In a West Cork Minute - Mark Cronin

November 28th, 2016 8:00 AM

By Southern Star Team

Gabriel Rangers' captain Mark Cronin.

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Gabriel Rangers captain Mark Cronin (30), from Ballydehob, has enjoyed the West Cork champions’ run to the Munster JFC final so much that he’d take the entire squad, management and supporters to a desert island with him!

How would your best friend describe you? Dependable, loyal and (sometimes) punctual. 


Who was your sporting hero when you were 10 years old? Roy Keane, a Cork man and a Manchester United legend.  


Tell us a funny story from your childhood: My first job was working in a shop in Durrus, and I used have to hitch a lift off the milkman every morning.  


Where would you recommend for a weekend away? A trip to Old Trafford to watch Manchester United in action followed by a night out in Liverpool with the lads.  


If you were on an island and could only bring three things, what would you bring? The Gabriel Rangers squad, management and supporters, The Irish Whip Bar and a football!  


If you could go back in time, where would you go and why? I would go back to Christmas 2000 as it was the last time our whole family was together. 


What is your least favourite word? RELAX! It’s a word used quite a lot this season.


What’s your favourite knock-knock joke? Knock, knock. Who’s there? Police. Police who? Police stop telling these awful knock-knock jokes! 


What’s the world’s greatest invention? It has to be the Internet.  


How many cows are there in Ireland? Not sure but the more cattle and sheep the better, as I supply the feed (Mark works in sales at Barrett Agri).


If you know you’d die tomorrow, how would you spend your last day? With family and friends.


A penguin walks into the room wearing a sombrero, why is he wearing it and what does he say? All he remembers is taking a wrong turn and ending up in the Gulf of Mexico, woke up wearing this hat and holding an empty bottle of tequila.  


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