Today, it is the turn of Sarah Quigley and Philip Hickey to reveal all in the club’s Q&A sessions
Occupation: Biomedical Engineering Student
Schools/College Attended: Gaelscoil Aonach, St. Mary’s Nenagh, CIT
Favourite Position: Goals
Achievements with club to date: u12, 14, 16, Minor, Junior A & Intermediate county titles
When and where did you first start playing GAA? Nenagh 2002
Biggest influence on your GAA career: Family. All the underage management teams with the club would also have been a big influence.
What sporting event would you most like to attend? European Champions Cup Final with Munster playing
To date what is your favourite moment in sport? Winning my first adult title with Tipperary, the league final V Kilkenny in 2019 or playing the Munster senior final V Cork in Pairc Ui Chaoimh in 2018
What has been your biggest disappointment in sport? Losing V Down in the All-Ireland semi final in 2018 or Gailtir beating us in the club intermediate Munster Final 2016
Favourite Venue: MacDonagh Park
Favourite G.A.A. player: Tommy Walsh- Kilkenny
What sportsperson would you most like to meet? Tom Brady/Ronaldo
What is the hardest part of your sporting life? Having a life outside of sport
Toughest player to mark in training? Alanna Morris
Who is the ‘joker’ on the panel? Ellie Spain
Tell us a joke: what’s blue and not very heavy? Light blue
What advice would you give to young players? Always do your best and believe in yourself
If you won the lotto what would be the first thing you would buy? A house
Favourite holiday destination: Donegal or Achill Island
Favourite Food: Nachos
Favourite Drink: Water
Favourite Film: Southpaw/Hacksaw Ridge
Favourite book you’ve read? Legacy – James Kerr
In ten-years time I hope…. to be healthy and successful.
Name: Philip Hickey
Occupation: Student teacher/farmer
Schools/College Attended: CBS Primary, St Joseph’s CBS, Nenagh. Mary Immaculate College, Limerick.
Favourite Position: Midfield
Achievements with club to date: Two County u14 medals, two county minor medals.
When and where did you first start playing GAA? I was six, I started when my brother started playing when he was ten.
Biggest influence on your GAA career: John Fitzgerald
What sporting event would you most like to attend? NBA playoffs
To date what is your favourite moment in sport? Winning the Fitzgibbon cup with MIC in 2017.
What has been your biggest disappointment in sport? Losing the County Final in 2018.
Favourite Venue: Semple Stadium
Favourite G.A.A. player: Con O’Callaghan
What sportsperson would you most like to meet? The O’Donovan brothers.
What is the hardest part of your sporting life? Picking myself up after losing an important game.
Toughest player to mark in training? Dáire Quinn, he’s a tactical genius as well as a tidy player.
Who is the ‘joker’ on the panel? Conor McCarthy
Tell us a joke: what’s brown and sticky? A brown stick
What advice would you give to young players? The skills might not come straight away. Keep tipping away, be patient and take your chance when it comes.
If you won the lotto what would be the first thing you would buy? A Farm
Favourite holiday destination: San Diego
Favourite Food: Pizza
Favourite Drink: Lucozade sport.
Favourite Music: It’s a mixed bag, I could go from Luke Kelly to Taylor Swift and back to Garth Brooks.
Favourite Film/TV Show: The Incredibles
Favourite book you’ve read? The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas.
In ten-years time…. I hope to be a ten time senior county champion with Nenagh Éire Óg.
One thing you may not know about me: I won Jollyploughboy at the the 2004 ploughing championship.