Player Profile – Sean Gerard Walsh Jenkinstown Gaels Minor Footballer

Name: Sean-Gerard Walsh

Team: Jenkinstown Gaels 2021

Favourite Position: Full forward

Most important skill of the game: Catching the high ball

What would you change about the game (if anything)? Get rid of the black card.

Any pre match rituals/superstitions: Rest up /listen to music

Toughest opponent (in training or from another team) Charlie Ward from our own team, though unfortunately he’s currently injured.

Team you most like to beat: Bective

Proudest Day in or out of Gaa: Kildare beating Mayo in ‘Newbridge or Nowhere!!

Toughest or most disappointing day: Losing to Bective in an u12 final.

Biggest influence on your career:My uncle John Gerard (rip)

Joker in the panel: Colin Byrne

Best trainer played under: Brian Byrne

Best fashion sense on the team: Charlie mulligan

Most skilful player on the team: Tom Powderly

One player from another team (same age group) that you would like your team to sign: Keith Farrell Kilcock

Sports Person you most admire: Rachel Blackmore

Other sports you play competitively or as a hobbie: Rugby and I like to attend horse racing meetings.

Favourite thing to watch: Adam Sandler movies

Favourite food: Bacon, ribs and cabbage

3 things you couldn’t live without: My Playstation, Liverpool FC and good beef!!!

In 10 years time I hope to be: An Auctioneer or a Millionaire. Or both!!

What 3 people, alive or dead, would you invite to your dinner party: Michael D Higgins,Willie Mullins & Daniel Flynn

Tell us something about yourself that most people wouldn’t know: I think Ronaldo is the G.O.A.T

Player Profile – James Daly Blackhall Gaels Minor Footballer

Name: James Daly

Team: Blackhall Gaels Minor Football

Favourite Position: Half Forward

Most important skill of the game: Fitness

What would you change about the game (if anything) Nothing, it’s fine the way it is!

Any pre match rituals/superstitions? Just listening to music, it helps me relax.

Toughest opponent (in training or from another team) Colin Byrne

Team you most like to beat: Summerhill

Proudest Day in or out of Gaa: First County final in 2016.

Toughest or most disappointing day: Losing to Kilmainhamwood.

Joker in the panel: Jake Harris

Best fashion sense on the team: None of us!!!

Most skilful player on the team: Charlie Mulligan.

Best player played with or against: (Against) Half back for Kilmainhamwood.

One player from any age group you would like your team to sign: Ben Foley from our u15s.

Player you most admire from another sport: Robin Van Persie.

Other sports you play competitively or as a hobbie: Golf and Soccer.

Favourite thing to watch: Peaky Blinders.

Favourite food: Tortallini Pasta.

3 things you couldn’t live without: My phone, earphones and a football.

In 10 years time, I hope to be: An Engineer.

What 3 people, alive or dead, would you invite to your dinner party: Conor MacGregor, Arsene Wenger and Robin Van Persie.

Player Profile – Charlie Barker Blackhall Gaels Minor Footballer

Name: Charlie Barker

Team: Blackhall Gaels Minors

Favourite Position: Half back/ Centre back

Most important skill of the game: Reading the play

What would you change about the game (if anything) Nothing, it’s fine the way it is.

Any pre match rituals/superstitions? Listening to Music

Toughest opponent (in training or from another team): Colin Byrne. When he hits you, you stay hit.

Team you most like to beat: Dunderry/Moynalvey

Proudest Day in or out of Gaa: Beating Longwood in our u12s final

Toughest or most disappointing day: Breaking my arm and missing football.

Biggest influence on your career: Donal Keogan- Meath centre back

Joker on the panel: Jake Harris

Best trainer on the panel: Brian McDonald, pity he’s over age!!

Best fashion sense on the team: Colin Byrne – Pink jerseys

Most skilful player on the team: Charlie Mulligan

Best player played with or against: Oldcastle Centre Forward. His name escapes me!!

One player from another team (same age group) that you would like to sign for your team: Hughie Corcoran

One player from any age group you would like your team to sign: Ronaldo, put him on the frees 😂

Player you most admire from another sport: Cj Stander

Other sports you play competitively or as a hobbie: Rugby

Favourite thing to watch: Hurling

Favourite food: Apple tart

3 things you couldn’t live without: Food, The Craic and Massey Fergusons

In 10 years time, I hope to be: A Carpenter or a Farmer!

What 3 people, alive or dead, would you invite to your dinner party: Micheal Jackson, Beyoncé and Gerry Adams.

Who do you want to nominate as the next Player to be profiled: Colin Byrne

What 1 question do you want to ask that person: Favourite Memory from Primary school

Player Profile – James Ruddy Blackhall Gaels Minor Footballer

Name: James Ruddy

Team: Blackhall Gaels Minor Football

Favourite Position: Fullback/Midfield

Most important skill of the game: The Shoulder

Any pre match rituals/superstitions? Listening to music.

Toughest opponent (in training or from another team) Barry O’Toole

Team you most like to beat: Kilmainhamwood/Summerhill

Proudest Day in or out of Gaa:
First game for the Senior Cup team in Clongowes.

Toughest or most disappointing day:
Losing in the Junior Cup (Rugby)

Biggest influence on your career:
Aidan O’Shea

Joker in the panel:
Charlie Barker

Best trainer on the panel:
Kealan Forde (2020 Minor)

Best fashion sense on the team:
None of us stand out really!!!

Most skilful player on the team:
Luke Jennings (2020 Minor)

Best player played with or against:
Hugh Corcoran

One player from any age group you would like your team to sign:
Brian Fenton

Player you most admire from another sport:
Will Connors Leinster & Ireland

Other sports you play competitively or as a hobbie:
Rugby and Golf

Favourite thing to watch:
The Last Dance

Favourite food:
Chicken (any type)

3 things you couldn’t live without:
Chicken, Rugby, GAA

In 10 years time, I hope to be:
Pro Rugby Player

What 3 people, alive or dead, would you invite to your dinner party.
Richie McCaw, Elon Musk, Jesus Christ

Tell us something about yourself that most people wouldn’t know:
I’m a qualified lifeguard

Who do you want to nominate as the next Player to be profiled:
Charlie Barker

What 1 question do you want to ask that person:
Best Coach you’ve played under.

Player Profile – Charlie Mulligan Blackhall Gaels Minor Footballer

Name: Charlie Mulligan

Team: Blackhall Gaels

Favourite Position: Corner Forward/ Wing forward

Most important skill of the game: Determination

What would you change about the game (if anything): I’d Get rid of the mark!

Any pre match rituals/superstitions? I always have some Weetabix before a game.

Toughest opponent (in training or from another team) Sean Lavin from our minor team for sure.

Team you most like to beat: Dunderry

Proudest Day in or out of Gaa: Beating Dunderry in the first round of last year’s Minor Championship!

Toughest or most disappointing day in Sport: Finding out that the Gaa was called off due to the pandemic.

Biggest influence on your career: David Clifford from Kerry.

Joker in the panel: Colin Byrne

Best trainer on the panel: I know it’s a cliche but all of the lads are top trainers in fairness.

Best fashion sense on the team: No one stands out unfortunately.

Best player played with or against: Daithi Martin (Kilcock Hurling)

One player from any other team you would like your team to sign: David Clifford Kerry

Player you most admire from another sport: Patrick Bamford, Leeds United

Other sports you play competitively or as a hobbie: Hurling

Favourite TV show to watch: The Office

Favourite food: Chicken wings

3 things you couldn’t live without: Gaa, Leeds United, Friends/Family

In 10 years time, I hope to be: An Engineer

What 3 people, alive or dead, would you invite to your dinner party? Messi, Patrick Bamford and The Gooch

Tell us something about yourself that most people wouldn’t know: I play the guitar

Browne Partners Cratloe To Victory At Limerick

By Robert Cox, April 15th, 2021

Kilcock jockey Barry Browne enjoyed success onboard ‘Cratloe’ for trainer Michael J McDonogh in the ‘Patrickswell Handicap Hurdle’ at Limerick today.

The 3lb claimer settled Cratloe into mid-division early on, before making headway after jumping the 3rd out, travelling well and progressing on the outside to lead 2 out and keeping in well on the run-in. ‘Rich Belief’ was 2nd, with ‘Kate III Know’ back in 3rd.

Browne gave his reaction to Racing TV after the victory; “He was a bit keen down over the first few and I took him back to get him settled. He will make a fine chaser and being big, would want it much quicker than that.”