February 14, 1997
Galway's Padraic Joyce
DATE OF BIRTH:
NOTABLE SPORTING ACHIEVEMENTS (GAELIC):
Winning All-Ireland Colleges title with St Jarlaths College in 1994; captained Tralee RTE Freshers to All-Ireland Division 2 League and Munster Freshers Championship and also All-Ireland Fresher Division 1 title 1996; All-Ireland Minor runners-up medal 1994; 2 Connacht Minor and Under 21 medals; Senior and Junior Connacht Colleges medals; captained St Jarlaths Juvenile A team to Connacht title 1992; won 1995 Senior Superleague with Killererin; received Club Player of the Year 1994; 2 Connacht Seven-A-Side winners medals with Killererin 1994 and 1995
Has yet to occur (senior)
Never really had any! Seriously, Pat Coyne (Mayo) was a very tough opponent
Tuam Stadium, Croke Park is also a nice ground but bad memories!
In the little spare time that I do have, I just lie about relaxing and watching tv, I also play some darts and snooker
Peter Canavan, Gregory McCartan
INFLUENCES ON YOUR CAREER:
My family has a big influence. Two mates also - Billy Dunleavy and John Moggan have had big influences in pointing me in the right direction a lot of the time! St. Jarlath's manager Joe Long probably has had the biggest influence and I thank him for all he has done
THE HIGH POINT OF YOUR CAREER TO DATE:
Captaining St. Jarlath's College to the Hogan Cup in 1994
Not having won an All-Ireland minor title with Galway
OTHER PLAYERS WITH A PROMISING FUTURE:
John Concannon, Michael Donnellan and Pat Coyne
WAYS OF IMPROVING THE GAME:
Get rid of the niggly little fouls that slow up the game
DISLIKES ABOUT THE GAA:
Inconsistency of most referees
DO YOU HAVE ANY RELATIVES INVOLVED IN GAELIC GAMES?:
Brother Tommie plays for the county. My uncle Billy Joyce played midfield for Galway in the past
PERSON YOU WOULD MOST LIKE TO MEET:
The President of the GAA on the third Sunday of September and he handing me the Same Maguire!
FAVOURITE PERSONAL SAYING OR TERM OF ABUSE:
'I am sick as a small hospital' - usually day after going on the beer with the lads; 'That goalkeeper wouldn't stop launching'
Sheamas Doherty cracking his ankles!! People talking about football when they know nothing about it
Music by Robert Miles
Belinda Emmet would be my ideal date
HOW WOULD YOU LIKE TO BE REMEMBERED?
I would like to be remembered as a legend!!
Taken from Hogan Stand magazine
14th February 1997
Vol 7 No 7
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