Cusack Og Donal

June 19, 1998
Cork's Donal Og Cusack NAME: Donal Og Cusack DATE OF BIRTH: 16-3-77 HEIGHT: 6' WEIGHT: 12st 5lbs CLUB: Cloyne COUNTY: Cork NOTABLE SPORTING ACHIEVEMENTS (GAELIC): 1 Senior county medal; 1 Intermediate County medal; 1 Munster Junior Championship medal; 1 Munster Intermediate Championship; 2 Munster Minor Championships; 2 Munster Under 21 Championships; captain, Midleton CBS Harty Cup champions (Munster Colleges Senior A Hurling); captain, Midleton CBS Whyte Cup champions (Munster A Under 15 hurling); 1 All-Ireland Intermediate Championship; 1 All-Ireland Minor Championship; 1 All-Ireland Under 21 Championship NOTABLE SPORTING ACHIEVEMENTS (OTHER): Represented Munster in tennis INTERCOUNTY DEBUT: Underage - Under 14 Tony Forrestal Tournament; Senior - Oireachtas v Tipperary 1996 TOUGHEST OPPONENT: Kevin Broderick (Galway) FAVOURITE GROUNDS: Semple Stadium, Pairc Ui Chaoimh HOBBIES: Snooker FAVOURITE POSITION: Goalkeeper FAVOURITE PLAYERS: Ger Cunningham, Damian Fitzhenry, Brian Corcoran INFLUENCES ON YOUR CAREER: My father (Donal), WJ Ring (brother of Christy), Denis O'Shea THE HIGH POINT OF YOUR CAREER TO DATE: Being the captain of Midleton CBS, Harty Cup champions BIGGEST DISAPPOINTMENT: Losing Senior and Intermediate County Finals in 1996, both after replays OTHER PLAYERS WITH A PROMISING FUTURE: Joe Deane, Diarmuid O'Sullivan WAYS OF IMPROVING THE GAME: Proper coaching and examination of referees at all levels DISLIKES ABOUT THE GAA: While the way in which players are being looked after has got better, it could still improve a lot DO YOU HAVE ANY RELATIVES INVOLVED IN GAELIC GAMES?: Christy Ring (cousin) PERSON YOU WOULD MOST LIKE TO MEET: The Pope (to ask him to ask God when or if Ger Cunningham is ever going to retire!) PET HATES: Critics of GAA players, especially those critics who never played at a high level FAVOURITE MUSIC: Oasis FAVOURITE FILM: The Shawshank Redemption IDEAL DATE: Martina Hingis HOW WOULD YOU LIKE TO BE REMEMBERED? Hopefully as a successful senior Cork goalkeeper Taken from Hogan Stand magazine 19th June 1998 Vol 8 No 25


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