In a West Cork Minute - Owen Collins

February 27th, 2017 8:30 AM

By Southern Star Team

Owen Collins from Skibbereen.

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Before Owen Collins (21) from  Skibbereen lines out for St Mary’s in the Munster Senior League, he likes to relax by listening to some Pavarotti. They’re Owen’s words, not ours …


What’s the one thing you can’t live without? My iPhone, I suppose. I’d be a bit lost without it. 


What would I find in your fridge right now? Food and minerals. What else would be in a fridge ....


Name one element your sport could/should take from another? The referees have a lot of control and respect in rugby, this is something I’d like to see in soccer as some players can give the referees a hard time. Just for the record, I’m not one of those people!


What do you think about when your alone in your car?

Firstly, I’d need a car, but I like to think about how great life is when I don’t have to think about things.


Who has been the biggest influence on your sporting career and why? I’ll have to give the family a mention here, they’ve always been the biggest influence on my sporting career.


Pick two celebrities to be your parents? It would have to be Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet for their phenomenal roles in the great Titanic movie.  


What do you think cats dream of? I didn’t google this answer … but I think cats dream of other cats and maybe even the odd dog; they’re never satisfied.


If you could play any other sport for one day what would it be? It would have to be women’s volleyball in Sweden. I’ve always felt it’s a sport I’d be good at ….


If you joined a circus what would you perform? I’d probably be an acrobat … because I have such explosive power. 


If you could get rid of one county in Ireland, what would it be? It would have to be Dublin as the standard of GAA wouldn’t be as high and other teams might win an All-Ireland. 


What would you do if you found a penguin in your freezer? I’d probably bring it for a walk around the city and get a bite to eat in the burrito place.  


Before we let you go teach us something we don’t know: I’m very superstitious, I listen to the same opera music before every game. I’ve always felt a bit of Luciano Pavarotti or Andrea Bocelli can relax me and get me in the zone for my matches. 

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