Earley Dermot

March 29, 1996
Kildare's Dermot Earley NAME: Dermot Earley DATE OF BIRTH: 7-7-78 HEIGHT: 6' 3" WEIGHT: 12st 7lbs CLUB: Sarsfields, Newbridge COUNTY: Kildare NOTABLE SPORTING ACHIEVEMENTS (GAELIC): Under 10, 12, 16 New York Championships ('89, '90, '91); beaten Minor and Under 21 Finals in Kildare, 1995 (OTHER): All-Ireland Under 19 Basketball runners up medal; Under 17 International trial INTERCOUNTY DEBUT: 1992 Kildare Under 14s, 1995 Kildare Minors v Louth in Leinster Championship TOUGHEST OPPONENT: David Stynes (Dublin), brother of Brian FAVOURITE GROUNDS: St. Conleths Park, Newbridge HOBBIES: Cycling, golf, fishing FAVOURITE POSITION: Midfield FAVOURITE PLAYERS: Anthony Tohill and Niall Buckley INFLUENCES ON YOUR CAREER: My man and dad, John Courtney (Sarsfields), and John Crofton (Sarsfields and Kildare) THE HIGH POINT OF YOUR CAREER TO DATE: Beating Dublin in last year's Leinster Minor Championship BIGGEST DISAPPOINTMENT: Losing the county Minor Final last year (1995) OTHER PLAYERS WITH A PROMISING FUTURE: John Doyle (Na Fianna and Patrician College, Newbridge); Ger Kiely (Kilcock) WAYS OF IMPROVING THE GAME: More coaching of skills and less emphasis on fitness, many players are fit but can't perform the skills DISLIKES ABOUT THE GAA: Games starting late, dirty play and no hot water in the showers, linesmen and umpires not using their power DO YOU HAVE ANY RELATIVES INVOLVED IN GAELIC GAMES?: My father Dermot Snr. played senior for Roscommon for twenty years and now manages Kildare. My brother David has played Minor, Under 21 and Senior for Kildare and my uncle Paul Earley also played for Roscommon PERSON YOU WOULD MOST LIKE TO MEET: A prospective employer! FAVOURITE PERSONAL SAYING OR TERM OF ABUSE: 'Don't mind the boys' and 'Drive it' PET HATES: Studying! FAVOURITE MUSIC: All kinds FAVOURITE FILM: My Cousin Vinny IDEAL DATE: Any girl my mother would approve of (doesn't leave many!) HOW WOULD YOU LIKE TO BE REMEMBERED: As captain of an All-Ireland winning Kildare side Taken from Hogan Stand magazine 29th March 1996 Vol 6 No 13


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