Landers Brendan

November 14, 1997
Waterford's Brendan Landers NAME: Brendan Landers DATE OF BIRTH: 25-1-78 HEIGHT: 5' 10" WEIGHT: 11st CLUB: Lismore COUNTY: Waterford NOTABLE SPORTING ACHIEVEMENTS (GAELIC): U12, U14, Minor and Under 21 West and County medals; Junior football West and County; Kinnane Cup and U151/2 for Lismore CBS; 3 Waterford Schoolboy League medals with Railway Ath. INTERCOUNTY DEBUT: Senior v Kilkenny 1997, Waterford Crystal Tournament TOUGHEST OPPONENT: Ken McGrath (Mount Sion) FAVOURITE GROUNDS: Semple Stadium (Thurles) HOBBIES: GAA, swimming, fishing FAVOURITE POSITION: Goalkeeper FAVOURITE PLAYERS: Joe Dooley (Offaly), David Fitzgerald (Clare) and my father Donal INFLUENCES ON YOUR CAREER: Sean Pendergast was the first person to put me in goal and he had a major influence on my career. My father had a major influence as well, as he got me into the game THE HIGH POINT OF YOUR CAREER TO DATE: Captaining the Waterford Minor Hurling team to the Munster Final against Tipp last year BIGGEST DISAPPOINTMENT: Getting beaten in that Munster Final or losing the Senior County Final last year against Ballygunner OTHER PLAYERS WITH A PROMISING FUTURE: Michael White (Dunhill); Dan Shanahan and Michael Caples (Lismore) WAYS OF IMPROVING THE GAME: It's fine as it is DO YOU HAVE ANY RELATIVES INVOLVED IN GAELIC GAMES?: Yes, all my family are involved in gaelic games. My cousin, Paul Quinn, is on the Lismore senior hurling team PERSON YOU WOULD MOST LIKE TO MEET: Tiger Woods, Rowan Atkinson FAVOURITE PERSONAL SAYING OR TERM OF ABUSE: 'Get up the yard, there's a smell of aul bengy' PET HATES: People not putting in effort in training or in matches FAVOURITE MUSIC: Tracy Chapman, Wolf Tones FAVOURITE FILM: Braveheart IDEAL DATE: A date on a tropical island with my girlfriend HOW WOULD YOU LIKE TO BE REMEMBERED? As one of the team that won the Under 21 All-Ireland in 1997 and Munster Senior title and county title with Lismore Taken from Hogan Stand magazine 14th November 1997 Vol 7 No 46


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