Ruth Declan

November 06, 1998
Wexford's Declan Ruth NAME: Declan Ruth DATE OF BIRTH: 30-4-76 HEIGHT: 6' 2" WEIGHT: 13st CLUB: Shamrocks COUNTY: Wexford NOTABLE SPORTING ACHIEVEMENTS (GAELIC): All-Ireland Senior hurling medal 1996; 2 Leinster Under 21 medals; 1 Under 21 runner up Intermediate title 1996; 2 Walsh Cup medals; O'Byrne Cup medal 1995; Oireachtas 1995 and 1996; Leinster Final appearance with Minor footballers in 1994 INTERCOUNTY DEBUT: November 1995 v Clare in Oireachtas Cup TOUGHEST OPPONENT: Martin Storey FAVOURITE GROUNDS: Croke Park HOBBIES: Soccer, socialising FAVOURITE POSITION: Centre back FAVOURITE PLAYERS: Ciaran Carey, Liam Dunne, Robbie Jacob INFLUENCES ON YOUR CAREER: Father, Liam Griffin, Robbie Jacob THE HIGH POINT OF YOUR CAREER TO DATE: All-Ireland Senior win BIGGEST DISAPPOINTMENT: Losing Under 21 a week later OTHER PLAYERS WITH A PROMISING FUTURE: Michael Kavanagh (Kilkenny), Donal Berry (Wexford), Michael O'Leary (Wexford) WAYS OF IMPROVING THE GAME: Improve standard of refereeing, funding to keep grounds and pitches in better order from central council DISLIKES ABOUT THE GAA:The new system allowing losing finalists back in and the standard of refereeing. I would like to see better treatment of inter county players but would be against paying them DO YOU HAVE ANY RELATIVES INVOLVED IN GAELIC GAMES?: My three brothers all playing with Shamrocks PERSON YOU WOULD MOST LIKE TO MEET: The All Saints so I could commit some sins with them! FAVOURITE PERSONAL SAYING OR TERM OF ABUSE: 'Go away, ya bad yok!' PET HATES: Watered down pints FAVOURITE MUSIC: Oasis, Stone Roses FAVOURITE FILM: Braveheart IDEAL DATE: Sheryl Crowe HOW WOULD YOU LIKE TO BE REMEMBERED? With a lust for life! Taken from Hogan Stand magazine 6th November 1998 Vol 8 No 45


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