In a West Cork Minute – Drinagh defender JJ Collins

December 19th, 2016 9:00 AM

By Southern Star Team

Drinagh defender JJ Collins.

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Drinagh defender JJ Collins (27) starred for the West Cork League in the Oscar Traynor Cup last weekend and here he recalls the time he broke a window in his national school ...


How would your best friend describe you? I am probably cranky at times, competitive, loyal, straight-talking and honest.


Who was your sporting hero when you were ten years old? That would have to be Tom Hayes and Johno O’Donovan, still plugging away into their 40s in the GAA!


Tell us a funny story from your childhood: I don’t know if it’s funny but I kicked a ball through a window in our national school by mistake while there was a medical check going on … Luckily, no one got injured!


Where would you recommend for a weekend away? It would have to be Killarney, it’s a great place for a weekend away.


If you were on an island and could only bring three things, what would you bring? My phone, ear plugs and I have to say my girlfriend – but the last two options go well together!


If you could go back in time, where would you go and why? That time Liam Young bought a round when it wasn’t his turn, probably around 2007 or ’08.


What song best describes you? That’s a tough one, I don’t know, but Come on Eileen is a favourite in the Drinagh jukebox.


What is your least favourite word? No.


What’s your favourite knock-knock joke? This is so lame but here we go. Knock knock. Who’s there? A broken pencil. A broken pencil who? Never mind, it’s pointless. (I told you it was bad).


What’s the world’s greatest invention? The mobile phone.


If you know you’d die tomorrow, how would you spend your last day? Play a game and hopefully win it, with a few pints after. It’s very exciting stuff …


A penguin walks into the room wearing a sombrero, why is he wearing it and what does he say? He’s obviously worse for wear after the weekend so he orders fast pint of Guinness and away with him.

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