Casey Cathal

February 21, 1992
NAME: Cathal Casey DATE OF BIRTH: 4/9/67 HEIGHT: 6' WEIGHT: 12st 7lbs CLUB: St Catherines COUNTY: Cork HONOURS: Minor, Under 21, Senior All-Irelands, 4 Fitzgibbon Cups (UCC) INTER-COUNTY DEBUT: League - 1986 (November) versus Galway. Championship - 1989 versus Waterford PLACE OF EMPLOYMENT: UCC TOUGHEST OPPONENT: They are all tough. Pick one - Ciaran Barr (Antrim) FAVOURITE GROUNDS: Thurles FAVOURITE POSITION: Midfield/half back SPORTING AMBITION: Success for my club (we need it at present) DO YOU PLAY ANY OTHER SPORTS: Gaelic football, soccer (a little) BOYHOOD HEROES: Jimmy Barry Murphy, Johnny Crowley FAVOURITE PLAYER: Inter County - Tony O'Sullivan and Ger Cunningham. Club - (Clubmates) Christy Clancy and Denis Walsh (great attitude to the game) BIGGEST INFLUENCE ON CAREER: Parents, and people like Dick Morrison and many more from my home club (e.g. Dan Hoare, County Treasurer) WAYS OF IMPROVING THE GAME: More emphasis on coaching young players BEST GAME SEEN: '86 All-Ireland from dugout (cork versus Galway) PLAYERS WITH A PROMISING FUTURE: Cork - Tim Kelleher, Brian Corcoran, Ger Manley. Tipperary - Ger Maguire (minor last year, at UCC now) HOPES FOR 1992: Being very optimistic - Cork for All-Ireland - St. Catherines for Cork Intermediate county - UCC for Fitzgibbon Cup YOU DO NOT HURL WITH ONE OF CORK'S MORE FASHIONABLE CLUBS. TELL US A BIT ABOUT YOUR CLUB: Small club (intermediate since '84 - won junior county in '83). Two small villages - Ballynoe and Conna. Probably overshadowed by near neighbours Midleton. Despite limited success to date, we're optimistic for '92 under leadership of Mossie Carroll (trainer - ex-Limerick player), John G. Barry and Dick Hegarty ARE THERE ANY OTHER ALL-IRELAND MEDAL HOLDERS IN YOUR CLUB? Denis Walsh (senior medals) YOU COME FROM NEAR THE WATERFORD BORDER. ARE WATERFORD GAME EXTRA SPECIAL TO YOU? All inter county games are important for me at this stage. Being near Waterford means that you are constantly reminded of their victories over Cork YOU THREW AWAY A BIG LEAD AGAINST TIPPERARY IN LAST YEAR'S MUNSTER FINAL AND CONCEDED A BIG SCORE. HAVE CORK A DEFENSIVE PROBLEM? I think it's more a matter of Tipperary having strong forwards YOUR VIEWS ON FATHER O'BRIEN: Prefer not to comment - he'd probably think the same. But his record is EXCELLENT CAN YOU TAKE TIPP NEXT SUMMER: Tipp are very strong and getting stronger. I'm surprised that they are not clear-cut favourites for the All-Ireland. But, it's hard to predict the outcome of Cork/Tipp games and if we meet them we will be optimistic. We have to worry about Kerry first and they're much stronger than people think Taken from Hogan Stand magazine 21st February 1992 Vol 2 No 43


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