Sloyan Dessie

August 01, 1997
Sligo's Dessie Sloyan NAME: Dessie Sloyan DATE OF BIRTH: 2-2-76 HEIGHT: 5' 11" WEIGHT: 12st 12lbs CLUB: Easkey COUNTY: Sligo NOTABLE SPORTING ACHIEVEMENTS (GAELIC): Captain of Club Under 21 team which won County Championship in 1995; Won County Senior League 1994; Captain of County Under 21 team 1997; Connacht Colleges B title with Muredachs College (Senior) NOTABLE SPORTING ACHIEVEMENTS (OTHER): National Cert in Civil Engineering INTERCOUNTY DEBUT: Against Fermanagh in All-Ireland B TOUGHEST OPPONENT: Enon Gavin FAVOURITE GROUNDS: Easkey club grounds HOBBIES: Shooting, swimming FAVOURITE POSITION: Corner forward FAVOURITE PLAYERS: Peter Canavan, Mikey Sheehy, Matt Connor INFLUENCES ON YOUR CAREER: Mickey Moran - Sligo manager; Paul Clarke - Under 21 manager 1995; my father THE HIGH POINT OF YOUR CAREER TO DATE: Beating Roscommon in the championship this year BIGGEST DISAPPOINTMENT: Losing Connacht Final (Under 21) replay in 1995 OTHER PLAYERS WITH A PROMISING FUTURE: Philip Neary (Tubbercurry); Noel McGuire (Easkey); Mark Cosgrove (Eastern Harps) WAYS OF IMPROVING THE GAME: Referees to be more consistent. Umpires and linesmen must have more authority DISLIKES ABOUT THE GAA: Not enough expenses given to players. Not enough publicity to the weaker teams DO YOU HAVE ANY RELATIVES INVOLVED IN GAELIC GAMES?: Eamon Cawley (Sligo Under 21), Noel McGuire (Sligo Under 21) PERSON YOU WOULD MOST LIKE TO MEET: Jim Carey FAVOURITE PERSONAL SAYING OR TERM OF ABUSE: None PET HATES: Superstitious people. Sitting beside nervous players in dressingroom before a match FAVOURITE MUSIC: All types of music FAVOURITE FILM: Dumb and Dumber IDEAL DATE: Elle McPherson HOW WOULD YOU LIKE TO BE REMEMBERED? As a person who was always there when they were needed most Taken from Hogan Stand magazine 1st August 1997 Vol 7 No 31


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