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In a West Cork Minute

May 4th, 2015 9:02 AM

By Southern Star Team

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Stephen Ferris

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Retired Ireland rugby ace Stephen Ferris was in Kinsale for the launch of the rugby 7s, and we cornered him to find out what makes him tick, and if it was true that he was an All-Ireland schools' javelin champion...

Stephen FerrisRate yourself on a scale of 1 to 10 on how funny you are? 6.

Highlight of your sporting career? Winning the Grand Slam in 2009 and then following it up with the Lions’ tour to South Africa that summer, and scoring a try for the Lions before I got injured, was pretty special.

Most dialled number on your phone? My girlfriend Laura.

What’s your karaoke song? You wouldn’t think it, but I’m going for Britney Spear’s Hit Me Baby One More Time!

Tell us an interesting fact about yourself? I used to be the Ulster and Irish javelin champion when I was in school.

Best-ever holiday? The around-the-world trip I was recently on with Laura for the last three months. We took in Thailand, New Zealand, Australia and America. It was amazing, an eye-opener.

If you won the lotto what would you buy first? A Bugatti Veyron.

Separated at birth, who’s your celebrity twin double? (long laugh) I’ve had this one before. It’s Dr Christian (Jessen). Google him.

What’s your favourite word? Like.

If you could change any part of you what would it be? My right ankle.

Your most treasured item of clothing? My golf shoes.

Favourite cartoon? The Simpsons.

If I was an animal then I would be a ... horse.

What question would you liked to have been asked in this interview? How many pints can I drink on a night out?

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