Taaffe Eamonn

July 07, 1995
Clare's Eamonn Taaffe NAME: Eamonn Taaffe DATE OF BIRTH: 18/2/75 HEIGHT: 5' 11" WEIGHT: 12st CLUB: Tubber COUNTY: Clare HONOURS: Connacht Colleges 1st year, Juvenile, Junior and Senior medals, All-Ireland A Colleges runners-up, Under 16 County medal, Senior B medal, Under 14 A football medal (All-Irelands 7-a-side runners up), Under 16 Kilmacud Crokes INTER COUNTY DEBUT: versus Kilkenny, League October 1994 TOUGHEST OPPONENT: Dave Clarke (Limerick) FAVOURITE GROUNDS: Thurles OTHER SPORTING INTERESTS: Football, horses, squash, racketball FAVOURITE POSITION: Full forward BOYHOOD HEROES: Cork's John Fenton and Jimmy Barry Murphy FAVOURITE PLAYERS: Brian Lohan (Clare), DJ Carey (Kilkenny) BIGGEST INFLUENCE ON CAREER: Playing all my schools hurling in Galway both at primary and secondary level where competition is very keen and competitive THE HIGH POINT OF YOUR CAREER TO DATE: Reaching the League Final and that great win over Cork in the Championship OTHER PLAYERS WITH A PROMISING FUTURE: Ollie Fahy (Galway). I played in college with him (Our Lady's College, Gort) and Paul Flynn (Waterford) WAYS OF IMPROVING THE GAME: More coaching at underage level DISLIKES ABOUT THE GAA: Too much power at central level HOPES FOR 1995: To win the Munster Final YOU MUST HAVE BEEN DELIGHTED WITH YOUR DISPLAY IN THE NHL SEMI-FINAL AGAINST WATERFORD, PARTICULARLY AS IT WAS ONLY YOUR SECOND COMPETITIVE APPEARANCE FOR THE SENIORS? Yes I was, because it was my second game and that we beat them. I was delighted with my performance and hope to repeat it in the future WHAT WAS IT LIKE TO PLAY UNDER GER LOUGHNANE? Very good. His demands are high for training and discipline and I think this is very important, very easy to take too WHAT ROLE DID HIS PREDECESSOR LEN GAYNOR, PLAY IN BRINGING CLARE TO THIS POINT? He gave players a belief in themselves that they are as good as anyone in the country Taken from Hogan Stand magazine 7th July 1995 Vol 5 No 27


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