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In a West Cork Minute with Bantry Blues' stalwart Kevin Harrington

February 22nd, 2016 8:00 AM

By Southern Star Team

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How would your best friend describe you? Dedicated and hard-working but a desperate mocker.

Who was your sporting hero when you were 10 years old? Alan Shearer – he was part of the great SAS that helped Blackburn Rovers win the Premier League.

Tell us a funny story from your childhood: Years ago, Irish President Mary Robinson came to Bantry. There was a large crowd around trying to catch a glimpse and when she came out of the County Council office, a big media scrum ended up bowling me into a bush. RTE’s Charlie Bird pulled me out. I’ve had a soft spot for him ever since! 

Where would you recommend for a weekend away? Killarney. We may despise the green and gold but it’s a cracking spot for a few days away. 

If you were on an island and could only bring three things, what would you bring? iPhone, solar power charger and a boat!

If you could go back in time, where would you go and why? Last week so I could play the lotto with the winning numbers, then give up the job, move back to Bantry and play with the Blues. It sounds like a plan.

What song best describes you? ‘Nothing Else Matters’, Metallica. Don’t ask why.

What is your least favourite word? ‘Tomorrow’. Don’t do something tomorrow, which can be done today.

What’s your favourite knock-knock joke? I can’t remember any knock-knock jokes but I always enjoyed the ‘Kerryman under a wheelbarrow’ one. He was a mechanic, seemingly. 

What’s the world’s greatest invention? It’s the internet, without a shadow of a doubt. We completely take it for granted now.

How many cows are there in Ireland? Well, Joe Downey in Bantry has a couple hundred so there must be millions.

If you know you’d die tomorrow, how would you spend your last day? Now you see why ‘Tomorrow’ is my least favourite word. I’d gather herself, the family and all the lads together for one last serious session. I’m not going to have to worry about the hangover, am I? 

A penguin walks into the room wearing a sombrero, why is he wearing it and what does he say? The penguin is dressed up like a fool as he is on his stag party and he says to the boys in the room ‘Jaysus lads, I’m shook to the world’.

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