McGrane Tomas

June 05, 1998
Dublin's Tomas McGrane NAME: Tomas McGrane DATE OF BIRTH: 22-9-79 HEIGHT: 5' 8" WEIGHT: 10st 7lbs CLUB: St Vincents COUNTY: Dublin NOTABLE SPORTING ACHIEVEMENTS (GAELIC): Under 15 County Football Championship; County Minor Football Championship 1993; Leinster football finalist (Minor Dublin) 1996 NOTABLE SPORTING ACHIEVEMENTS (OTHER): (Hurling) Under 15 County Hurling Championship; 2 Dublin Colleges Hurling Championships; Leinster hurling finalist 1996 INTERCOUNTY DEBUT: Oireachtas League against Antrim in Parnell Park, scored 2 goals and 5 points TOUGHEST OPPONENT: Padraig Kelly, Sarsfields. Very skilful and fast. It is good experience marking players like that FAVOURITE GROUNDS: Parnell Park HOBBIES: Hurling, football, reading, fishing FAVOURITE POSITION: Left half forward FAVOURITE PLAYERS: DJ Carey, Jamesie O'Connor INFLUENCES ON YOUR CAREER: My mam and dad (Tom and Cathy McGrane), my granny and grandad and uncles and aunts, especially my uncles Frank and Patrick, and girlfriend Lisa THE HIGH POINT OF YOUR CAREER TO DATE: Playing for my county BIGGEST DISAPPOINTMENT: Losing the Leinster Hurling Minor Final 1996 against Kilkenny OTHER PLAYERS WITH A PROMISING FUTURE: Shane Martin, Emmet Carroll, David Sweeney - all Dublin WAYS OF IMPROVING THE GAME: Better referees DISLIKES ABOUT THE GAA: Players and teams should benefit more financially from the GAA DO YOU HAVE ANY RELATIVES INVOLVED IN GAELIC GAMES?: My two brothers Keith and Emmet play and my uncles Frank and Patrick are mentors for St. Vincents PERSON YOU WOULD MOST LIKE TO MEET: David Jason (Del Boy) out of Only Fools and Horses, because he reminds me of my dad and looks like him FAVOURITE PERSONAL SAYING OR TERM OF ABUSE: 'Too rude to write!' PET HATES: Dirty players who don't play the ball and only concentrate on hitting their opponent FAVOURITE MUSIC: Chart music FAVOURITE FILM: The Shawshank Redemption IDEAL DATE: A dinner in the Plaza Hotel (New York) with my girlfriend Lisa HOW WOULD YOU LIKE TO BE REMEMBERED? As one of the greatest players of all time all over the country Taken from Hogan Stand magazine 5th June 1998 Vol 8 No 23

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