McCarthy Rory

30 August 1996
Wexford’s Rory McCarthy

NAME: Rory McCarthy

DATE OF BIRTH: 4-9-75

HEIGHT: 5’ 9"

WEIGHT: 11st

CLUB: St Martins

COUNTY: Wexford

NOTABLE SPORTING ACHIEVEMENTS (GAELIC): Leinster Senior and Under 21 1996; Leinster Colleges football (St. Peters) Senior and Junior A

INTER-COUNTY DEBUT: Leinster Final 1994

TOUGHEST OPPONENT: Brian Whelehan

FAVOURITE GROUNDS: Nowlan Park

HOBBIES: Golf, fishing, shooting

FAVOURITE POSITION: Left half back

FAVOURITE PLAYERS: DJ Carey, Liam Dunne

INFLUENCES ON YOUR CAREER: Friends and family

THE HIGH POINT OF YOUR CAREER TO DATE: Leinster Senior Final 1996

BIGGEST DISAPPOINTMENT: 1992 Leinster Minor Hurling Final

OTHER PLAYERS WITH A PROMISING FUTURE: Mick O’Leary, Paul Codd, Declan Ruth, Michael Jordan

WAYS OF IMPROVING THE GAME: 1) Open draw for the championship 2) Emphasis on encouraging and promoting the youth to play gaelic games, especially hurling

DISLIKES ABOUT THE GAA: Plenty as regards the administration and management of the organisation

DO YOU HAVE ANY RELATIVES INVOLVED IN GAELIC GAMES?: Sister Maureen plays camogie, brothers Eoin and Colm play hurling

PERSON YOU WOULD MOST LIKE TO MEET: The owner of Augusta National Golf Course

FAVOURITE PERSONAL SAYING OR TERM OF ABUSE: ’Go away ge Booshy man’

PET HATES: Begrudgers

FAVOURITE MUSIC: All types of music

FAVOURITE FILM: Braveheart

IDEAL DATE: None really, women are all the same

HOW WOULD YOU LIKE TO BE REMEMBERED? For winning an All-Ireland medal


Taken from Hogan Stand magazine
30th August 1996
Vol 6 No 35