Cavlan Gerard

June 09, 1995
Tyrone's Gerard Cavlan NAME: Gerard Cavlan DATE OF BIRTH: 2/4/76 HEIGHT: 6' 1" WEIGHT: 12st 6lbs CLUB: Dungannon Thomas Clarkes COUNTY: Tyrone HONOURS: 2 Under 18 Club Championship medals; 1 Ulster Vocational Schools medal; 1 Ulster Minor medal INTER COUNTY DEBUT: versus Wexford, October 1993 TOUGHEST OPPONENT: Fergal McCusker (Down) FAVOURITE GROUNDS: Croke Park, Marshes (Newry), O'Neill Park (Dungannon) OTHER SPORTING INTERESTS: Basketball, soccer, golf FAVOURITE POSITION: Half forward BOYHOOD HEROES: Maurice Fitzgerald (Kerry), Frank McGuigan (Tyrone) FAVOURITE PLAYERS: Maurice Fitzgerald (Kerry), John Duffy (Donegal) BIGGEST INFLUENCE ON CAREER: Family and friends THE HIGH POINT OF YOUR CAREER TO DATE: Winning the Ulster Minor Championship, winning 2 County Club Championship Under 18 medals, playing for Tyrone OTHER PLAYERS WITH A PROMISING FUTURE: Colin Holmes WAYS OF IMPROVING THE GAME: Providing more coaching at primary and underage level in order to keep the children from concentrating on other sports DISLIKES ABOUT THE GAA: Inconsistency between referees. I feel that players should get more protection from them HOPES FOR 1995: To win the Senior Championship with Dungannon, to win an Ulster Championship with Tyrone WERE YOU DISAPPOINTED LOSING THE LEAGUE SEMI-FINAL TO DERRY, AND SO NARROWLY AFTER BEATING KERRY? Yes, the defeat against Derry was disappointing because of the way we played, but hopefully the Ulster semi-final clash will be a different story ARE THE LIKES OF PETER CANAVAN AND ADRIAN CUSH A BIG HELP? Peter and Adrian are really great players and along with the others in the team, they make you feel really comfortable NERVOUS ABOUT THE BIG GAME AGAINST DERRY ON JUNE 25TH? No! Thankfully nerves don't affect me that much. I will be looking forward to it and hopefully will make the starting XV Taken from Hogan Stand magazine 9th June 1995 Vol 5 No 23


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