Cloonan Eugene

March 21, 1997
Galway's Eugene Cloonan NAME: Eugene Cloonan DATE OF BIRTH: 22-12-78 HEIGHT: 5' 11" WEIGHT: 12st CLUB: Athenry COUNTY: Galway NOTABLE SPORTING ACHIEVEMENTS (GAELIC): Club - U14, U16, U18 (3), U21 and senior county medals; All-Ireland Club medal. County - Tony Forrestal U14 All-Ireland; U21 All-Ireland. Schools - Junior All-Ireland; Senior All-Ireland; First Year Connacht Championships; Athenry VS All-Ireland; Vocational All-Ireland (Galway) 1996 INTERCOUNTY DEBUT: Under 14 Tony Forrestal v Tipperary 1992 TOUGHEST OPPONENT: Richard Brady and John Feeney FAVOURITE GROUNDS: Thurles FAVOURITE POSITION: Full forward FAVOURITE PLAYERS: Joe Rabbitte INFLUENCES ON YOUR CAREER: Parents, members of Athenry club THE HIGH POINT OF YOUR CAREER TO DATE: Senior County Final - 1996 BIGGEST DISAPPOINTMENT: Losing 1996 All-Ireland Minor Final OTHER PLAYERS WITH A PROMISING FUTURE: Aoife Lynskey and Aidan Poniard WAYS OF IMPROVING THE GAME: Two referees and keep televising games DISLIKES ABOUT THE GAA: Not enough matches played during the summer DO YOU HAVE ANY RELATIVES INVOLVED IN GAELIC GAMES?: Father, brothers and uncle involved with Athenry PERSON YOU WOULD MOST LIKE TO MEET: Christy Ring PET HATES: Playing in windy conditions FAVOURITE FILM: Dancing At The Crossroads, The Wild Swans IDEAL DATE: Mary Lynskey HOW WOULD YOU LIKE TO BE REMEMBERED? To have won an All-Ireland Senior medal with Galway and an All-Ireland Club medal with Athenry Taken from Hogan Stand magazine 21st March 1997 Vol 7 No 12


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