Begley, Brian

28 June 2000
Taken from Hogan Stand magazine June 2000

Limerick’s Brian Begley

Name: Brian Begley

Date of Birth: 20/10/79

Height: 6’5"

Weight: 16st

Boot size: 12

Club: Mungret

County: Limerick

GAA Honours: All-Ireland B hurling with Clements, Munster Under 21 football championship medal, county intermediate football with Mungret, Under 21 and senior city championship medals with Mungret

Other sporting achievements: Played with Munster schools rugby, won two All-Ireland medals in athletics in Mosney

Toughest Opponent: Paul Flynn

Favourite Food: Sweet and Sour Chicken

Hobbies: Hurling, football, swimming, golf, listening to music

Favourite Players: DJ Carey

Sports legend you most admire: Muhamed Ali

Influences on your career: Father

Biggest Disappointment: Losing All-Ireland Under 21 football final

Favourite Olympic Sport: Athletics

Favourite Cartoon Character: Homer Simpson

Ideal drinking company: Friends

Relatives involved in gaelic games: Father is selector with Clare senior football team; brother is 8 and plays football and hurling with Mungret; cousins play both hurling and football; grandfather played with Limerick minors and won All-Ireland with Limerick (Jackie Ryan); uncle played with Mayo; father and grandfather played football for Clare

Favourite Actor: Mel Gibson

What Film would you like to star in: Die Hard

Favourite Book: Ernest Shackelton’s Expedition

Favourite Music: Dance and Christy Moore

What would you do if you won the lotto: Go on holiday, buy new car

If you happened to chance upon a time machine, where would you travel and when: World Cup in the USA

How would you like to be remembered: I’d like to be remembered for my sporting achievements

How do you think you’ll be remembered: Hopefully I’ll be remembered for winning a few All-Irelands