Today it is the turn of Michael Heffernan and Eimer Ryan to reveal all in the club’s Q&A
Name: Mikey Heffernan
Occupation: Engineering Teacher at Nenagh College
Schools/College Attended: Nenagh College/University of Limerick
Favourite Position: Wing-Forward
Achievements with club to date: U12 north/county, U14 north/county, U16 North, Minor north, 3 senior leagues, 1 All-Ireland 7 a-side, 2 north senior. All Hurling.
U12,U14,U16 north, 1 County Junior A. All football.
When and where did you first start playing GAA? Nenagh hurling field when I was 5/6 I’d say.
Biggest influence on your GAA career: My Mother.
What sporting event would you most like to attend? Wimbledon Final involving Roger Federer.
To date what is your favourite moment in sport? Seeing Tipperary win the All-Ireland final last year with two Nenagh lads playing.
What has been your biggest disappointment in sport? 2018 County Final.
Favourite Venue: Semple Stadium.
Favourite GAA player? Paddy Murphy/ Philip Hickey
What sportsperson would you most like to meet? The Brazilian “Ronaldo”
Sports people you admire? John Brennan, Hugh & Noel Maloney. Have been brilliant role models on/off the field for this generation of Nenagh players.
What is the hardest part of your sporting life? Not much…Enjoy it most of the time.
Toughest player to mark in training? Conor McCarthy (If he’s awake and tuned in)
Best person to train? Conor Ryan
Who is the ‘joker’ on the panel? Pearse Morris
Ladies Man? James Mackey
Fastest on the team? Daire Quinn/Tommy Heffernan, but these few weeks might change that as they’re both doing a lot of comfort eating at the minute.
What advice would you give to young players? Try your best and see where that gets you.
If you won the lotto what would be the first thing you would buy? A chef
Favourite holiday destination: Phi Phi Islands in Thailand
Favourite Food: Home made Bacon and Cabbage
Favourite Music: Not really into music.
In ten-years time I hope to be…..still good enough to play hurling with Nenagh seniors (I’ll be 40) and holder of three county senior hurling medals.
Name: Eimer Ryan
School/College Attended: Kildangan NS, St. Mary’s, UL
Favourite Position: Wing Forward
Achievements with club to date: County medals u-12 u14 u16 junior A and Intermediate
When and where did you first start playing GAA? Kildangan U’6s 😅
Biggest influence on your GAA career: My family
What sporting event would you most like to attend? Rugby World Cup
To date what is your favourite moment in sport? Winning the Feile semi-final against Sarsfield and up-ending Siobhan McGrath, Ruth Hassett got the blame 😅
What has been your biggest disappointment in sport? Losing the Feile all Ireland final against Dicksboro/Losing Munster Intermediate final vs. Gailtir
Favourite Venue: MacDonagh Park
Favourite G.A.A. player: Patrick ‘Bonner’ Maher
What sportsperson would you most like to meet? Katie Taylor
What is the hardest part of your sporting life? Balancing college, work and training with other commitments
Toughest player to mark in training? Ruth Hassett, very sticky 😂
Who is the ‘joker’ on the panel? Ellie Spain
What advice would you give to young players? Hard work pays off, trust your abilities and if all else fails, keep running, if you’ve the ball it’s a bonus!
If you won the lotto what would be the first thing you would buy? A house
Favourite holiday destination: Spain
Favourite Food: Pasta
Favourite Drink: Mi Wadi
Favourite Music: Rap/pop
Favourite Film/TV Show: ‘You’
In ten-years time I hope to be….. employed, fit, have travelled the world and still hurling ball with Nenagh
One thing you may not know about me……I am a triplet