Gallagher David

December 17, 1999
Meath's David Gallagher NAME: David Gallagher DATE OF BIRTH: 7-3-80 HEIGHT: 6' 4" WEIGHT: 14st CLUB: St Peter's, Dunboyne COUNTY: Meath NOTABLE SPORTING ACHIEVEMENTS (GAELIC): Have represented Meath at all levels from U14 to senior, winning Leinster and All-Ireland titles. Have won senior club championship with Dunboyne, won Leinster and Dublin championship with Coolmine Community School, represented DIT at Sigerson level NOTABLE SPORTING ACHIEVEMENTS (OTHER): Won Player of the Year with Meath and Dunboyne in 1998 TOUGHEST OPPONENT: As far as goalkeeping, Ray Magee is a lethal finisher, from an outside perspective Ronan McGrath FAVOURITE GROUNDS: Croke Park, Pairc Tailteann HOBBIES: Like to play pool and train regularly FAVOURITE POSITION: I better say goalkeeper WORST PLAYER TO TRAIN THAT YOU KNOW: John Ryan (Dunboyne) MOST EMBARRASSING MOMENT ON OR OFF THE FOOTBALL FIELD: Leinster Minor Football Championship against Dublin, my kick was blocked which caused a goal to be scored into an empty net FAVOURITE PLAYERS: Enda McManus, John O'Leary INFLUENCES ON YOUR CAREER: Brian Reilly, Brendan McNamee, Gerry Cooney THE HIGH POINT OF YOUR CAREER TO DATE: Winning senior championship with Dunboyne, winning Leinster and All-Ireland medals with Meath BIGGEST DISAPPOINTMENT: Losing to Kilmacud Crokes in the Leinster Club Championship OTHER PLAYERS WITH A PROMISING FUTURE: Paul Watters (Dunboyne), if he keeps his head, and Denis Kealy (Dunshaughlin) WAYS OF IMPROVING THE GAME: A hooter to end the game, consistent refereeing DISLIKES ABOUT THE GAA: The delay between matches in the club championship RELATIVES INVOLVED IN GAELIC GAMES: Most of them would not kick a ball out of their way. My brother Denis is a good footballer when he's not injured FAVOURITE PERSONAL SAYING OR TERM OF ABUSE: 'Will you cop yourself on!' PET HATES: People who moan all the time, hangovers FAVOURITE MUSIC: I'll never live this down, AC/DC FAVOURITE FILM: Dumb and Dumber. If there is a sequel, Nigel Nestor would be perfect WHAT WOULD YOU DO IF YOU WON THE LOTTO: Bring the lads on holiday for a month. Buy my clubmate Vinny Maguire a life time supply of shorts that actually fit him PERSON LEAST WELCOME AT YOUR HOME: Alex Ferguson, unless he brought Posh Spice IDEAL DATE: Jennifer Lopez would do HOW WOULD YOU LIKE TO BE REMEMBERED: A fellow who liked the craic and gave everything when he was on the field Taken from Hogan Stand magazine 17th December 1999 Vol 9 No 51


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