In a West Cork Minute – St Val's footballer Louise Coholan

October 2nd, 2017 8:00 AM

By Southern Star Team

Cork footballer Louise Coholan scored a first-half goal as St Val's defeated West Cork in a Cork ladies' senior football semi-final.

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St Val’s and Cork footballer Louise Coholan has a unique party piece. It involves herself and her seven siblings trying to fit into a Toyota Starlet. It has taken years to perfect ...


What’s the one thing you can’t live without? Chocolate.


What would I find in your fridge right now? As it’s coming into winter, probably fresh cream for Irish coffees!


Name one element your sport could/should take from another? The mark in men’s football. I think this would be quite interesting to see how it would work in ladies football.


What do you think about when you’re alone in your car? I usually just turn up the radio and listen to some tunes.


Who has been the biggest influence on your sporting career? Briege Corkery. I’ve played with her all the way up but it’s still surreal to play with a player that has achieved so much and is so humble.


Pick two celebrities to be your parents: In a previous interview I did last year I mentioned how my dad played for Kilmichael in his younger days. When this came to print it named him as a former Kilmichael great, a ‘star’, so I guess you can say I already have a celebrity parent!


What do you think cats dream of? I have no idea. I wouldn’t have much love for cats to be honest! They’ve taken a few camogie and hurling finals from us over the years.


If you could play any other sport for one day what would it be? I’d love to try gymnastics. I always find myself watching it during the Olympics. I’d be absolutely useless at it though.


If you joined a circus, what would you perform? I always like the skit where they try to see how many clowns can be packed into one small car. Having grown up with seven siblings and a Toyota Starlet, this one should come easy to me.


If you could get rid of one county in Ireland what would it be and why? It has to be Dublin. No explanation needed on this one.


What would you do if you found a penguin in your freezer? Throw out the mushrooms. 


Before we let you go, teach us something that we don’t know: 46,286 people attended the ladies’ football final between Dublin and Mayo in Croke Park last Sunday. This was the highest attended women’s sporting event in 2017.


Three-time All-Ireland senior winning Cork footballer Louise Coholan scored a first-half goal as St Val’s defeated West Cork in a Cork ladies’ senior football semi-final last week. Val’s will now take on champions Mourneabbey in the county final.


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