November 06, 1998
Wexford's Declan Ruth
DATE OF BIRTH:
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
November 1995 v Clare in Oireachtas Cup
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
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!'
Watered down pints
Oasis, Stone Roses
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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