In a West Cork Minute with the Kilbrittain GAA Club man who packs a punch, Conor O'Donovan

December 12th, 2016 8:00 AM

By Southern Star Team

Conor O'Donovan

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How would your best friend describe you? Fairly serious and dependable, but always up for the craic and a good laugh.

Who was your sporting hero when you were 10 years old? Dan O’Connell. Loved going to Kilbrittain games as a young fella to see Dan playing.

Tell us a funny story from your childhood: I could not say the word ‘weanlings’, it would come out as ‘aliens’. I have now mastered the word but my family always remind me.

Where would you recommend for a weekend away?

Carrick-on-Shannon, county Leitrim. Went on a stag weekend there last year and it was absolutely mental.

If you were on an island and could only bring three things, what would you bring? I only need one thing: Bear Grylls.

If you could go back in time, where would you go and why? Only to 1985, but I would have to be 18 or so. To be there when Kilbrittain won the junior county and the following years on the rise to the senior ranks.  

What song best describes you? Marty Mone’s Hit the Diff (needs no explanation). 

What is your least favourite word? Can’t. If you really want to, you can. Lots of people give up too easily. 

What’s your favourite knock-knock joke? Knock Knock. Who’s there? Butch, Jimmy and Joe. Butch, Jimmy, and Joe Who? Butch your arms around me, Jimmy a kiss, and let’s Joe. 

What’s the world’s greatest invention? Contact lenses. Without them I wouldn’t be playing any sport.

If you know you’d die tomorrow, how would you spend your last day? To have all my friends, including every single one that is abroad – and there are a lot – back in Kilbrittain village for one big party, I would die a happy man.  

A penguin walks into the room wearing a sombrero, why is he wearing it and what does he say? To prove to Donald Trump that global warming is not a myth. Unfortunately I don’t speak penguin.



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