In a West Cork Minute with Drinagh Rangers B veteran Donal ‘Flash' O'Driscoll

April 11th, 2016 11:49 AM

By Southern Star Team

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While he’s not that ‘elusive’ on the field, Drinagh Rangers B veteran Donal ‘Flash’ O’Driscoll, from Derryclough, reveals his, ahem, admiration for British singer Seal and a certain classic hit …

How would your best friend describe you? In one word? 


Who was your sporting hero when you were 10 years old? Well, growing up in rural Ireland in the late eighties/early nineties, barring one glorious summer in 1990, we probably didn’t watch much sport so I will probably have to say Leonardo from the teenage mutant ninja turtles … or Pat Bonner.   

Tell us a funny story from your childhood: I don’t remember it but I’ve been told that when I was about four or five, I tried to climb the altar pillars in Drinagh church during my brother’s Communion mass and I’m pretty sure everyone just let me at it and carried on with the actual mass. 

Where would you recommend for a weekend away? Just a weekend? I will go with Stockholm in Sweden. Everyone speaks English and they have a great old town on an island in the city centre, Gamla stan, that has some great bars and restaurants. It’s a great place to pass away a few days.   

If you were on an island and could only bring three things, what would you bring? I’m going to go very practical so I’ll start with a lighter, a Swiss army knife and a change of socks, because you got to have some comfort, right? 

If you could go back in time, where would you go and why? I can’t give a specific time but I would go back to the point where either the chicken or the egg came first – and once and for all put that particular question to rest! 

What song best describes you? Kiss by a Rose by Seal. Need I say more? 

What is your least favourite word? Always . It usually indicates routine – ‘that’s the way we always work’, etc – so I think the less you ‘always’ do something in life, the better. 

What’s your favourite knock-knock joke? Knock knock. Who’s there? The IRS. We are taking your house. 

What’s the world’s greatest invention? The aeroplane, the amount of places that it has allowed me go and see can not be measured. 

If you know you’d die tomorrow, how would you spend your last day? Well, you’d have to have a party, eh? I’d find a big field, a mate with a good sound system, some food, some drink, put out the invites and just have a good time!  

A penguin walks into the room wearing a sombrero, why is he wearing it and what does he say? He’s wearing it because he lost a bet to a Mexican and he says, ‘well, it could be worse, there was a man in Kerry jersey too!’ (That one’s for the Sports Editor!)  

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