McCarthy, Sean

December 06, 1991
NAME: Sean McCarthy DATE OF BIRTH: 8/2/66 HEIGHT: 5' 8" WEIGHT: 12st CLUB: Ballinhassig INTER-COUNTY DEBUT: 1987 NHL PLACE OF WORK: Sales representative Cork Builders Providers TOUGHEST OPPONENT: Martin Naughton, Galway FAVOURITE GROUNDS: Semple Stadium FAVOURITE POSITION: Midfield SPORTING AMBITION: To have a long successful inter county career DO YOU PLAY ANY OTHER SPORTS: Squash, golf, soccer BOYHOOD HEROES: Jimmy Barry Murphy, Martin Coleman FAVOURITE PLAYER: Tony O'Sullivan (Cork) ANY GOOD SPORTING YARN: How John Leahy always talks during games BIGGEST INFLUENCE ON CAREER: Willie Coleman, Fr. Michael O'Brien WAYS OF IMPROVING THE GAME: Developing more safety aspects DISLIKES ABOUT THE GAA: The long season, especially winter months BEST GAME SEEN: Cork v Meath, football 1990 PLAYERS WITH A PROMISING FUTURE: Brian Corcoran, John Leahy HOPES FOR 1992: Cork to achieve the double TIP FOR THE FUTURE: Cork versus Tipperary in the hurling and football Munster finals 1992 CAN CORK TAKE THE MUNSTER AND ALL-IRELAND TITLES BACK FROM TIPPERARY NEXT SEASON? It will take a very big effort to topple Tipperary in 1992, but I think cork know what it's like to taste defeat after last summer, so with a committed effort, I tip Cork WHAT DO YOU THINK OF FR. O'BRIEN? I think his track record alone will answer this question, he took on a two year job and had success in the first year. He must be one of the best in the job and a true GAA man CORK'S LEAGUE FORM HAS BEEN POOR. DO YOU EXPECT AN UPTURN IN FORTUNE AFTER THE CHRISTMAS BREAK? With the style of hurling Cork play and the conditions for our league games, I think after Christmas will bring a big change in Cork's league form. Also, the selectors seem to have used the early league games to bring new blood into the panel so by March, April 1992, we will all hopefully be playing as a unit Taken from Hogan Stand magazine 6th December 1991 Vol 1 No 38


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