In a West Cork Minute – Niamh Cotter

November 14th, 2016 8:00 AM

By Southern Star Team

Niamh Cotter, Kilmichael Rovers FC

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Kilmichael Rovers FC stalwart Niamh Cotter (32), who works as a manufacturing team member in Stryker, chats Killarney, Happy Feet and the WWE …

How would your best friend describe you? Probably out-going, funny, loyal, strong, and a good talker and listener.


Who was your sporting hero when you were 10 years old? Definitely Roy Keane. I was a huge Man Utd fan when I was a kid. 


Where would you recommend for a weekend away? Most definitely Killarney. It’s not too far away from Kilmichael and it’s a lovely spot for a weekend. It’s so lively back there and when the weather is good the sightseeing is fab. Cycling around Killarney National Park and hiking up Torc Mountain are two of my top favourites things to do there. 


Tell us a funny story from your childhood: I have loads of funny stories from me and my brother Dermot. There was only two years between us in age so we were close growing up. I think the funniest would be re-enacting some of the fighting moves from WWE in the sitting room. Thinking back, I don’t know how we didn’t injure ourselves. 


If you were on an island and could only bring three things, what would you bring? My phone, my pyjamas and a good pair of runners. 


If you could go back in time, where would you go and why? To my childhood, maybe to the age of 10. I remember how care-free my childhood was. I would definitely go back to the days of cycling with my best friend Ciara when we were growing up. 


What song best describes you? Happy by Pharrell Williams.


What is your least favourite word? I don’t have one really, but if I had to pick one I would say ‘diet’, just for the fact that young girls are under so much pressure these days to look a certain way. 


What’s your favourite knock-knock joke? Knock, knock. Who’s there? Lettuce. Lettuce who? Lettuce in, it’s cold out here!


What’s the world’s greatest invention? The internet for sure, I organise a lot of charity events and if it wasn’t for the internet I wouldn’t be able to do it. 


If you know you’d die tomorrow, how would you spend your last day? I would spend it with my family, boyfriend and friends, playing games with my nieces and nephew, and I’d take a long walk around Kilmichael and talk about the old times with friends, etc.


A penguin walks into the room wearing a sombrero, why is he wearing it and what does he say? Because he was in Mexico on the set of the new Happy Feet sequel and he says ‘let’s party!’

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