The ‘Minute With’ features have been a bit thin on the ground recently, so we were delighted to receive answers from one of our young stars, Eoin ‘Curly’ McKernan. Eoin and his St Brigid’s teammates have been preparing for a Minor championship semi-final in two-and-a-half weeks, so we appreciated him sharing his rapid-fire answers with us…
1. Name: Eoin ( Curly ) McKernan
2. Age: 17
3. Playing position/role in club: Defender. Finn and Sean’s little brother.
4. Favourite film: The Usual Suspects
5. Favourite song: Milidelphia-Meek Mill
6. Favourite food/meal: Lasagne
7. Favourite holiday destination: Any place you can ski.
8. Favourite pitch to play on: Musgrave, where else?
9. Favourite club memory: Winning Antrim u16 Championship, Boyler’s one handed catch against Cargin.
10. Worst club memory: Any Thomas McCarney celebration ever…
11. Unsung club hero: Peter Mulgrew, Niall Mitchell, James Higgins especially and anyone that has helped out in the club over the last 20 years to make it what it is today!
12. Best player played with: Peter (Fouly) Heaney, Ruairi McDonnell and Peter Henvey…all top quality bench warmers like myself.
13. Best match you were involved in: The one I got on the pitch.
14. Favourite quote: “I just was beating the guy!” (Thomas McCarney complaining about getting red carded) “That usually is a red Thomas.” (Joe Brolly)
15. Best advice ever received? “You are not a kicker. Hand pass. That’s what you do.” (Finn McKernan)
16. What other club do you like to see do well other than St Brigid’s? Any club that lets me in with someone else’s ID.
17. Favourite player growing up? Paul Walsh of Kerry. Represents curly haired players well.
18. Best trainer on the team? Conor Mulgrew and Ryan Austin. The world could genuinely be ending and they would still be there.
19. Worst trainer on the team? Brolly. Never tries. Lives off his Dad’s back.
20. Up and coming player to watch? McGrady if he would grow up and pass the ball.
21. Favourite thing about the GAA? The sense of family and community that surrounds the sport. St Brigids fun Sundays epitomise this.
22. Where would you like to see St Brigid’s in ten years time? Antrim Senior Championship Winners. Staying if not more competitive as they are now at under-age levels.