McCarthy Charlie

July 18, 1997
Kerry's Charlie McCarthy NAME: Charlie McCarthy DATE OF BIRTH: 25-1-76 HEIGHT: 5' 9" WEIGHT: 12st CLUB: Gneeveguilla GAA Club COUNTY: Kerry NOTABLE SPORTING ACHIEVEMENTS (GAELIC): Munster Senior medal with Kerry 1996; 2 All-Ireland Under 21 medals 1995 and 1996; 1 All-Ireland Minor medal 1994; 1 All-Ireland Senior VS medal with Kerry 1994; 1 All-Ireland Under 16 VS medal with Rathmore VS 1991 INTERCOUNTY DEBUT: National League game against Meath 1995 TOUGHEST OPPONENT: My brother Johnny, when training at home FAVOURITE GROUNDS: Fitzgerald Stadium, Killarney HOBBIES: Swimming, computers FAVOURITE POSITION: Centre back FAVOURITE PLAYERS: Sean Burke, Ambrose O'Donoghue, Seamus Moynihan INFLUENCES ON YOUR CAREER: All my previous trainers - Richie McAuliffe, Jer Donogue, Charlie Nelligan THE HIGH POINT OF YOUR CAREER TO DATE: Winning All-Ireland Minor Final and returning home to the celebrations BIGGEST DISAPPOINTMENT: Breaking my leg before All-Ireland Under 21 Final 1996 OTHER PLAYERS WITH A PROMISING FUTURE: Liam Murphy, Pa Sullivan, Mike F Russell WAYS OF IMPROVING THE GAME: Increased funding for more football instructors, nationwide DISLIKES ABOUT THE GAA: Difficulty for the ordinary club person to get tickets for big games in Croke Park DO YOU HAVE ANY RELATIVES INVOLVED IN GAELIC GAMES?: No PERSON YOU WOULD MOST LIKE TO MEET: Bill Gates (Microsoft), he could teach me how to become a millionaire out of computers! FAVOURITE PERSONAL SAYING OR TERM OF ABUSE: ' Hi ya cock!' PET HATES: Studying and smoking FAVOURITE MUSIC: Roxette FAVOURITE FILM: Braveheart IDEAL DATE: Mary Robinson HOW WOULD YOU LIKE TO BE REMEMBERED? As a person who showed respect in wearing his club and county jersey, and wore it with pride Taken from Hogan Stand magazine 18th July 1997 Vol 7 No 29


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