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In a West Cork Minute - Ciarán Nyhan

August 28th, 2017 8:00 AM

By Southern Star Team

All-Ireland U17 hurling winner Ciarán Nyhan from Ballinascarthy,

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The next time you're at the home of All-Ireland U17 hurling winner Ciarán Nyhan in Ballinascarthy, check his fridge for the chocolate bars hidden in there... 


What's the one thing you can't live without? Lucozade Original.


What would I find in your fridge right now? The usual essentials: butter, milk, cheese and the odd chocolate bar hidden away somewhere.


Name one element your sport could/should take from 

another? Like soccer, a salary for players.


What do you think about when you're alone in your car? ‘I should really have a full licence driver with me,' repeating in my head.


Who has been the biggest influence on your sporting career (and why)? My dad because he was the first person to get me a hurley and sliothar and teach me the basics.


Pick two celebrities to be your parents: Christy Moore and Jennifer Lopez – a power couple.


What do you think cats dream of? Food, like myself.


If you could play any other sport for one day what would it be? American Football, can't beat the big hits.


If you joined a circus, what would you perform? I'd be a lion tamer. 


If you could get rid of one county in Ireland what would it be and why? None because we're short six as it is.


What would you do if you found a penguin in your freezer? Thaw it and barbeque it.


Before we let you go, teach us something that we don't know: Former Spanish, Real Madrid and Liverpool star Xabi Alonso has an All-Ireland medal. (Sports Ed - We dug deeper to confirm this, and Ciarán is right. When he was 15 Alonso went to Kells, Co Meath, on a school exchange programme. There he helped Kells junior football team to win an All-Ireland junior club title.)


All-Ireland U17 hurling winner Ciarán Nyhan (17), from Ballinascarthy, was full back on the Cork team that recently won the final against Dublin at Croke Park. Ciarán is a student at Clonakilty Community College and has been part of the county hurling development set-up since his U14 days.

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