joker of the team: Colin O’Sullivan has some great one liners
Most skilful player on the team: Brian O’Riordan before he went to Australia, Paudi Allen is a good one to take over the mantle.
Best fashion sense on the team: Kevin O’Sullivan
Worst Fashion sense on the team: This also goes to the brother Colin O Sullivan
Best memory as a player: Winning the Premier Intermediate Championship
Toughest part of sporting life: Losing any Final after putting in the hard work all year
When I was a child I wanted to be: A professional Soccer Player
Three things you couldn’t live without: My wife, family, phone
Best advice given to you: Always prepare for the worst
Advice for young players: Never give up, if you can’t do something keep practicing it until you can do it
In ten years’ time I hope to be: Reasonably fit and still involved with the club in some form
   
   
Tony O’Keeffe
Age: 36
Nickname: Charlie
Favourite position: Corner Forward
Honours won: Minor championship, u21 championship x4. Duhallow junior championship, county junior championship, Intermediate league, Premier intermediate championship. U21 duhallow invitation cup. County/munster/all Ireland Schools with Boherbue comp Tom Creedon Cup Hurling. Junior league, singleton cup
Biggest influence on your career: My Parents / Danny Culloty / Pat O’Brien
Most important skill of the game: Football ; Kick with both legs. Hurling: Catch high ball
What would you change about the game? Football: Get rid of the pick up
If there was a transfer market who would you buy: Football: Michael Murphy Hurling: Joe Canning
Toughest training opponent: (Newmarket) Football: TJ Brosnan. Hurling: Paudie Allen
What training drill do you dread the most: Pressure Cooker
Joker of the team: Colin O’Sullivan
Most skilful player on the team: Football: Paudie Allen. Hurling: Donal Hannon
Best fashion sense on the team: Ryan O’Keeffe
Worst Fashion sense on the team: Kevin O’Sullivan
Best memory as a player: The final whiste in 2011 final and the Newmarket crowd invading Pairc Ui Caoimh
Toughest part of sporting life: Not Knowing when games will be on
When I was a child I wanted to be: An ambulance driver
Three things you couldn’t live without: Mobile / Car / Watch
Best advice given to you: Have fire in the belly but stay ice cool in the head
Advice for young players: Practice the skills on your own time
In ten years’ time I hope to be: Watching Newmarket play the senior championship, and playing a bit of junior B
   
Kevin O Sullivan
Age: 29
Nickname: Barra Seclaid, Kev Sull
Favourite position: Sweeper!!!!!! Great gig Midfield
Honours won: Football Copif 2011 Coma League 2005 Tom Creedon Cup 2017
.Duhallow U 21 A Ch 2007/08\09. M A Ch 2004/06. M A League 2005/06. J B Ch 2005. Nevin Cup 2007. Hurling Co U 21 A Ch 2009. Vocational All-Ire 2007\2008 J A League 2014,2016. Singleton Cup 2010(Vice Capt) Minor B Ch 2005 Minor C Ch 2004.Minor B League 2005. Minor C League 2004.
Biggest influence on your career: My father drove me the length and breadth of the country for numerous trainings and games.
Most important skill of the game: Kicking especially point kicking.
What would you change about the game: I believe club teams are training harder than ever these days, I would like to see mandatory substitutions. Where teams would have to use substitutions in c’ship games. You would see the full panel being used and vast improvement in players. Introduction of a shot clock at intercounty level.
If there was a transfer market who would you buy: Joe Canning & Lee Keegan
Toughest training opponent: (Newmarket) Brendan Stack (Hurling) Bart Daly (Football)
What training drill do you dread the most: Warm ups and Pressure Cooker. Cannot stand backs and forwards. A medieval drill with no benefits.
Joker of the team: Ryan O Keeffe
Most skilful player on the team: Paudie Allen
Best fashion sense on the team: Bart ‘Gant’ Daly
Worst Fashion sense on the team: My brother Colin
Best memory as a player: 16th October 2011 at about 3.15pm, I asked referee James Bermingham ‘is that it?’ he said ‘Yes, thats it’ I preceded in sprinting, jumping and roaring towards my brother Colin. Culloty and Colin started screaming to get back into position but what ensued seconds later when Niall kicked out the ball was utter bedlam in Pairc Ui Caoimh!!!!
Toughest part of sporting life: Losing!!!
When I was a child I wanted to be: Garda
Three things you couldn’t live without: Marian ‘Whirlpool’ Howard Music And.. Internet
Best advice given to you: You’re the supplier not the supplied!!!!
Advice for young players: A mistake. Recognise it, Admit it, Learn from it and don’t repeat it.
In ten years’ time I hope to be: 39!!!!!!
   
David Quinlan
Age: 25
Nickname: Quinny
Favourite position: Goalkeeper
Honours won: U21 A & B Duhallow Championships, Tom Creedon Cup, Warwickshire League (Derby St. Joe’s)
Biggest influence on your career: Paul Murphy (Womble)
Most important skill of the game: Handling
What would you change about the game: The Scheduling of games
If there was a transfer market who would you buy: Jason Collins & Paddy Hassett
Toughest training opponent: (Newmarket) TJ Brosnan
What training drill do you dread the most: The Warm Up with Luke
Joker of the team: Ryan Dasher & Colin O Sullivan
Most skilful player on the team: Bart Daly
Best fashion sense on the team: Paudie Allen
Worst Fashion sense on the team: Gavin Forde
Best memory as a player: 2011 County Championship
Toughest part of sporting life: Lack of holidays
When I was a child I wanted to be: Fat Ronaldo
Three things you couldn’t live without: Phone, Wallet & Kevin O’ Sullivan
Best advice given to you: No Goals!
Advice for young players: Enjoy it
In ten years’ time I hope to be: On a beach in Spain
   
Alan Ryan
Age: 22
Nickname: Pigeon (Credit Luke “the Duck” McCarthy)
Favourite position: Wing Back in both codes.
Honours won: Numerous under age and school medals, 1 U21 Football B Championship, 1 U21 Football A championship, 1 Tom Creedon Cup, 1 U21 invitational cup, 1 JBFC, 1 U21 Hurling A Championship, 2 JAHL.
Biggest influence on your career: Gerard Hannon (Hurling) and Danny Culloty (Football).
Most important skill of the game: The foot pass and the ability to strike off both hands.
What would you change about the game: A definite fixture list or a guaranteed holiday break.
If there was a transfer market who would you buy: Brian Fenton Dublin (Football), Tony Kelly Clare (Hurling).
Toughest training opponent: TJ Brosnan (Football), Paudie Allen (Hurling)
What training drill do you dread the most: The Pressure Cooker (Worse than marking a fast corner forward!!!)
Joker of the team: TJ Bodie and Ryan O’Keeffe
Most skilful player on the team: Donal Hannon (Hurling), Tony ‘Charlie’ O’Keeffe (Football)
Best fashion sense on the team: A team of questionable dresser if the truth was told.
Worst Fashion sense on the team: Barry O’Leary
Best memory as a player: Winning the U21 double in 2015 and winning a JHL playing with my two brothers.
Toughest part of sporting life: Not being able to make plans more than a week in advance!
When I was a child I wanted to be: A WWE Superstar. (I still do deep down)
Three things you couldn’t live without: Chocolate, TV and Chocolate!
Best advice given to you: Everyone makes mistakes, it’s what you do after the mistake that counts.
Advice for young players: Try your hardest and never give up until the whistle goes!
In ten years’ time I hope to be: The Intercontinental Champion
   
John Ryan
Age: 28
Nickname: Unknown
Favourite position: Corner Back
Honours won: All Duhallow A football from U12-U21, PIFC, Tom Creedon Cup, Invitation Cup, 2 JAHL.
Biggest influence on your career: Lucky to have good coaches at all age groups.
Most important skill of the game: Kicking & First touch
What would you change about the game: A measure to eliminate blanket defence.
If there was a transfer market who would you buy: The Amsterdam Minor
Toughest training opponent: (Newmarket) Played against Kevin O’Sullivan once and received a dead leg off him so he gets the vote.
What training drill do you dread the most: Any drill without a ball
Joker of the team: Shane McAulliffe
Most skilful player on the team: Donal Hannon
Best fashion sense on the team: Conor Dasher O’Keeffe
Worst Fashion sense on the team: Ryan Dasher O’Keeffe
Best memory as a player: Winning PIFC in 2011
Toughest part of sporting life: Dual players get no break away from it.
When I was a child I wanted to be: An Engineer with McGintys.
Three things you couldn’t live without: iPhone, Ritches Wine Gums & Any form of chocolate
Best advice given to you: Enjoy it
Advice for young players: Always try your best
In ten years’ time I hope to be: Happy & Healthy
   
Ryan O’Keeffe
Age: 18
Nickname: Dasher
Favourite position: Corner forward
Honours won: Two U21 A football medals, One U21 A hurling medal, Minor C county medal, Minor C football and hurling medal, Numerous underage medals.
Biggest influence on your career: Luke
Most important skill of the game: Movement
What would you change about the game: Scoring from a sideline should be worth 2 points.
If there was a transfer market who would you buy: David Clifford
Toughest training opponent: (Newmarket) Wimpy
What training drill do you dread the most: The warm up
Joker of the team: Wimpy
Most skilful player on the team: Wimpy
Best fashion sense on the team: Wimpy
Worst Fashion sense on the team: Gavin Forde
Best memory as a player: Beating Banteer in the U14 league final after they beating us in championship by 27 points.
Toughest part of sporting life: Training in the cold weather.
When I was a child I wanted to be: Wimpy
Three things you couldn’t live without: Wimpy, Luke and Colin Sull.
Best advice given to you: Do the simple thing with the first ball.
Advice for young players: It’s not all about winning, Enjoy it.
In ten years’ time I hope to be: Working night shifts with Bart Daly.
   
John Scanlon
Age: 28
Nickname: Scan
Favourite position: Full back
Honours won: 3 Minor A Football Leagues,3 Minor A Football Championships,1 Minor A League County,3 U21 A Football Championships, 2 Magical Junior B Football Championships, 2 Junior A Hurling Leagues
Biggest influence on your career: John Bob
Most important skill of the game: Being able to read the game and anticipating play
What would you change about the game: No Sweepers
If there was a transfer market who would you buy: Joe Canning
Toughest training opponent: (Newmarket) Marking Skippy in the minor and u21 days
What training drill do you dread the most: Pressure Cooker
Joker of the team: Colin ‘send it in’ O’Sullivan
Most skilful player on the team: Conor O’Keeffe
Best fashion sense on the team: Over 25s
Worst Fashion sense on the team: Under 25s
Best memory as a player: The craic during the minor era after finals, great nights
Toughest part of sporting life: Injuries
When I was a child I wanted to be: Having Crips, peanuts and pints
Three things you couldn’t live without: Crips, peanuts and pints
Best advice given to you: If an opportunity arises clock him
Advice for young players: Send it in long and quick
In ten years’ time I hope to be: Alive and Kicking
   
Brendan Stack
Age: 26
Nickname: —–
Favourite position: Full/Centre Back
Honours won: Various underage medals, Minor A Football League, and championship, Munster Vocational Schools B Football Championship, Two U21 A Football Championship, Singleton Cup, two Junior B Football Championship, Junior A Hurling League
Biggest influence on your career: Brothers
Most important skill of the game: Learning to take a hit and giving it back (Without fouling!)
What would you change about the game: Outlaw the sweeper.
If there was a transfer market who would you buy: From Duhallow – Denis Roche
Toughest training opponent: (Newmarket) Colin O Sullivan
What training drill do you dread the most: Everything in January
Joker of the team: Funa
Most skilful player on the team: Bart Daly
Best fashion sense on the team: David Quinlan
Worst Fashion sense on the team: Any of the young lads wearing skinny jeans.
Best memory as a player: Playing in U21 Football County Final
Toughest part of sporting life: Balancing social life with training/matches
When I was a child I wanted to be: A firefighter
Three things you couldn’t live without: Internet, Music and my car.
Best advice given to you: Nothing comes easy, work hard for everything.
Advice for young players: Play at every possible opportunity while your young because it gets harder to commit to it as you get older.
In ten years’ time I hope to be: Still playing some Junior B.
   
Robert Stack
Age: 27
Nickname: Stackie
Favourite position: Full Forward in Football & Hurling
Honours won: 2 Duhallow JAHL, 2 Duhallow JBFC, 2 County Interfirm JAFC, 1 Singleton Cup, 1 Nevin Cup, 3 Duhallow U21AFC, 3 Duahllow MAFC, 2 Duhallow MAFL, 1 County MAFL, 1 Duhallow MBHC, 1 Duhallow MBHL, 1 Duhallow MCHC, 1 Duhallow MCHL, 1 Duhallow U16AFC, 1 Duhallow U16AFL, 2 Duhallow U14CHC, 1 Duhallow U12FC, Numerous County Schools Medals.
Biggest influence on your career: Parents & Brothers.
Most important skill of the game: Kickpassing & First Touch.
What would you change about the game: Get rid of the pick-up in football, Ensure referees have played the game as a player before allowing them to referee matches in that code.
If there was a transfer market who would you buy: Joe Canning in Hurling, Conor McManus in Football.
Toughest training opponent: (Newmarket) Barry O’Connor
What training drill do you dread the most: Pressure Cooker
Joker of the team: Colin O’Sullivan
Most skilful player on the team: Donal Hannon
Best fashion sense on the team: No fashionistas in Newmarket GAA.
Worst Fashion sense on the team: Kevin O’Sullivan
Best memory as a player: Captaining the Super Junior B footballers to the Championship!
Toughest part of sporting life: The total disorganisation of the fixtures.
When I was a child I wanted to be: Brian Corcoran
Three things you couldn’t live without: Family, Friends, Sport
Best advice given to you: Make them earn it.
Advice for young players: Don’t ever give up on your goals.
In ten years’ time I hope to be: Still playing for the Red & Black!!
   
Colin O’Sullivan
Age: 32
Nickname: Ninja
Favourite Position: FB: Midfield H: Full Forward
Honours won: PIFC County Cship, IFL league, Tom creedon, cup U21 Duhallow invitational cup, U21 Duhallow Football Cship, Minor County inter divisional championship with duhallow (capt), County vocational championship Boherbue comprehensive (capt), 2 Duhallow hurling leagues, U21 County championship Duhallow hurling, singleton cup
Biggest influence on your career: My father Con, Brother Kevin and Danny Culloty
Most important skill of the game: Fielding
What would you change about the game: Restore the old penalty in hurling get rid of black card in football
If there was a transfer market who would you buy: Paul Kerrigan
Toughest training opponent: (Newmarket) Bart Daly
What training drill do you dread the most: The pressure cooker
Joker of the team: Shane McAuliffe
Most skilful player on the team: Football: Barry O’Connor Hurling: Donal Hannon
Best fashion sense on the team: Eddie Allen
Worst fashion sense on the team: Paudie Allen
Best memory as a player: Embracing my brother kevin in the county final knowing we had it won. Problem was we were rolling around our own 13yard line and the game was still on!!!!! We were told get up by our teammates in no uncertain terms
Toughest part of sporting life: Sacrificing time with my wife and 2 young kids
When I was a child I wanted to be: A Gaurd
3 things you couldn’t live without: Phone WHJB Coffee
Best advice given to you: Calm down, don’t kill anyone, give the easy ball
Advice for young players: Stay positive at all times and take constructive criticism as something that will better you
In 10years time i hope to be: Able to get a warm shower in our dressing rooms!!!!!!!!!