McCarthy, Conor

May 30, 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

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