McCarthy, Conor

30 May 2000
Taken from Hogan Stand magazine May 2000

Cork’s Conor McCarthy

Name: Conor McCarthy

Date of Birth: 26/03/81

Height: 6ft

Weight: 12st

Boot size: 10 1/2

Club: O’Donovan Rossa (Skibbereen)

County: Cork

GAA Honours: One County Cup with St. Fachtna’s De Le Salle, one Munster Minor Championship with Cork

Other sporting achievements: Two South Munster U18 Cup Medals (Rugby), one Sailing League Championship

Toughest Opponent: Diarmuid Duggan or Graham Canty

Favourite Food: Spaghetti Bolognaise

Hobbies: Tennis, golf, sailing

Vices: Complaining to refs; always late for training

Nominate world’s laziest person: My brother Charlie

Most embarrassing moment: Falling over during the warm up at Páirc Uí Chaoimh before this year’s

Munster U21 semi-final against Limerick

Favourite Players: Trevor Giles, Peter Canavan, Don Davis

Sports legend you most admire: Mick McCarthy (O’Donovan Rossa)

Influences on your career: My father for making me use my left leg; Anthony Davis; Martin Crowley; Denis O’Driscoll; Micky Burns and everyone involved with Skibbereen and Cork at underage level

Chosen specialist subject on ’Mastermind’: How to lose intercounty semi-finals

Biggest Disappointment: Losing to Mayo in last year’s All-Ireland minor semi-final

Favourite Olympic Sport: Pole Vault

Favourite Cartoon Character: Homer Simpson

Ideal drinking company: Britney Spears

GAA Gripes: Lack of renumeration for player’s physio bills, not enough emphasis on ball skills in modern game

Favourite Actor: Kevin Dwyer

What film would you like to star in: Confessions of a window cleaner

Favourite Book: Fever Pitch - Nick Hornby

Favourite Music: Wolfe Tones

What would you do if you won the lotto: Build new dressing rooms in the O’Donovan Rossa GAA pavilion

If you happened to chance upon a time machine, where would you travel and when: Back to the Gaelic Grounds, Limerick in 1993 when O’Donovan Rossa won the All-Ireland senior club championship, so I could celebrate it at a legal age.

Dream Bath-Tub companion: Jennifer Lopez

How would you like to be remembered: As an honest player who gave his all for Cork and Skibbereen no matter what the occasion, and had a laugh along the way

How do you think you’ll be remembered: As a chancer