Cassidy Colm

June 20, 1997
Offaly's Colm Cassidy NAME: Colm Cassidy DATE OF BIRTH: 11-3-78 HEIGHT: 5' 11" WEIGHT: 12st 7lbs CLUB: Kilcormac/Killoughey COUNTY: Offaly NOTABLE SPORTING ACHIEVEMENTS (GAELIC): Offaly Youth Sports Star of the Year 1996; Being only one of three hurlers in Ireland to achieve 5 minor medals in a row; Picked for Ireland Under 21 Shinty team; Chosen to play on combined Fitzgibbon Cup team 1997 NOTABLE SPORTING ACHIEVEMENTS (OTHER): Representing Offaly District in Under 14 Schoolboys League soccer. Winning second prize in a golf tournament. Playing in Under 16 Volleyball Leinster Final INTERCOUNTY DEBUT: 1996 Oireachtas Cup, Offaly v Down TOUGHEST OPPONENT: Kevin Broderick (Galway) FAVOURITE GROUNDS: Croke Park; St. Brendan's Park, Birr; Gaelic Grounds, Limerick HOBBIES: GAA, listening to music, swimming, watching sport on tv FAVOURITE POSITION: Left wing back FAVOURITE PLAYERS: Brian Whelehan (Offaly); Pat Delaney (Offaly); Ger Henderson (Kilkenny) INFLUENCES ON YOUR CAREER: Teachers and club trainers and parents THE HIGH POINT OF YOUR CAREER TO DATE: Achieving five minor championship medals in a row (1992-1996); making League debut for Offaly while still a minor BIGGEST DISAPPOINTMENT: Losing Leinster Under 21 Final replay 1996 to Wexford OTHER PLAYERS WITH A PROMISING FUTURE: Sean Og O hAilpin (Cork), Ken McGrath (Waterford), Kevin Broderick (Galway) WAYS OF IMPROVING THE GAME: Better standards for players, higher standard of referees DISLIKES ABOUT THE GAA: Expecting too much of players and individuals, poor standards of referees around the country DO YOU HAVE ANY RELATIVES INVOLVED IN GAELIC GAMES?: Younger brother involved at club level PERSON YOU WOULD MOST LIKE TO MEET: Dustin (Den TV); Jim Carey FAVOURITE PERSONAL SAYING OR TERM OF ABUSE: 'Chill out'; 'Get the lead out' PET HATES: Smoking, housework i.e. cleaning FAVOURITE FILM: In The Name Of The Father, Shawshank Redemption FAVOURITE MUSIC: U2 IDEAL DATE: 1) Demi Moore 2) Jennifer Aniston HOW WOULD YOU LIKE TO BE REMEMBERED? For being a fair player, for being involved with the GAA other than a player, for winning an All-Ireland medal with Offaly Taken from Hogan Stand magazine 20th June 1997 Vol 7 No 25

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