Ronan Neil

December 24, 1999
Cork's Neil Ronan NAME: Neil Ronan DATE OF BIRTH: 1-9-79 HEIGHT: 5' 10" WEIGHT: 12st CLUB: Ballyhea COUNTY: Cork NOTABLE SPORTING ACHIEVEMENTS (GAELIC): Numerous club titles from Under 10 and Under 12; 1 All-Ireland Colleges; 1 Harty Cup; 1 Fitzgibbon Cup; 1 All-Ireland Under 21; 1 Munster Senior medal; 1 All-Ireland Senior medal TOUGHEST OPPONENT: Liam Doyle FAVOURITE GROUNDS: Semple Stadium, Thurles HOBBIES: Golf, squash, football FAVOURITE POSITION: Anywhere on the first fifteen, but full forward first choice THE WORST PLAYER TO TRAIN THAT YOU KNOW: Diarmuid O'Sullivan, my brother Darren FAVOURITE PLAYERS: DJ Carey, Jimmy Barry Murphy, Seanie McMahon INFLUENCES ON YOUR CAREER: All my family and Denis Ring, St. Colman's College, Fermoy THE HIGH POINT OF YOUR CAREER TO DATE: Winning a senior All-Ireland medal and Harty Cup BIGGEST DISAPPOINTMENT: Losing county final with Ballyhea seniors in 1995 OTHER PLAYERS WITH A PROMISING FUTURE: Owen and Trevor O'Sullivan (Ballyhea) WAYS OF IMPROVING THE GAME: If it's not broken don't mend it. It's a great game as it is. Maybe a course for umpires would help get rid of poor decisions DISLIKES ABOUT THE GAA: We're not getting forty thousand a week like the soccer players RELATIVES INVOLVED IN GAELIC GAMES: Every single member of my family and extended family are involved in hurling PERSON YOU WOULD MOST LIKE TO MEET: My fairy godmother FAVOURITE PERSONAL SAYING OR TERM OF ABUSE: Too rude to be printed PET HATES: Needing to go to the toilet after three pints FAVOURITE MUSIC: Wolfe Tones FAVOURITE FILM: I'd better not say (The Lion King)! WHAT WOULD YOU DO IF YOU WON THE LOTTO: Ask Anna Kournikova to marry me PERSON LEAST WELCOME AT YOUR HOME: I can't say because he is bigger than me IDEAL DATE: A cross between Anna Kournikova, Sharon Stone and Jennifer Aniston HOW WOULD YOU LIKE TO BE REMEMBERED: For all the right reasons Taken from Hogan Stand magazine 24th & 31st December 1999 Vol 9 No 52

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