McCarthy Charlie

18 July 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