In a West Cork Minute - Matthew Barry

February 26th, 2018 8:00 AM

By Southern Star Team

Coláiste Pobail Bheanntraí's Matthew Barry.

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Students across West Cork will perk their ears when they learn what Coláiste Pobail Bheanntraí's Matthew Barry reveals about college in Denmark

Students across West Cork will perk their ears when they learn what Coláiste Pobail Bheanntraí’s Matthew Barry reveals about college in Denmark


What’s the one thing you can’t live without? 

Family, cousins and friends.


What would I find in your fridge right now? Milk.


Name one element your sport could/should take from another? 

The shoulder from Gaelic football to make it more 



What do you think about when you’re alone in your car? Is there a game at the weekend or can I go out?


Who has been the biggest influence on your sporting career? My family, especially my father and my cousins. All of the other lads on the team too and people my own age have always pushed me to be better at sport and in life.


Pick two celebrities to be your parents: 

Denzel Washington and Beyoncé, both two hugely successful and multi-talented people.


What do you think cats dream of?  A fresh bowl of cream.


If you could play any other sport for one day what would it be? Slamball – definitely look it up if you haven’t seen it.


If you joined a circus, what would you perform? Trapeze.


If you could get rid of one county in Ireland what would it be and why? 

Kilkenny so Cork would win more hurling All-Irelands.


What would you do if you found a penguin in your freezer? Close it and walk away.


Before we let you go, teach us something that we don’t know: Students in Denmark get paid to go to college.


He’s one of two Leaving Cert students on the Coláiste Pobail Bheanntraí team that will contest an All-Ireland U19 Boys’ C basketball final in the National Basketball Arena in Tallaght next week – and Matthew Barry (18) is convinced that the Bantry boys can pass their biggest test yet. The school has never won an All-Ireland basketball title before so here’s hoping the class of 2017/18 makes history. Best of luck, lads!


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