Kennedy Greg

April 16, 1999
Galway's Greg Kennedy NAME: Greg Kennedy DATE OF BIRTH: 15-4-1976 HEIGHT: 5' 10" WEIGHT: 12st CLUB: Loughrea COUNTY: Galway NOTABLE SPORTING ACHIEVEMENTS (GAELIC): County Under 16 medal; County Under 21 medal; All-Ireland Minor medal; 3 Connacht medals; All-Ireland Under 21 medal; 1 National League medal; 1 Runner Up National League, Runner Up Railway Cup, Runner Up Oireachtas; Captain Galway Minor 1994; Man of the Match Under 21 Final 1996; Galway Under 21 Hurler of the Year 1996; 2 School Football medals - County Under 16 medal football TOUGHEST OPPONENT: They are all tough - Charlie Carter is up there FAVOURITE GROUNDS: Croke Park, Thurles HOBBIES: Golf, soccer, karting, socialising FAVOURITE POSITION: Wing back, centre back THE WORST PLAYER TO TRAIN THAT YOU KNOW: Dara Coen - and it shows MOST EMBARRASSING MOMENT ON OR OFF THE FOOTBALL FIELD: Born with no clothes on! FAVOURITE PLAYERS: Joe Cooney, Martin Hanamy, Sylvie Linnane, DJ Carey INFLUENCES ON YOUR CAREER: My parents, Frank Burke, Matt Murphy, John Connolly THE HIGH POINT OF YOUR CAREER TO DATE: Captain of victorious Galway minors 1994 BIGGEST DISAPPOINTMENT: Losing Under 21 Final in 1997 and club semi final 1998 OTHER PLAYERS WITH A PROMISING FUTURE: Liam Hodgins, Kevin Broderick, Ollie Canning, Gordon Glynn, Shocs and Vincent Maher and Sweets Connor WAYS OF IMPROVING THE GAME: Give corner backs the benefit of the doubt, more consistent refereeing, sliothars with micro-chips for disputed scores DISLIKES ABOUT THE GAA: Their kindness - no effort being made to compensate or reward players RELATIVES INVOLVED IN GAELIC GAMES: None at county level - 2 brothers at club level- Paul and Benji PERSON YOU WOULD MOST LIKE TO MEET: Cameron Diaz FAVOURITE PERSONAL SAYING OR TERM OF ABUSE: 'That's right! Sure ye can't do that!!' PET HATES: Untidy people, supporters who don't appreciate player's efforts FAVOURITE MUSIC: Any music - with the odd slow set FAVOURITE FILM: The Shawshank Redemption, Romper Stomper WHAT WOULD YOU DO IF YOU WON THE LOTTO: Buy a million scratchcards - not! PERSON LEAST WELCOME AT YOUR HOME: Postman IDEAL DATE: My girlfriend - Fiona HOW WOULD YOU LIKE TO BE REMEMBERED: Great craic, successful and to score the winning point in an All-Ireland from corner back Taken from Hogan Stand magazine 16th April 1999 Vol 9 No 16


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