In a West Cork Minute – Shelly Dineen

July 18th, 2016 8:00 AM

By Southern Star Team

Shelly Dineen from Union Hall.

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How would your best friend describe you? A borderline coffee and nutella addict who has a tendency to be indecisive! Hypochondriac may have been mentioned previously!


Who was your sporting hero when you were 10 years old? Sonia O’Sullivan.


Tell us a funny story from your childhood: Years ago we went on a family ski holiday to Andorra. Naturally I thought I was as good as the brothers and sister at skiing so I took off after them down the mountain one day. Little did I know I would find myself at the top of a black slope on the final leg. Of course they took off down the slope and left me standing there frozen with the fear of heights. I ended up taking off the skis and sliding down the side of the slope on my butt, getting in the way of many expert skiers! To this day, they still don’t let me live it down,


Where would you recommend for a weekend away? All along the Wild Atlantic Way Dingle peninsula route.


If you were on an island and could only bring three things, what would you bring? My boat, a GoPro camera and a coffee machine.


If you could go back in time, where would you go and why? I would go back to the 2010 rowing season. We won five Irish national rowing championship titles, a 6,000m race in Spain, many regional regatta races and a silver medal at the Coupe De La Jeunesse (Junior Europeans) regatta. It was a great season with great friends.


What is your least favourite word? EOR (said in Dominic Casey’s voice), which is for ‘End Of River’ – that means there’s a long training session ahead!


What’s your favourite knock-knock joke? 

Knock knock Who’s there? Ach! Ach who? Sounds like you’re coming down with a cold!!


What’s the world’s greatest invention? Nutella.


How many cows are there in Ireland?  Enough for my dad and two brothers to spend every conversation talking about them!


If you know you’d die tomorrow, how would you spend your last day?The whole day on set with Jimmy Fallon or James Corden. If Ryan Reynolds happened to be included in the day, that would be fine also.


A penguin walks into the room wearing a sombrero, why is he wearing it and what does he say? He’s wearing a sombrero to protect himself from raining polar bears and he would be singing ‘row, row, row your boat!’

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