In a West Cork Minute – Niamh McCarthy

June 13th, 2016 8:00 AM

By Southern Star Team

Niamh McCarthy.

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How would your best friend describe you?A bit weird… but in a good way!


Who was your sporting hero when you were 10 years old? That’s a tough call, I don’t think I could choose just one!


Tell us a funny story from your childhood: When I was about eight years old, I went for a cycle with my mother. I was really, really tired and I asked her could we turn back, but she said we just had to go a little bit further. Eventually, we turned back, but I fell asleep while I was still on the bike and crashed into the bush and into a pile of nettles. I learned my lesson that day – if I feel tired I need to find a bed, immediately!


Where would you recommend for a weekend away? Anywhere with mountains and waterfalls. I love Delphi Valleys.


If you were on an island and could only bring three things, what would you bring? I would bring Bear Grylls, my music and a genie in a bottle who just happened to have three wishes to grant. 


If you could go back in time, where would you go and why? This is tough too, but I’d say I’d go back to the night of the millennium. I had a really good time, I didn’t really know what was going on as I was only six, but I remember I had a really amazing dress on.


What song best describes you? Walking on a Dream – Empire of the Sun.


What is your least favourite word?

Scalp – as is in the top of your head. I don’t know what, I just hate it – I hate the sound of it. 


What’s the world’s greatest invention?

Bluetooth speakers, definitely. 


If you knew you’d die tomorrow, how would you spend your last day? I’d gather all of my family and all of my friends together and have a massive party

surrounded by everyone I love. 


A penguin walks into the room wearing a sombrero, why is he wearing it and what does he say? Oh! I don’t know how to answer this one! Hmm, he’s wearing it because he got a little bit chilly and he says, ‘Here lads, I’m a bit lost. Will you tell me how to get to the North Pole?’

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