In a West Cork Minute - Richie O'Sullivan

September 25th, 2017 9:10 AM

By Southern Star Team

Kilmacabea's Richie O'Sullivan.

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Kilmacabea footballer Richie O'Sullivan has a vision for Gaelic football and it involves the introduction of cheerleaders. We'll let him explain his way out of that one …

Kilmacabea footballer Richie O’Sullivan has a vision for Gaelic football and it involves the  introduction of cheerleaders. We’ll let him explain his way out of that one …



What’s the one thing you can’t live without? The good advice I get in work from the two Mikes. Well, at least I think it’s good! 


What would I find in your fridge right now? Everything. My mother keeps me well fed in fairness to her! 


Name one element your sport could/should take from another? I’d take the TMO (television match official) from rugby or else the cheer leaders ... 


What do you think about when you’re alone in your car? At the moment, after winning the South West JAFC for the first time ever, just the great buzz at training and around the village. Hopefully we will keep that going. 


Who has been the biggest influence on your sporting career? My two parents helped me massively, and Tom Hayes from Glandore influenced me a lot and always drove myself and Niall (his son) everywhere, always motivating us! 


Pick two celebrities to be your parents: Ross Kemp and Mrs Doyle from Fr Ted (for the tea).


What do you think cats dream of? Clive Sweetnam’s cows milk.


If you could play any other sport for one day what would it be? American Football. It looks unreal.


If you joined a circus, what would you perform? I’d have to ask Matthew O’Neill – he was in it for a few years before! 


If you could get rid of one county in Ireland what would it be and why? Donegal, so I wouldn’t be made drive to the rally again this year. It’s some spin.


What would you do if you found a penguin in your freezer? Bring it to Glandore harbour after training with the lads. It’s freezing there most of the time.


Before we let you go, teach us something that we don’t know: Timmy (the pony) Nyhan is a model with Told & Co. He’s now a local celebrity. Look him up! 


Man of the match in Kilmacabea’s historic first South West junior A football championship title win recently, Richie O’Sullivan’s two first-half goals will see his legend in local folklore assured. The 22-year-old forward from Droum, Leap, works as a shop assistant at Drinagh Central Hardware and is confident that the Kilmacs have the tools to progress far in the county series.



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