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In a West Cork Minute - Bandon AC's Laura McSweeney

July 4th, 2016 8:00 AM

By Southern Star Team

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Bandon AC's Laura McSweeney.

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She might have finished third in the women’s shot putt final at the national senior championships last weekend, but don’t ask Bandon AC’s Laura McSweeney (21) to decorate your room. She explains why …

How would your best friend describe you? They would definitely say I’m a quiet person (until you get to know me), friendly and very competitive!


Who was your sporting hero when you were 10 years old? Kelly Holmes, she’s the Great Britain athlete who was a double gold 2004 Olympic medal winner in the 800m and 1500m.


Tell us a funny story from your childhood: When I was about five years old, there was a room being decorated in our house, I took it upon myself to help out and decided it would be a good idea to paint all the windows in the room white!


Where would you recommend for a weekend away? Anywhere along the Wild Atlantic Way, especially up by the Burren and along the west coast. It’s a lovely place.


If you were on an island and could only bring three things, what would you bring? It would be a tent, a small boat and a paddle so I could get off the island.


If you could go back in time, where would you go and why? I would go back to 1984, before I was even born, to the time that the world record for the hammer throw was broken by Yuriy Sedykh on a number of occasions in the same night at the Cork City Sports at the Mardyke. 


What song best describes you? Titanium by David Guetta.


What is your least favourite word? Second – especially when it comes to competitions or any sort of game. I get very competitive and hate to lose.


What’s your favourite knock-knock joke? 

Knock Knock. Who’s there? Tank! Tank who? Your welcome. 


What’s the world’s greatest invention? The one thing that everyone would be lost without is electricity so that would have to be the greatest invention. 


If you know you’d die tomorrow, how would you spend your last day? Wake up early and spend it with my closest family.


A penguin walks into the room wearing a sombrero, why is he wearing it and what does he say? He says: I booked a flight to Mexico and went to the airport but they told me that penguins are on the no-fly list.

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